Koedooder - Sales Representative - Table View, Cape Town 7441, South Africa

Najade Koedooder

Table View, Cape Town 7441, South Africa

Summary

I have been self employed for the past 3 years as a Virtual Personal Assistant and prior to that have been employed with various corporate concerns, i.e., Nestle South Africa, Coco-Cola, South Africa, etc.

A highly resourceful, flexible, innovative, and enthusiastic individual who possesses a considerable amount of knowledge regarding administrative and office procedures.

I am a quick learner who can absorb new ideas and am experienced in coordinating, planning and organising a wide range of administrative activities.

I consider myself to be organised and I am an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively in a complex and busy office environment. I am now looking for a career advancement opportunity with a company that will allow me to develop my skills & potential.

Services

Sales Representative

Work History

Territory Business Manager - W E S Cape & PE

Afrivet Business Management

November 2007 - November 2010

Companion Animal Pharmaceutical Sales
POSITION Territory Business Manager - W E S Cape & PE
REFEREE Dr Ralf Patzelt
PERIOD OF EMPLOYEMENT 15 November 2007 - 15 November 2010
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory/market segment to generate new business for the organization's products/services.
• Make telephone calls and in-person visits and presentations to existing and prospective customers.
• Research sources for developing prospective customers and for information to determine their potential.
• Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers.
• Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
• Coordinate sales effort with marketing, sales management, accounting, logistics and technical service groups.
• Analyze the territory/market's potential and determine the value of existing and prospective customers value to the organization.
• Create and manage a customer value plan for existing customers highlighting profile, share and value opportunities.
• Identify advantages and compare organization's products/services.
• Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.
• Keep abreast of product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical service areas.
• Participates in trade shows and conventions.
• Build strong relationships with Distributors.
ADMINISTRATION
• Complete all business expense forms, telephone, travel, stationary etc.
• Complete weekly call reports
SUMMARY
I called on veterinary practices, vet shops, and wholesalers in the Western Cape, Garden Route, and Port Elizabeth area, with...

Coastal Territory Business Manager

Nestle South Africa Durban and Cape Town

February 2005 - November 2007

REFEREE Retha Kok
PERIOD OF EMPLOYEMENT February 2005 - November 2007
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Management of stock in the distribution centre
• Manage and compile budget and forecasts
• Management of 3 sales agents
• Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory/market segment to generate new business for the organization's products/services.
• In-person visits and presentations to existing and prospective customers.
• Research sources for developing prospective customers and for information to determine their potential.
• Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers.
• Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
• Coordinate sales effort with marketing, sales management, accounting, logistics and technical service groups.
• Analyze the territory/market's potential and determine the value of existing and prospective customers value to the organization.
• Create and manage a customer value plan for existing customers highlighting profile, share and value opportunities.
• Identify advantages and compare organization's products/services.
• Plan and organize personal sales strategy by maximizing the Return on Time Investment for the territory/segment.
• Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.
• Keep abreast of product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical service areas.
• Participates in trade shows and conventions.
ADMINISTRATION
• Credit returns, filing, typing of quotations, monthly reports, forecasting, compilation of targets, tracking of sales and analyzing sales trends.
• Complete weekly call reports
SUMMARY
I called...

Personal Assistant to Regional Distribution Manager

Nestle South Africa

June 2003 - February 2005

and secretarial support to other managers
REFEREE Rene Tupper
PERIOD OF EMPLOYEMENT June 2003 - February 2005
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate action needs to be taken.
* Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority
* Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments
* Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of my manager
* Taking dictation and minutes
* Carrying out background research and presenting findings
* Producing and presenting documents, briefing papers, reports, budget set up, presentations and board packs
* Organizing and attending meetings and ensuring that my manager was well-prepared for meetings
* Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff
* Deputizing for my manager, making decisions and delegating work to others in the manager's absence
* Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management, filing, etc.
* Arranging travel and accommodation nationally and internationally
* Foreign Exchange and Visas
* Carrying out specific projects and research; co coordinating all sponsorships and donations. This involved responding to requests, assessments of beneficiaries, drop off at various charity organizations, i.e., Red Cross, Feed the Babies, Feed Back and other NGO organization and hospitals.
* Responsibility for accounts and budgets; (KPI)
* Taking on some of the manager's responsibilities and working closely with management, i.e., Financial Manager, Warehouse, Customer Services and Transport Manager.
* Co ordinate and facilitate corporate functions. Christmas party, official openings.
* Corporate Communication for the Distribution Centre.
* Handle the fleet of manager vehicles.
SUMMARY: I was initially employed as a temp. After 2 weeks, I was offered the position on a permanent basis. I was required to offer support and back up to the Regional Distribution...

Call Guard Security (Group 4 Falk)

Career Advancement

October 2001 - March 2003

Mr. Dave Lyons PA to CEO, Operations Director, Marketing Director and Financial Director

Beacon Sweets & Chocolates Neil Waldeck and Paul van Schalkwyk PA to National Wholesale Manager and National Merchandising Manager


TEMP / CONTRACT POSITIONS (Long Term Assignments 6 months - 1 year)

Personal Assistant to Sports Manager South East African Regions

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Assistant to Project Manager, Investigation

KPMG Forensics

Department Secretary - HR/ Training and Development

Spoornet

PA to HR, Marketing Manager, Production Manager, Personnel Assistant

ABI Durban & JHB

Other duties that I have been required to perform are as follows:

• Set up and manage intranet
• Compilation of Company news letter
• Sourcing of corporate gifts
• Minutes in Disciplinary hearings
• Brand Activation Support
• Set up Merchandising Plano grams
• Project Management
• Set up and manage Data Bases
• Set up Training Manuals in MS Doc form and PowerPoint for International Market.
• Function planning and execution.
o Year End Functions
o Golf Day
o Conference
o Expo's


Skills Proficiency

Description #Yrs of Experience Remark

Minute Taking 6 I have experience in minute taking at Board Room level, Disciplinary Hearings and general meetings.
Preparation of Board Pack 3 Exco meetings and Board meetings
Dictaphone 4
Speech Writing 3 I had to prepare speeches for managers. (Nestle)

Qualifications & Certifications

Diploma Paralegal

South African School of Paralegal Studies

animation, voice

The SA School of Paralegal Studies

English

Commercial High School East London

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