Jun 06

Internal Sales & Financial Assistance Midrand

Chemical Supply Company based in Midrand has an Internal Sales and Financial Assistant position available from 1st July 2019.


Sage Evolution experience essential.

Microsoft Word and Excel (Reporting) knowledge required.

Please send CV’s to ethel@lipo.co.za before 21 June 2019.

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May 20

Account Manager – Pharma & Personal Care, Midrand

A leading Chemical Company based in Midrand, seeks a suitably qualified and experienced person to fulfil the role of Account Manager: Pharma & Personal Care.
Major Duties / Key Responsibilities:
 Manage a portfolio of clients to achieve profitable growth.Responsible for the execution of the sales strategy to allocated customers.Create and drive action plans to increase value at allocated customers.Achieve sales targets and forecasts.Identify and drive new business opportunities in line with the Business strategy.Implement customer retention strategies to develop and manage sustainable quality relationships with internal and external customers.Maintain and track opportunities at allocated customers and progress to realization.Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships.Be accountable for debtors.Operating as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers.Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory.Prepare regular sales reports of progress. 
Qualifications / Experience:
  Matric or NQF Equivalent.Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in chemical sales.Previous sales experience is preferred.Experience in managing customers.Commercial acumen.Experience with CRM, MS Office.Ability to juggle multiple account management projects. 
  Communication.Leadership and Management.Assertiveness.Negotiation skills.Analysis problem solving.Motivation. 
 Closing date: 31 May 2019  
Applications in writing to: Sherani.Govender@crestchem.co.za for internal applications and quote Ref No: 181108-5 in the subject line when applying.

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May 01

Sales Position Customer Service Department, Pretoria

A position has become available in the Sales Department and the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Liaise with production regarding progress and smooth flow of Customers’ orders
  • Loads monthly schedules of Customers orders on MRP database
  • Liaise with Customers daily with regards to prioritising of the manufacturing of their products as well as the dispatch there of
  • Establish a confirmed Customer plan
  • Liaise with warehouse and QC on an ongoing basis regarding receipts and challenges 
  • Qualification:
  • Grade 12
  • Diploma in Marketing will be an advantage
  • Minimum 2-year experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Advance knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Syspro 
  • Additional requirements:
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Networking skills and the ability to get on with a wide range of people
  • Excellent professional work standard
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Experience in marketing              

Send complete CV’s with CERTIFIED copies of qualifications and ID’s to anelie@primeproduct.co.za
Closing date: 24th May 2019
Please do not apply if you do not meet ALL the criteria for this post.
Salary negotiable based on experience.

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Apr 23






The Account Manager in South Africa will be responsible to grow our revenue with local customers and Distributors. He will be responsible to strengthen Sensient Cosmetic Technologies image with existing and new customers.

Manage a portfolio of local accounts.
Your portfolio also consists of a network of distributors that you expand, retain, and animate.
Identify new business opportunities, and prospect new markets.
Understand perfectly your customer portfolio, know the different decision makers and build strong business relationships with them.
You work closely with internal teams (marketing, R & D, regulatory…).
Finding new customers, offering them our products.
Following-up offers.
Visiting customers and participating in various trade exhibitions.
Making reports of visits and sales.
You will be responsible for the optimal availability of products and their volume and market share growth of products.
You will be responsible for South Africa.

Significant experience in sales of cosmetics products with cosmetic accounts.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and taking initiative is part of you.
Demonstrated advanced selling & negotiation skills.
Ability to identify customer business needs/opportunities and recommend solutions.
Team player with strong communication skills, results driven with an action and execution mentality, entrepreneurs, used to taking calculated risks.
Flexible regarding business trips and travel.
Fluent spoken and written English.
Good IT Skills (MS Office – ERP).

Master’s degree, in the field of chemistry, biochemistry or cosmetics.
Minimum five years of experience as account manager.

Sensient Color Group is a leading developer, producer and supplier of natural and synthetic color systems for customers around the globe. The Company’s high-performance products play a central role in the manufacture of foods and beverages, cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and coatings, inks for commercial and consumer printers, and colors for agricultural uses, household cleaners and paper products. The Color Group is located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates may send their cvs to Chris.Schueler@sensient.com



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Apr 09

Regulatory Affairs Manager – Hurlingham Manor, JHB

The Regulatory Affairs Manager is responsible for regulatory services provided to member companies and various stakeholders. The main function of the position is to ensure that the Cosmetic Industry is served by a representative, effective and proactive Trade Association.  Members should feel that they receive value by belonging to and participating in the affairs of the Association.

