Jobs JOHANNESBURG at Total Company South Africa – Regional Sales Manager: Transport & Food Industries


Regional Sales Manager: Transport & Food Industries
Communication, Finance, Governance and Information, Logistics, Maintenance / Inspection / Technology, Sales
South Africa

Job Description
The B2B General Trade team seeks to appoint an experienced Regional Sales Manager: Transport & Food Industries !
General Trade strategy:
You will be responsible for the Transport & Food Industries strategy implementation.
Develop marketing strategies and new business models and oversee their implementation and execution
Develop business opportunities in the Transport & Food sectors

General Trade sales:

  • You are required to prepare, present and ensure execution of the sales budgets and the LTP
  • Ensure pricing, rebates and services are effectively managed especially from a cost recovery perspective
  • Ensure all costing associated with customers is accounted for and that under recoveries (e.g. transport, product returns, Lube Management System costs, maintenance costs, etc) are collected
  • Manage the level of Gross Margin after Variable Cost by customer and ensure that agreed customer service levels are met
  • Ensure customers payment conditions are properly managed
  • Interpret variance analysis, prepare and present business reviews for the channel of trade
  • Ensure proper information on products is provided to customers
  • Ensure all appropriate tenders and business opportunities are responded to in
  • Ensure the overall profitability of the various segments as well as excellent customer service
  • Manage the contractual agreements set forth in the terms.
  • Ensure the CAPEX Budget requirements are supported 

Customer to Cash:

  • You will need to ensure that all Key Account Specialists undergo mandatory training to negotiate terms with customer and are aware of the process to open customer accounts
  • Define KPIs for Key Account Specialists
  • Ensure that all Key Account Specialists adhere to all the policies and procedures for setting up customer accounts and dealing with overdue payments etc 

People Management:

  • You will ensure that all HR functions are executed according to the Groups practices and principles, in terms of recruitment, training and development
  • Manage the team encouraging timeous and accurate reporting on all activities, as well as motivation and customer-service orientation 


  • You will be responsible for ensuring constant adherence and compliance to company HSEQ and security standards, local by-laws, standards and legislation
  • Ensure that the customers are communicated on the standards applied in the company 


  • Identify critical skills and positions in the Transport & Food Industries area
  • Ensure succession plan is in place for direct reports, and update job descriptions at least every 2 years

Context and environment

  • Achieving an effective balance between marketing benefits and profitability for both Customers and Total South Africa.
  • Identify financially viable solutions for each customer to ensure long-term sustainable and profitable business in a highly contested market where customers have the freedom of choice
  • Other internal or external constraints which make this job challenging are an uncertain regulatory environment (transforming from heavy regulation towards easing of regulation in some areas and tightening in others) skills shortages, BBBEE transformation imperatives, etc.

Candidate profile

  • You hold Business Degree, a postgraduate will be ideal
  • A Diploma or degree in marketing will be an advantage
  • 10 years experience gained in a petrochemical marketing or comparable business environment,
  • Your knowledge of the Transport & Food industries business is essential
  • Your knowledge and understanding of business and legal fundamentals are a great success factor
  • You are required to have sound knowledge and experience in people management and development as well as interpersonal skills
  • Applied sales management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills are essential
  • Knowledge of the Transport & Food markets will be advantageous
  • Knowledge and application of TSA’s Code of Conduct / Ethics
  • Knowledge and application of TSA policies and procedures
  • English is the working language

Offer ID 30083BR
Métier Sales general responsibilities, Sales, Marketing
Region, department, area South Africa
Employment type Regular position
Experience level required 10 – 15 years
Affiliate (if known) TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD
Branch Marketing & Services

About us / company profile
Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total. With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development. Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.
Job Expires 22-Jul-2020


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