South Africa

Area Manager | Free State

Company Ecowize Group
Reference # AM_CV_FS
Published 22/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Ecowize is an international Hygiene and Sanitation company renowned for continual improvement and technological innovation. We are synonymous with high performance, high compliance cleaning solutions and as a result, have become a leading international specialized hygiene and sanitation, service provider.

We require a skilled and competent Area Manager to join the Ecowize Group to oversee Cleaning operations in the Free State. If you are a natural leader and you have a passion for operations combined with key account management, this is the role for you.
Job Functions Operations
Industries Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions
Main responsibilities:
•Maintain and build strong relationships with new and existing customers.
•Plan and execute business strategy to grow Ecowize Footprint in this region.
•Generate leads for possible new business opportunities and communicate leads to Business Development Manager.

Job Specification:
•Attend monthly meetings to discuss all aspects of the site such as progress reports, client feedback and team performance, aggregate hygiene reports, and budgets.
•Use information obtained at the site to complete inspections, micros, audits, and customer feedback.
•Conduct and report meetings with Teams.
•Responsible for all portfolio operational activities, including operational problem-solving.
•Lead & manage Site Managers, who in turn must manage their teams in order to produce a food-safe portfolio, daily.
•Enforce a hygienic & safe working environment, with compliance to all statutory safety regulations.
•Manage individual and team performance of HR Resource, and coach & develop Site Managers.
•Maintain customer relationships, meet Customer expectations and eliminate plant damage & downtime.
•Manage and achieve the Portfolio Financial Budget.
•Adhere to and promote the Company Value System by compliance with the Ecowize Way.
•Responsible for Growth in the Area of Responsibility.
•Address staff issues with the supervisors and liaise with the HR department.
•Draft compliance reports for the various sites.

Job Requirements:
•Experience in FMCG and or cleaning industry essential.
•New Business Development experience in Cleaning and Hygiene is essential.
•Must have strong leadership, motivation, and managerial skills.  
•Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
•Own reliable transport essential and willingness to travel.
•Able and willing to work two nightshifts per week.
•ND Food Technology (advantageous).
•Computer Literate.

The successful incumbent will have the following skills and experience:
•At least 5 years’ previous work experience in management, key account management, or relevant experience.
•Strong negotiation skills, with the ability to follow-through on client contracts.
•Ability to multitask and manage more than one client account.
•Proven results of delivering client solutions and meeting sales goals.
•Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines.
•High work standards, excellent communication skills, energetic and driven.
•Must have a valid driver's license and own reliable vehicle.
•Exceptional interpersonal skills and must have the ability to build client relationships.
•Ability to solve problems efficiently and to be pro-active in identifying potential problems.
•Must have a strong preference to work in the Ecowize culture with the following core values; Respect, Honesty and Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Open Communication, and Service Excellence.

Please ensure that you have the minimum job requirements, before applying.
The Company is committed to complying with legislation and to meet its strategic goals with regard to employment equity.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2021
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