The incumbent will be advising and educating members on the regulatory/legislative environment, maintaining and improving processes and open channels of communication with various Government departments, presenting various training topics and acting as a liaison for the industry.

Key Competencies:
·  Good knowledge of the South African legislative environment
·  Good knowledge of the global legislative environment
·  Ability to lobby and network at various  levels
·  Ability to present at public forums
·  Fluency in English with excellent writing skills.
·  Extremely well organized and very high attention to detail.
·  At least ten year’s regulatory/ technical experience in the cosmetic industry
·  Team player with a customer-oriented approach

A relevant Chemistry degree
Honours or Postgraduate qualification ideal
10 – 15 years’ experience within the cosmetic industry

Fluency in English
Interpersonal skills
Communication skills – both written and oral
Timely execution skills

Proposed salary:
Negotiable related to experience

Commencement Date:

If you have the relevant qualifications, excellent communication skills, a good knowledge of the cosmetic regulatory environment and a pro-active approach to your work, apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV with traceable references to info@ctfa.co.za

The deadline for receipt of CVs is 18 April 2019.

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Mar 08

Cosmetics Colour Matcher & R & D Chemist -JHB

Salary grading: R15K to R18K per month
Please send resumes to: cosmeticsvacancies@gmail.com

We are looking for an ambitious Research and Development chemist with colour matching experience to join our leading beauty business. A motivated, hardworking, dedicated individual with a “can do” attitude looking to expand their career and experience.
You will be instrumental in maintaining quality and consistency of current product portfolios and development of new innovative formulations.

High level role requirements

  • Development of safe products meeting the needs of the customers/consumers/business, matching benchmark performance, claims, critical path and all relevant requirements, ensuring that all aspects of formulation and method of manufacture are accurately documented.
  • Management of stability, challenge tests, user trials, claim substantiation and external testing.
  • Work closely with the Head of R&D and Marketing colleagues on all new product briefs and liaise directly with customer contacts when required.
  • Organising and monitoring all the required testing and communicate results to marketing colleagues and the Technical Manager.
  • Maintaining accurate records relating to the development and production of safe and legal cosmetics and personal care formulations.
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of the cosmetic regulations and ensure all products are developed in line with safety and legal guidelines.
  • Researching global trends in color and skin care; and making relevant for African environment and climate
  • Training lab interns

    Essential Job Functions – Lab related functions

  • Match colors in various cosmetic mediums including fingernail coatings
  • Develop and verify formulas
  • Create, maintain, and organize color standards for production and QC
  • Create, maintain and organize physical laboratory notebook
  • Create, maintain and organize electronic documentation
  • Perform stability testing for color fading and product stability per GLP guidelines
  • Present new concepts and technologies to sales and marketing team as well as management
  • Interact with laboratories, sales teams and customers in other global locations
  • Identify important scale up parameters and design plant equipment to safely manufacture new pigmented formulations.
  • Provide training to lab trainees and interns (training related to processes, formulations, documentation and colour matching)

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary responsible person for colour matching on manufacturing floor
  • Working with the R&D manager on new product briefs taking responsibility for the various processes and procedures for formulation from brief through manufacture
  • Working on briefs, technologies, textures and innovations
  • Responsible for researching and developing new formulations for colour matching as and when necessary for new and existing products
  • Keep abreast of and formulate colour cosmetics in line with upcoming market trends
  • Keep up to date with and implement changes and new procedures approved within the organization.
  • Comply with and help to enforce standard policies and procedures.
  • Provide product support and other technical support to operational functions timeously and efficiently
  • Initiates stability and compatibility testing of new products as well as existing products when necessary
  • Issue formulae, method of manufacture and finished product specification of approved products
  • Compilation of product dossiers on final project approval to include all technical data on raw materials researched and used, all development formulae, the final approved formulation, the product costing, the ingredient listing, the master batch manufacturing record and any other relevant notes pertaining to the project.


