Genuine Connection Promotions (Pty) Ltd, a promotional company in Paarl with its own garment manufacturing division, has an opportunity for the services of a sales executive. Previous experience and connections with international brands or sportswear brands will be ideal.

The purpose of this job is to take responsibility for developing, driving and maintaining the sales and marketing strategies of the company in order to meet the organization’s sales objectives. This includes the development and implementation of the company’s sales and marketing strategy and business goals as well as the management of sales teams to ensure customer satisfaction and revenue growth. Genuine Connection operates a world class clothing manufacturing plant with the latest technology and equipment. The ideal candidate will operate on executive level and has a well-established network and commerce system in place.

Knowledge and experience required

  • Senior certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills (NQF4 or equivalent level; able to design/ apply pricing and proposal models)
  • Formal qualification or training in marketing and sales (clearly demonstrate technical selling skills)
  • Qualification/ training or sound knowledge: textiles/ clothing manufacturing (can demonstrate product knowledge/ technical data; e.g. Diploma in Clothing Management; Garment Production or Fashion Design)
  • Previous experience within the clothing/ fashion/ branding industry an advantage
  • 3 to 5 years’ previous experience as a senior manager with a proven record of successful sales target achievements
  • Valid driver’s license with own transport (willingness to travel)

Skills required

  • Strategic thinking (able to design sales and marketing strategies)
  • Leadership (able to motivate, support and drive sales teams)
  • High level presentation skills (to business owners, senior management and decision makers)
  • Strong sales skills (consultatively and cold canvassing; making recommendations to prospects/ clients within the various product ranges the company has to offer)
  • Strong computer skills and aptitude (presentations, tenders, business sales plans, market trend analyses, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service skills (retention, new business, grow accounts)
  • Problem solving skills (able to overcome challenges between design, manufacturing and customer expectations)
  • Able to work in a changing and fast paced environment
  • Ability to open new markets

Attitude and personal values

  • Team player
  • Quality orientated with a high work ethos
  • Reliable and able to deliver on deadlines

Key outputs

  • Set and achieve company goals and targets
  • Set, manage and monitor sales growth targets
  • Manage, monitor and develop sales teams
  • Present and sell company products and services to current and potential clients
  • Quality ensure costings, quotations and orders for manufacturing
  • Communicate new product and service opportunities, special developments, information, or feedback to customers to retain and grow assigned accounts
  • Market research
  • Reporting

In exchange for the successful candidate’s services, the company offers a competitive remuneration package – including a commission structure. Those interested to join a dynamic company should submit their CV’s via email: hr@gencon.co.za or Fax: 021 872 0313.