Product Development & Account Coordinator

Thursday, 11 February, 2021
Melanie le Roux     0218645304

The successful candidate will report directly to the Product Development Manager and will be based in Wellington. 


Product Development:

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of product development projects, in the Wine, Spirits, Beer and RTD categories.
  • Co-ordinate new and improved product development formulations and packaging.
  • Create and communicate product and project briefs to suppliers, customers and staff
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing cost estimates of new projects.
  • Receive, review, register and co-ordinate project requests
  • Accurate, professional, and timeous communication with marketing, operational and administrative staff, as well as designers and relevant Industry Authorities.
  • Ensuring that NPD processes and procedures are followed
  • Track and monitor timelines on own projects
  • Various other tasks as may be required in the Department

Account Administration:

  • Processing and co-ordination of 3rd party customer sales orders
  • Customer communication regarding updates on production and loading of orders, queries, complaints, etc.
  • Liaison with relevant internal stakeholders, suppliers and transporters
  • Processing and co-ordination of all relevant documentation, clearance certificates, etc.

Skills, qualifications and work experience:

  • The successful candidate will have strong organising and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and take charge
  • Must be creative and innovative
  • Professional in conduct and appearance
  • Strong attention to detail and a hard worker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Afrikaans; good presentation skills, as well as being able to work within a wide spectrum of diversity
  • Team player as well as being confident, self-driven and have great networking skills
  • Strong problem solving and numeracy skills
  • Excellent calendaring skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Will work with delicate information and must always maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of beverages, packaging and food processing will be an advantage
  • Understanding of applicable industry regulations will be an advantage
  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Qualification in: Project Management or Marketing Management or Packaging technology or Food Processing / Science will be an advantage
  • 1 -2 years relevant on the job experience
  • Project Management & Microsoft Office experience
  • Experience in working with SAP or similar business system will be an advantage

A detailed CV and proof of highest qualification can be emailed to 

Closing date: 19 February 2021. 

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