Jun 15

Key Accounts Assistant – Exports and Product development – CT

Introduction to company – The Cape Town Toiletry Co – market, distribute and manufacture our own and private label, bath, body and home fragrance products. Our services include concept development, innovation and packaging design, product development, manufacturing, distribution and promotion.

We are looking for the right fit to our team – your lack of experience will not count against you for this application, we are hiring with a eye for growing an individual to become a part of the team.

Key aspects of role – 

– loading sales orders 

– Compiling/sending offer sheets and presentations

– Looking at trends and new product opportunities

– Liaising with buyers and assistant buyers on

– Artwork selection/changes

– Fragrance/product approval

– Pricing

– Buy plan flows

–  Fragrance briefing, selection & submission across ranges

– INCI & allergen generation/compilation

– Development sheet compilation/submission

– Artwork vetting for compliance for FDA USA- claims, ingredients, verbiage

– Cosmetic regulation documentation compilation (technical & admin)

– Liaising with compliance team for updates on regulations

– Product sign-off/QC

– Sending samples for approval + fragrances for development

– Liaising with manufacturers/suppliers for developments and timeous submission

– Sourcing packaging and trending raw materials

– Co-ordinating studio for new design and artwork/proofing

– Co-ordinating development process

– Product costing 

– Ordering Price tickets


      Knowledge and Skill Requirements –  

      – Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and customer service skills.

      – Excellent oral and written communication skills.

      – Good reasoning and analytical skills.

      – Ability to make decision and problem solving skills within mandate

      – Ability to work well under deadline pressures.

      – Team player who shows initiative and ability to think creatively.

      – High motivation and energy.

      – Project management skills – good attention to detail.

      – Graduate degree or diploma – Coschem diploma or in progress or a diploma/degree in sciences

      – 1-2 years work experience


      Contact – Tim Clifton – timclifton@cttc.co.za

Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/06/15/key-accounts-assistant-exports-and-product-development-ct/

May 31

Hello world!

Welcome to DesignMagic Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/05/31/hello-world/

May 28

Lab Assistant – JHB


Assist the team and the laboratory by carrying out technical operations consisting in handling simple experiments and protocols.

Conduct and apply straightforward protocols independently to assist the team and the laboratory in their work – measure stability of formulation batches, proceed to easy formulation batches.

Contribute to ensuring optimal safety and quality conditions (upkeep of equipment, etc.)

Communicate raw results

Participate in compiling the laboratory notebook in line with protocols

Help manage laboratory inventories (supplies, orders, consumables or raw materials, raw materials inventory etc.)

Ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality procedures in force in the laboratory (conduct shipments)



  • Post matric qualification in Analytical Chemistry or similar  advantageous
  • Minimum 2 years work experience, preferably in a Laboratory environment
  • Good level of Computer literacy


All advert responses may be sent to:  Obakeng.SEHLAKO@loreal.com

Reference for the position to be quoted on e-mailed application:  LABASSTOA18

Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/05/28/lab-assistant-jhb/

May 22

Inventory Controller – Necsa Site

Inventory Controller –Necsa site (Private Company)between PTA & Hartebeespoort Dam


There is a position that has become available and we are looking for the following criteria:


Minimum Requirements


  • Experienced in stock control, stock movements and variance reporting
  • Knowledge of Accounting principles and figure orientated
  • Advanced excel/reporting skills to do audits
  • Experience in recons and adjustments (specifically the financial impact)
  • Experience in Syspro and ODBC report writing will be advantageous to the application


Additional requirements


  • Excellent professional work standard
  • Self-driven, full of energy and the ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels
  • Fully Bilingual
  • Respectful towards fellow employees and clients


The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Accurate control and record of all stock (Expiring/excesses/shortages or surplus)
  • Conduct stocktakes to ensure reconciliation between records and actuals
  • Conduct monthly cycle counts
  • Stock take and stock variance control
  • Controlling returnable packaging/raw materials or finished goods
  • Identifying non movement stock and obtain reasons


Please contact Anelie Basson at anelie@primeproduct.co.za or phone on 012 305 6582 for more details



Closing date: 15 June 2018



Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/05/22/inventory-controller-necsa-site/

May 22

Production Planner – Necsa Site

Production Planner Position Available in the Planning Department. Necsa site (Private Company)between PTA & Hartebeespoort Dam


A position has become available in the Planning Department and the successful candidate will be responsible:


1.Create weekly production plan

2.Create jobs with start date in 6 week window

3.Expidate with buyers outstanding materials

4.Insure that bulk/units return are worked back into next job/sales order.

