Country Manager at TiAuto Investments Proprietary Limited
Posted on: 6 February, 2019
Deadline: Not Specified
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TiAuto Investments Proprietary Limited is based in South Africa and operates in the tyre, wheel, battery and automotive accessories industry. The company holds the Tiger Wheel & Tyre, TYRES & MORE®, TiAuto Brands, Treads for Africa and Group Services Divisions. Across these divisions, TiAuto Investments (Pty) Ltd has a footprint spanning Africa while the retail divisions service South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
- 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.
- Cultural diversity.
- 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;
- High degree of Integrity/honesty;
Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to TiAuto Investments Proprietary Limited career website on www.linkedin.com to apply
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