Le Roux - Sales Rep - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Kelly Le Roux

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Sales Rep

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I've been in Sales for over 30 years and really sales and feel I am a peoples person. I build relationships quickly which helps me to get orders to reach my target.

Work History

Sales Rep

Carrus for Reckitt Benckieser

From June 2013

Employed for Durex Project in Forecourts in Pretoria in contract position.
To expand the client base and grow the brand.
Calling on all Forecourts, cold calling and building relationships to take all orders instead of them giving it to SG reps. Sales still linked to SG rep.
Durex Project has been terminated as from 1 July 2014. Brand is now where Company envisaged it to be.

Regional Sales Manager


September 2010 - December 2012

Products: Pringles, Duracell, Snack Factory Peanuts, Old Spice & Tampax, Kraft Sauces etc., Canderel.
Managed and motivated the 3 reps in the Pretoria area calling on Spar, Shoprite, Pnpay, Checkers, Hypers.
Held weekly meetings, monitored their trackers, weekly reports etc. Accompanied them to problem stores.
Called on stores to check on the agencies reps and worked closely with their merchandisers. Checked prices, PI labels, promotions. Made sure FSU's and gondolas were up during promo period and that damages were done.
We were retrenched and company has closed.

Area Sales Manager

Shoprite / Checkers stores

March 2007 - January 2010

• Responsible for the Shoprite / Checkers stores in Pretoria.
• Manage a team of 33 Merchandisers and Field Marketers.
• Make sure all stock is on shelf, shelf space and flows are maintained, stock room is neatly packed, PI labels are up. Write up damages and take Kelloggs damages out of store. Liaise with store Managers.
• Complete all necessary admin for Merchandisers and weekly reports etc. for ASM.
Reason for leaving: Unsuitable working conditions, extremely unhappy.
Broadway Sweets
Product: Imported sweets

Sales Representative

Makro and Trade Centre Accounts

January 2005 - February 2007

• Responsible for the Metro, Makro and Trade Centre Accounts, stores and at H.O.
• Taking orders, negotiating shelf space
• Supervising merchandisers
• Pretoria, East Rand and West Rand
Reason for leaving: Company was in financial trouble.
Iqlaas Foods & GDMS
Product: Frozen Pies, Samoosas, Spring Rolls & Bakery pies in Shoprite.
Flavoured milk, Fruit Juices, Chips in Deli & Long Life milk.

Area Sales Manager

March 2005 - December 2005

• Managing area. Making sure that range is ordered and displayed, advising on and supervising baked pies in Bakery.
• Supervising merchandisers & reps, making sure orders are efficiently done & sorting out delivery problems etc.
• Placing orders for GDMS, negotiating shelf space.
• Pretoria, Part of North West
Reason for leaving: Never received salary on time or not at all.
Farmpure Meats (Pty) Ltd

Sales Marketer


September 2003 - September 2004

• Service existing clients to increase turnover
• Cold calling to develop new business
• Talking to shelf packers in store to increase and maintain shelf space
• Off loading stock & invoicing and sorting out deliveries for drivers when necessary
• Monthly reports and sales figures per customer
• Supervising merchandisers in Makros
• Servicing Spars, Butchers, Makro, privately owned stores, delis
• Centurion, Whole of Pretoria, North West, Witbank & Middelburg
Reason for leaving: Better prospects at Iqlaas Foods
Self Employed

Actionball Teacher

Nursery schools

February 2000 - August 2003

Cold calling on Nursery schools to improve children's development

Fairlane Agencies

Area Sales Manager

Imana Soya Mince

April 1991 - June 1998

• Service existing clients to increase turnover
• Cold calling to develop new business
• Supervising merchandiser in each store, making sure product packed out properly, shelf space increased and maintained
• Manage team of 8 promoters, giving them sample stock, checking neatness etc. in stores, having meetings to sort out problems. Making sure utensils, tables, uniforms in order. Liaising with store manager for promotion dates.
• Sorting out salaries and transport claims every month.
• Servicing Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Hyperama, Spars, OK Bazaars, Hypermarket, Makro, Wholesalers, privately owned stores, Marabastad
• Pretoria, Witbank, Middelburg, North West, West Rand, Midrand

Dairy Maid Ice Cream

Sales Representative

Ice Cream

April 1984 - March 1991

• Servicing Ok Bazaars, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Hypermarkets, Hyperama, Spars, Metro
• Cold calling to develop new business
• Sorting out fridge failures, returns
• Making sure shelf packers pack out stock and maintain shelf space
• East Rand, West Rand, Jhb Central, Northern Suburbs, Whole of Pretoria, Centurion,
Reason for leaving: Better prospects offered by Imana Foods (FairlaneAgencies)

Qualifications & Certifications

Lyttelton Manor High School

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