  • Creativity is a must
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Colour matching  — Proven knowledge and experience in matching colour cosmetics
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and potential effects in a formulation.
  • Computer literacy— Microsoft office (Word, excel, powerpoint)
  • English — Reading and writing technical documentation
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Organisation & Communication – Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Motivated – self-motivated individual and a good team worker
  • Emotional maturity


  1. Educational requirements include a high school diploma, and BSc or National Diploma in Chemistry
  2. Proven experience in formulating in colour cosmetics
  3. At least 3 or more years’ experience in Cosmetic R&D environment
  4. Experience in formulating skin and/or personal care
  5. Coschem Diploma will be an added advantage.
    The company may administer dexterity or academic tests to ensure the applicant will be able to perform duties efficiently. Required skills can include the ability to sort, test, disassemble and reassemble products or goods.

Please send resumes to: cosmeticsvacancies@gmail.com


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Jan 15

Supply Chain Specialist – PTA



Supply Chain Specialist – PTA


  • Identifying and recommending improvement solutions for the supply chain process by creating integrated processes.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks to guide supply chain planning and forecasting; monitoring planned vs actual performance and present results to senior management.
  • Interacting with sales and production planning on production schedules and expected deliverables.
  • Improve and maintain communication with customer service, operations, procurement, logistics and distribution.


  • B Graduate or similar CIPS qualification in procurement and/or supply chain.
  • Minimum 7-years’ experience in the cosmetic and personal care manufacturing environment or similar.
  • Excellent communication skills – written & verbal.
  • Advance knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Syspro.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Networking skills and the ability to get on with a wide range of people.
  • Excellent professional work standard.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • Experience in Supply Chain.

Please send CV to info@primeproduct.co.za or phone on 012-305-6245 for more details. Closing date: 31th January 2019

Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria set out for this post

Salary negotiable based on Experience

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Dec 07

Sales & Export Director – Skin Care – KZN

Sales & Export Director
Kanysa Skin Care – KZN

A position has become available for a Sales and Export Director for a skin care company based in Ballito.

Primary purpose of this position:  be responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned markets. Staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with the company vision and values. Establish plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for clients.

Main Duties of this Position:

  1. Responsible for the development and execution of an effective sales strategy. Keep sales priorities and efforts in alignment with agreed upon channel strategies and sales plans. Responsible for monitoring trends in the sales channels and recommended strategies which allow us to stay competitive and continue to grow our business. First focus: Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Middle East, India, China and Pakistan.
  2. Responsible for the performance and development of the sales team.
  3. Prepares action plans by individuals as well as by the team for effective search of sales, leads and prospects.
  4. Initiate and coordinate the development of action plans to penetrate new markets.
  5. Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
  6. Conducts one-on-one reviews with all team members to build more effective communications, to understand training and development needs, and to provide insight for the improvement of team member’s sales and activity performance.
  7. Provide timely feedback regarding performance.
  8. Provide timely, accurate, competitive pricing on all completed prospect applications submitted for pricing and approval, while striving to maintain a maximum profit margin.
  9. Maintain accurate records of all prices, sales and activity reports submitted by team members.
  10. Create and conduct proposal presentations and RFP (Request for proposal) responses.
  11. Assist team members in preparation of proposals and presentations.
  12. Budget responsibility: Control expenses to meet budget guidelines and market plans.
  13. Conduct regular coaching and counselling with team members to build motivation and selling skills.
  14. Maintain contact with clients in the market area to ensure high levels of client satisfaction.
  15. To deliver the existing business development strategy to target new clients. This focuses on proactively seeking and securing new business opportunities to meet annual revenue targets.
  16. To identify and establish potential new sales opportunities for all products and to respond positively to such opportunities.
  17. Complete a monthly report on sales and outcomes.
  18. Maximise all sales opportunities through research of accounts and up selling techniques.
  19. Meet with current and potential customers in an effort to build long term relationships, build our brand and increase sales.
  20. Prepare and monitor sales and customer service forecasts and budgets. Plan and track team performance to ensure that budgets, timelines and performance goals are met. Assure sales forecasts are based on accurate information and reasonable assumptions.
  21. Obtain a solid understanding of our products, features and benefits.
  22. Obtain a solid understanding of competitor products.
  23. Export and distribution responsibilities: Organise export shipments.
  24. Fsct and demand planning responsibility.
  25. Market analysis.
  26. Key account management – private and government.


  • Matric
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced computer knowledge
  • Proven management skills
  • Experience of leading a sales team, with proven results.
  • Proven successful track record in sales.
  • Results driven and the ability to deliver against targets
  • Strong business development and organisational skills.
  • Degree level education preferred
  • Relevant business knowledge.

Please contact Lucelle- lucelle@kanysa.co.za for more information.
Salary negotiable based on experience.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria set out for this post.

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