Key Account Manager / Regional Retail & Operations Manager - 213626

Candidate No:  213626
Key Account Manager / Regional Retail & Operations Manager
Location:  Gauteng, (Interested in National and International possibilities)
Asking Salary:  R 75 000 Per Month + benefits
Availability:  2 weeks

Truly a star candidate. He has 18 years experience in the retail industry as Key Accounts Manager and Regional & Operations Manager, with proven track record applicable to 3 massive pioneers in the South African building industry.
He holds a NQF 7 from GIBS University in Retail Management, a Supply Chain Management qualification obtained through Penn Sate University (Pennsylvania USA), together with numerous other relevant qualifications.
At previous employment  he  had 44 branches reporting to him with a total of over 200 staff. These include Area Ops Mangers; Branch Managers; 2IC's etc. These 44 branches turnover was between R40m to R45m per month @ 25% GP and they have doubled in Inland region's turnover in 4 years. They have successfully opened on average 7 new stores per annum as part of their national footprint strategy.

Key responsibilities:
  • Responsible for 44 stores - Inland Region.
  • Custodian of Region's marketing and sales campaigns.
  • Prepared budgets for 44 stores.
  • 18 years experience in housekeeping and warehousing.
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and appraising of staff.
  • 18 years experience in dealing with customers queries, complaints and ensuring customer service excellence.
  • Handle pricing and total stock control of all regions..
  • Experienced in compliance with health, safety, security and risk.
  • 10 Years experience in preparing promotional materials and displays.
  • Computer literate.
  • Diploma in Cost Accounting
  • Writing of daily, weekly and monthly reports and sign off orders.
  • Very high level of communication skills, verbal and written.

A highly motivated and disciplined leader who leads by example. His biggest driver is to deliver more than is expected by empowering and coaching people to do their best.
  • Extremely analytical and can confidently read and interpret all management accounts.
  • Extensive experience and training in HR and IR matters and processes. He is fair and compassionate, but firm and consistent in applying the company's rules and policies. He has charged and presented dozen of cases at internal disciplinary hearings and have been entrusted to chair hearing at regional and national level This exposed him to sessions at the CCMA up to Arbitration level.
  • Only moved twice in the last 18 years which shows his commitment and perseverance to make his team and company exceedingly successful.
  • He has worked and managed all groups of people from different backgrounds and his goal has always been to empower and grow staff to achieve much more than he has.  
  • He has a never give up attitude and know that there is NO reward without sacrifice. Winning is a huge driver for this candidate, as there is no option B.