Trade Marketing Agent (Eastern Cape)

Trade Marketing Agent (Free State & Northern Cape)
7th Sep 2017

Trade Marketing Agent (Eastern Cape)

Overview:  Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (Pty) Ltd is an equal opportunity company which operates within the FMCG (Non-Foods) market primarily distributing value for money tobacco products to wholesalers and corporate retail stores.


The company currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified Trade Marketing Agent (aka Merchandiser) aged between 25 and 45 years in the Eastern Cape Region (preferably based in the East London area) to service our customers along the East Coast, inter-alia, from Port Alfred up to Port St. John’s and inland from Grahamstown up to Mthatha and from East London to Zastron .


Although preference will be given to Black males/females and White females other suitably qualified candidates may also apply.




Focus: ·         The role includes the ongoing building and maintaining of good customer relationships.

·         Responsible for ensuring that sales targets are met.

·         Responsible for implementing relevant merchandising strategies and monitoring customer profiles and sales activity of the company’s products and how it caters to the needs of the respective area/s of operation.

·         Responsible for liaising with the relevant key stakeholders both at customer level as well as employer level.


Reporting Relationship: The Trade Marketing Agent will report to the National Sales Manager: Key Accounts based at the company’s Head Office in Linbro Park, Johannesburg.




The basic responsibilities will include, but not be limited to



  • Visiting stores on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring that daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly Call Route Lists are adhered to.
  • Ensuring effective merchandising of stock by

–       Maintenance of shelf space

–       Maintenance of stock on shelves

–       Keeping sufficient stock on shelves

–       Keeping stock neat and tidy on shelves

–       Checking correct pricing of stock

  • Ensuring sufficient stock is kept in all stores at all times.
  • Taking full stock count on every visit to stores.
  • Using Calling Cards to record stock takes.
  • Ensuring that Stores place orders regularly.
  • Ensuring that full details of all orders placed are communicated to head office effectively, efficiently and timeously.
  • Ensuring that no store runs out of stock
  • Ensuring that Daily and Weekly Reporting Templates are duly completed and submitted on time.
  • Ensuring the proper care and use of all tools of trade provided by the company.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with the rules, regulations and policies implemented by the company from time to time.
  • Performing such duties as determined by the line manager (or his designated representative), as the need arises and from time to time.







  • Must be a South African Citizen.
  • Must be in possession of a valid unendorsed South African Driver’s Licence (preferably Code 08/EB) with several years driving experience.
  • Previous Sales/Merchandising experience preferred.
  • Good Inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Deadline and target driven.
  • High level of literacy.
  • Strong customer relationship management.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Friendly disposition.
  • Basic Computer literacy (Word, MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail).







  • Must have a South African Matric Certificate.
  • Post Matric Tertiary qualification in an appropriate field will be a distinct advantage.








  • Market related performance based contract consisting of:

–       Salary of R8000 to R9000 per month, (negotiable) depending on qualifications and experience.

–       Use of Company Vehicle (strictly for business purposes only).

–       Use of Cellphone (strictly for business purposes only).

–       Use of Laptop (strictly for business purposes only).

–       15 working days leave per annum.


  • A probation period of 3 months is applicable.
  • After successful service during probation period:

–       Monthly Commission-based Bonus at the discretion of Management.

–       Company Contribution to Group Provident Fund.

–       Company Contribution to Medical Aid Scheme.


Other Requirements
  • Candidates must be willing to undergo Polygraph Testing and have to go through a driving skills test as well prior to appointment.


  • Candidates should preferably be ITC cleared.


  • NB. Candidates must be prepared to travel long distances and also be prepared to stay away from home on business on a regular basis.



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