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Job Title
Commercial Manager – Business Unit
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 8 years
Job Published
30 January 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • To manage the Commercial Functions for the Business Unit in line with Divisional objectives. Reporting to the General Manager.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or engineering qualification
  • Chartered Engineer/Accountant or CIMA an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years negotiation experience at a Senior Management/ Executive level



New Business Acquisition – Growth:

  • Investigate with local OEM future business plans
  • Analyse the Market (Customer, Competitors, trends, etc) and create Cycle Plans
  • Investigate different markets and technologies
  • Develop and coordinate projects to introduce evolutionary new products and new markets
  • Ensure adherence to the acquisition process
  • Coordinate Acquisition’s cross-functional team to deliver on-time and accurate RFQs
  • Monitor Control Sheets and Contribution Statements and control data integrity
  • Ensure compliance to mandated thresholds and make decisions to pitch the best selling prices on Customers’ offers 


Key Account Management – Sales, CRM & Profitability (Series & Projects):

  • Ensure that external economic factors – are being tracked and recovered as per agreement with Customers
  • Lead price negotiations to recover impact of external economics/volume/project deviations which are beyond the agreement with Customers
  • Monitor Sales (volumes and revenue) according to the Sales Plan
  • Ensure profitability levels are at the level agreed in the plan or better
  • Support and motivate the KAMs to create CI (Sales and Commerical) ideas
  • Guarantee data integrity on Customer Portals
  • Ensure data integrity of Selling prices and Price matrix in LX
  • Develop long term relationships with the Customers
  • Conduct pro-active customer visits


Sales Planning & Controlling:

  • Keep a deep knowledge and understanding of the market space where the company is present
  • Lead the preparation of the 3rd Party Sales Plan (FC1/FC2/Budget and Strat Plan) – Top Line
  • Manage the preparation of Sales reports (Gross Margin, Flash, Monthly, Cockpit Charts, etc)
  • Lead Inter-company quotation for Non-Wovens
  • Coordinate and approve Inter-company and Joint Venture price calculation for new products and mid cycle adjustments
  •  Compile Monthly Departmental Management and Board reports


People Management:

  • Lead and motivate the Commercial Office – BDMs and Cost Management Accountants
  • Apply the Company Leadership Model and Leadership Principles
  • Ensure that the company performance management tools are applied (AED, Performance Contracts, Potential Assessments, Individual Development Plans, etc)
  • Develop and coach the team
  • Promote an environment of Continuous Improvement and a culture of achievement



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