TiAuto Investments (PTY) LTD is the holding company of South Africa’s best-loved brands in the retail and wholesale wheels, tyres, automotive related products and services categories.
The TiAuto Investments stable comprises of 7 divisions and 14 brands, all of which share the distinction of being trusted by customers and emulated by their competito...
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The successful incumbent should have a strong background in wholesale distribution and will be responsible for the development of TiAuto’s business operations in West Africa.
This will include existing wholesale distribution businesses in Ghana & Nigeria, and future retail roll-outs. It is envisaged that the position will require significant time “in-country” with future re-location possibility.
Areas of Responsibilty
Developing the channel strategy and overseeing its execution;
Day to day execution of supply chain partnerships for the wholesale business;
Set, monitor and ensure achievement of business plan and KPI targets.
Make recommendations to the board on any adjustments or improvements to the business plan.
Identify and drive actions to improve profitability
Develop, lead and execute negotiations
Scout and identify suitable business (retail and/or wholesale) opportunities;
Set up the infrastructure for the new business;
Ensure all equipment and stock are in place;
Ensure marketing campaigns are set up;
Plan and Organise Resources;
Manage all training aspects to upskill local resources;
Build strong Customer Relations with local business partners;
Monthly reporting on all aspects of the businesses;
Knowledge / Experience Required
3 Year business qualification;
3 - 5 years’ wholesale and management experience at a senior level;
Demonstrated success in launching new products and/or penetrating new markets;
Product knowledge (own & competitor) i.e. various suppliers tyres and rims;
Advanced Computer Literate Skills (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel)
Hands on experience in tyre industry;
Demonstrated ability to manage stock (stock-take, mix, etc.)
Experience in African countries will be an advantage;
Skills / Behaviour Required:
Self-driven individual with demonstrated success, particularly in a wholesale environment;
Excellent presentation and selling skills;
Strong negotiation skills;
Leadership skills & the ability to coach, mentor and impart knowledge;
Excellent Planning & Organising Skills
Recruitment & interviewing skills.
Ability to handle conflict.
In-depth knowledge of financial acumen (income statements, budgets etc.)
Excellent Customer/Service orientation
Ability to use initiative;
Professional presentation of self;
Collaboration focused i.e. building relationships with suppliers and customers;