RCL FOODS Is Recruiting: Retail Account Assistant – Johannesburg, South Africa


Job Description

At RCL FOODS we see and do things differently. We think bigger, work smarter, and collectively work as a team to achieve our ambition; MORE food to MORE people, MORE often!

Vector Logistics, a division of RCL FOODS, is on the hunt for a Retail Account Assistant to join our Customer Team in the Retail Secondary Distribution channel. The role will be based in Johannesburg and will report to the Account Manager.

This individual will need to ensure that all aspects of daily customer admin and service queries are addressed, act as the front-line administrative information conduct to customers, build a deep understanding of the customer’s operations, ensure efficient and accurate data capture, analysis, and reporting and provide support to the Account Specialist in the smooth running of the customer account.

Minimum Requirements
Diploma in Logistics or similar.

3 years of customer service experience.

3 years of general administration experience, preferably in an FMCG Distribution environment.

SAP/BW experience is necessary.

Advanced Excel and PowerPoint proficiency.

Immaculate attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities
Customer Relationship Management:

Answer general inquiries escalated by customers, working with the Vector Customer Service Centre and Control Tower to resolve issues and complaints.

Communicate requests from the Customer to relevant Vector stakeholders and provide feedback to the Customer.

Conduct store visits and provide feedback internally to the Vector departments (if required and as per customer needs).

Account Administration:

Compose daily, weekly and monthly customer reports on service levels, sales, and other key measures as required and send them out to customers timeously.

Monitor and share daily order rejection reports with customers and help resolve any pricing or master data discrepancies.

Manage new product requests and ensure information is accurately updated.

Product Pricing:

Ensure annual and bi-annual pricing is updated accurately on the relevant system according to specified timeframes.

Ensure administration and communication internally and externally around ordering and delivery day schedule changes occurs timeously and correctly.

Ensure administration and communication on new supplier and product take-on and exits.

Support the finance department with customer reconciliation queries and required follow-up.

Lead customer project administration, scheduling project meetings, taking minutes, and updating project plans.

Reporting & Analysis:

Compile review packs (standard and non-standard) for the Retail Account Specialist and Retail Account Manager.

Assist with ad hoc report requests from Customers and internally stakeholders.

Support the Retail Account Manager and Retail Account Specialist with data analysis and composing reports on output and findings.

Team Participation and Self-Management:

Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritizing, and self-development.

Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.

Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not being met, the potential risks thereof, and provide appropriate resolution.

Support and drive the business core values.

Manage colleagues’ and clients’ expectations and communicate appropriately.

Demonstrate a willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives. Champion training and development of self and others through utilizing available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions relating to product costing in collaboration with national training specialists.

Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.

Maintain a basic appreciation and awareness of employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.

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