5.Determine monthly target and track status

6.Create reports on request to assist departments




  • Grade 12
  • Must have SYPRO 7 experience
  • Must have excellent skills on excel (formula’s & v-lookup)
  • Excellent communication skills – written & verbal.



Additional requirements


  • Excellent professional work standard
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Be innovative and be involved in the production operations
  • Willing to accept responsibility is important
  • Self-Discipline


Please contact Anelie Basson at anelie@primeproduct.co.za or

phone on 012-305 6582 for more details.


Closing date: 31 May 2018


Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria set out for this post.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/05/22/production-planner-necsa-site/

Apr 24

Business Manager – Durban

A well-known successful manufacturing company with products such as white oils, paraffin waxes, base oils and speciality petrochemical products has a vacancy for a Business Manager.

The position is based in Durban with a customer base across South Africa.

The role has primary responsibility for all sales activity for assigned product streams and manages the full business relationship with actual customers.

Also Identifies potential customers and converts potential to actual customers

And identifies opportunities for new products, applications etc.
Through working with other functional teams they will optimise the H&R business performance.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage existing customers

  • Maintaining and developing a positive relationship
  • Manage pricing to customers
  • Develop customer buying to grow business through expanded product offering
  • Payment collection and compliance with credit policies
  • Manage customer quality requirements

Bring new customers on board

  • Through variety of channels identify new customer leads
  • Engage with potential customers and convert to buyers
  • Identify new market opportunities
    • Customer intelligence
    • Competitor information
    • Market trends
  • Working relationship with other H&R functional teams
  • At all times work in compliance with statutory laws and company policies and procedures

5 key competencies:

  • Personal Credibility
  • Customer Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Self confidence


  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage own time effectively.
  • initiative

Qualifications :

  • Relevant technical degree (Chemistry/Chem.Eng.) and Commercial or Business qualification
  • Min of 3 years Technical sales experience, pref in Petrochemical industry.
  • Report Writing and Presentation skills are a prerequisite.
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Competent in CRM, ERP systems (JDE, SAP)
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office, Excel and Power point.

Valid Driver’s license.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you wish to apply please send your CV to Nicola.lang@hur.com



Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/04/24/business-manager-durban/

Apr 24

Speciality Chemicals Function Manager

The Job
The Specialty Chemicals function within this business supplies  various products sourced from 3rd party manufacturers located globally. Its customer base is a broad range of industrial businesses for use in their manufacturing processes. It is the smallest of the functional units having only been in existence for 3 years, but has enjoyed significant growth and success in that time.

We are looking to add resource to this function and the role will have responsibility for all aspects of the specialty chemical function in Africa. The three core areas of focus for this job role.

  • Customer ~ Retain existing customers and identify and bring in new customers. Expanding the contribution by both volume and product portfolio growth.
  • Supplier ~ Manage and expand the business relationship with existing suppliers. Identify and negotiate with new suppliers to expand the product portfolio
  • Internal functions ~ Work with other functional managers and their teams to achieve the required support to meet functional objectives

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
Critical Behavioural Profile

  • High customer orientation and intercultural competence
  • Independent, self-directed, hands on and motivated.
  • Able to initiate and close negotiations
  • Influencing skills to achieve results
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • High attention to detail and thorough.
  • Very strong self-management


  • Very experienced negotiating with customer’s senior management level
  • At least 10 years Product Management experience preferably supplying to the Homecare, Personal Care or Pharmaceutical markets.
  • Good understanding of and experience in raw material supply chain distribution from supplier to customer.
  • Experience with dealing with foreign principals on an agency or distributor basis
  • Previous experience negotiating with and supplying to multi-national companies. Includes working with open book costing models
  • Can work to identify root cause problems and develop solutions relating to customers product requirements.
  • Proven experience in business development within South Africa, but preferably including the African continent, backed with concrete measurable results.
  • Able to undertake International and local travel when required. Valid SA drivers licence.

