Job Description

Our client based in Johannesburg Edenvale, imports leading edge IT components, systems accessories and much more. They distribute their product range through a national network of authorised dealers, Retailers, E-tailers, System Integrators and Solution providers. This is easily achieved with our client having 7 stocked National Branches across South Africa for customer convenience.

A Home Appliance Manager takes responsibility for the brand within the business at all levels. The ownership in all its forms is taken by the Home Appliance Manager as custodian for the brand. Various factors such as the product’s target market, Channel strategy, the products and prices offered by the competition and how the product fits within the company's business model are all aspects to be considered by the Product Manager. Generally, a Home Appliance Manager manages one or more tangible products. The Product Specialist’s title is often used in many ways to describe drastically different duties and responsibilities


  • Effective Inventory Management including reviewing run rates, understand Vendor’s offers; keep up to date with potential stock shortages; minimal stock outs a prime objective; redundancy of line items to be considered; ensuring constant availability of fast selling line items; ensuring deals are not lost due to non-availability
  • Working capital optimization
  • Understanding optimal stock turns in conjunction with lead time on product plus shipping times
  • Financial planning to include maximizing credit terms with Vendor, understanding exchange rate implications on stockholding; appreciating the stock ageing and its financial implications; limiting the value of stock over 60 days to accepted parameters for the brand; cost adjustments; returns to Vendor, stock write offs
  • Practical, strategic, and financial planning to be taken nationally and not just centrally
  • Maintenance, accuracy, and timeous submission of the pricelist is critical. All products available and in stock MUST be on the pricelist; all stock due to be released and /or arrive in our clients warehouse must be on the PRICELIST/CATALOGUE; updates of ETA’s where given must be accurate; bringing attention to price changes and the introduction of new products
  • Where special pricing is in place, such pricing must be loaded on FINCON on a weekly basis
  • Understanding the basis upon which selling prices are calculated and knowing margin parameters within which to operate
  • Ensure that the buy and sell pricing is competitive
  • Demo/Evaluation stock must be strictly controlled
  • Being able to accurately allocate targets that are achievable to salespeople and key accounts monthly, while growing the business
  • All related paperwork must be kept for a full financial year and be filed for any query from either management or Vendor
  • Logistics to accurately supply ETA to sales team regularly and if no ETA, the product must be notified as on order with no ETA
  • Profitability of product range, margin maintenance and corrective action on all items sold at a loss
  • Manage purchase order database so that all items appearing as on order are in fact on order; ensuring ETAs are given and updated on a regular basis
  • Backorder management to ensure legitimacy of orders on FINCON
  • Personally check accuracy of with the correct prefixes and correct product category so reporting for us and Vendor, where relevant, is seamless
  • Ensuring new codes are loaded on FINCON correctly with the correct prefixes and correct product category so reporting for ourselves and Vendor, where relevant, is seamless
  • At month end, you must complete the Budget File inserting performance figures vs targets, stockholding values per branch, This will calculate your number of working days of inventory; percentage growth/decline of revenue; percentage deviation from Budget and percentage of aged/distressed stock versus total stockholding
  • Be prepared to present your products overall performance to the Company Executive, whenever required


  • Grade 12
  • 1 to 2 years experience in selling Home Appliances
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have a knowledge in the I.T sector
  • Have a good understanding of the businesses' products or services and be able to advise others about them
  • Business-to-business (B2B) sales experience essential
  • Comfortable engaging with customers and closing deals
  • Comfortable building relationships with potential clients via the telephone, skype or email
  • Must have a great EQ – fun bubbly personality wanting to learn and interact
  • Customer Focused
  • Punctuality, Reliability, and Integrity
  • Self Confidence


  • R10 000 basic with discussion of incentives incentives
  • 3-month probation period applies
Working hours:
  • Mon-Friday 8am to 5pm (additional hours may be required operationally

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202186 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Edenvale Johannesburg
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