Sales and Account Manager
Cape Town, South Africa
1d ago, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Sales and Account Manager to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Sales and Account Manager Team Lead.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Deliver on Marketplace sales and selection targets focused on 3rd party seller acquisition, growth and retention, by :
  • Creating and maintaining a robust sales pipeline with focus on key strategic sellers
  • Recruiting new sellers and maximising results of existing sellers
  • Building lasting seller relationships
  • Driving the success of sellers by actively increasing and retaining sales and product selection
  • Exceeding sales goals
  • Travelling within South Africa (Monthly)
  • Work closely with Category Managers to drive product assortment in line with the category selection strategy
  • Create executable actions by managing data
  • Attributes required :

  • Ability to go beyond what is expected
  • Commercially-minded, strong negotiator
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Passionate about and the potential of marketplace
  • Ability to develop senior level relationships quickly and effectively
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Ability to manage multiple opportunities simultaneously
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma
  • 3 - 5 years solution sales experience, preferably in the retail and / software solutions industry
  • Experience presenting to senior managers & the C-suite
  • Proven track record of delivering results
  • Competence in Excel
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment is a plus
  • The Environment :

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
  • com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business
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