Educational Profile

  • Having the required skills and Behavioural Competencies and demonstrating the appropriate experience are the critical requirements of this job role rather than any formal academic qualification.
  • Whilst no specific tertiary educational requirements are stipulated the candidate must be able and confident to communicate and engage with technical specialists across scientific, engineering and technical areas
  • Candidate does need strong IT competency

Interested applicants can send a CV to : jobapplicationx1089@gmail.com


Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/04/24/speciality-chemicals-function-manager/

Apr 20

Subject: R & D Technician – Kempton Park

R & D Technician – JHB

Antiseptol is a contract manufacturer, producing a variety of chemical products (specialising in cosmetics, primarily hair care products for the salon market).
Job Title
Research and Development Technician

Kempton Park

Purpose of Position
According to its growth and sustainability plan, Antiseptol is looking for a research and development specialist to contribute to, amongst others, the end-to-end development of new products and the optimisation of existing hair care products.

Research and development of new products
Accurate testing of products developed
Stability testing & reporting of all products developed
Optimisation of current products in order to improve the use, appearance and smell, manufacturing methods, raw materials used, etc
Source and/or test alternative raw materials for suitability & compatibility.
Keep up-to-date with new raw materials and potential future products coming to the market.
Assist the QC department with technical (product) issues they may have.
Assist the QC department in determining how, if possible, to rework reject material.
Determine suitability of plant equipment for scaling up of product manufacture from lab scale.
Help manufacturing operations by expanding compounder skills
Aid in the development of specifications and quality standards for raw materials and final products.
Assist marketing with generation of content including claims, packaging requirements and designs.
Develop customer required product information (MSDSs, ingredients lists, etc)
Develop and maintain manufacturing and quality systems to establish standards related to activities and products, measuring and correcting performance as required.
Testing of claims made on products developed.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

A relevant tertiary degree/diploma (such as Coschem)
Knowledge of chemicals used in the cosmetic industry (specifically hair care)

At least 2 years of related R&D experience in the personal care (preferably hair care) industry.

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Problem solving
Manufacturing, Quality and R&D knowledge
Health and safety
Basic finance
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Google Docs and Google search)
GMP/OH&S competency
Laboratory etiquette/basic laboratory analysis techniques

Personal Characteristics
Integrity, proactive, self motivated, committed to continuous improvement and personal development, time conscious, team player, accurate, innovative, confident.
Able to work accurately under pressure.

For more information about Antiseptol, see our website: www.antiseptol.com

Closing date for applications: 11 May 2018

Send applications to careers@antiseptol.com


Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/04/20/subject-r-d-technician-kempton-park/

Apr 20

Subject: Technical Sales Representative- JHB

Technical Sales Representative -JHB

Well known and stable commodity Trader has a vacancy for a Technical Sales Representative – Personal Care who will sell raw materials into the aforementioned sector. This dynamic, driven negotiator will ensure that revenue and GP targets are met consistently.

Manage and grow existing and new customer base within the prescribed territory.
Manage and grow product offering by identifying client needs.
Managing supply contracts with customers.
Exceed sales budgets.
Provide excellent customer service and satisfaction.
Create strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
Report back to management all relevant information (written and verbal).
Handle and manage all customer enquiries.
Cold calling.

Marketing qualification or related.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Business to Business sales environment.
2-3 years’ experience in the personal care industry.
Computer literate in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Pastel.
Valid Driver’s license.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you have any queries please call Antoinette or Bianca on 0861 FENRIS (336747). Please send your CV’s to antoinette@fenris.co.za


Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/04/20/subject-technical-sales-representative-jhb/

Apr 07

Sales Professional – Personal and Health Care-JHB

An opportunity has arisen to join the Croda sales team.  Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining sales to a wide range of consumer care accounts.


Qualifications / Skills / Experience


  • Matric
  • BSC /National Diploma in Chemistry / Commercial degree will be an advantage
  • Minimum 5-year sales experience within the Personal Care and Pharmaceutical sector
  • Experience in handling Key Accounts
  • Own vehicle and driver’s license

Due to the field-based nature of this role, applicant must be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate exceptional personal management skills.


Interested parties should apply to:




Permanent link to this article: http://www.coschem.co.za/2018/04/07/sales-professional-personal-and-health-care-jhb/

Older posts «