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Finance Manager

Start Date: Immediate | Duration: Permanent | Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Education: CA (SA) / CIMA qualified / BHons (Accounting)

 

We’re looking for an ambitious and driven Financial Manager – possessing a robust financial acumen, deep-set analytical skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset – to join us in changing the way people send and receive parcels. You will be part of the senior leadership team and will assist on both a strategic and operational level. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration, and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is busy disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent. 

 

What you do

You will assist in crafting the overall financial strategy of the business, and will furthermore be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finances of the company. You will report directly to the CEO of the business.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

 

  • Day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting pertaining to all bank accounts.

  • Weekly/monthly bank reconciliations and preparation of payments to be released by management.

  • Reviewing/maintenance of trade receivables to identify unallocated transactions or overdue balances.

  • Preparing monthly management accounts (i.e. income statements, balance sheets, variance analyses, and cash flow statements), for shareholder reporting purposes.

  • Monthly journal capturing and general ledger account reconciliations (pre-payments, accruals, salaries, inter-group loans, fixed assets, etc.).

  • Weekly/monthly reconciliations of revenue and cost of sales between inventory system, accounting system, and merchant database for the purposes of the weekly and monthly sales reports.

  • Preparing annual and periodic budgets and/or cash flow forecasts, for financial management and shareholder reporting purposes.

  • Preparing of VAT returns and reviewing the validity of invoices before capturing the same.

  • The crafting of a robust pricing model for the business and performing periodical pricing analyses/exercises per existing and/or prospective client

  • Preparing annual audit for an external audit firm, including closing off, liaising with auditors, preparation of financial statements and presenting results to directors.

  • The internal ongoing audit of Pargo’s systems in use to identify loopholes/errors/problem areas and report findings and solutions to directors.

 

Why you should join us

 

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable e-commerce growth on the continent.
  • Because you’re passionate about an entrepreneurial environment where you are expected to take action and your decisions make a real impact on the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations.

  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output.

 

Why you should NOT join us

 

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues.

  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty.

  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes.

 

What we’re looking for

 

  • A self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and who is comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • 3-5 years’ bookkeeping / accounting / financial management experience.

  • A practical understanding of familiarity with international financial reporting standards (“IFRS”).

  • High attention to detail and results-oriented mindset.

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification (minimum qualification: BHons Accounting).

  • An understanding of the South African regulatory and business environment.

  • An ability to prioritise appropriately and to manage deadlines effectively.

  • Understanding of finance management software such as Xero and Pastel.

  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills.

 

What we’re offering

 

  • A competitive remuneration package with high upside in the form of commission and bonuses.

  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression.

  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company.

  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions.

  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings, and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship.

  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Team & Culture

 

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of exceptional people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then taking action. Our ever-changing work environment requires dedication and long, hard, and smart work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out of the office, in the form of different activities lead by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, and entering the Cape Town Marathon.

 

Pargo

 

Pargo is on a mission to be the leading smart logistics platform in Africa and to be a key enabler for e-commerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering multi-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech-enabled network of over 2,000 pick-up points (“PUPs”) and work with leading South African businesses including: FNB, The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, Onedayonly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.

 

Interested?

 

Candidates should send a CV to natasha.colson@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate – Financial Manager’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Natasha Colson.


Senior Business Development Manager

Start Date: Immediate | Duration: Permanent | Location: Sandton, Jhb | Education: Bachelor of Commerce

 

We’re looking for an ambitious and determined business development manager – a real problem solver with a passion for sales and a creative mindset – to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. You will be part of the sales team that is responsible for growing the business to the leading last-mile logistics company in Africa. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.    

 

What you do

Your primary focus will be to identify, understand and on-board new business clients. You will identify and prioritise suitable potential clients, create a strong sales pipeline and manage the sign-up process. You are a hunter with great negotiation and closing skills and will also manage your accounts long term, build strong relationships and monitor their performance. By working together with the operational, support and marketing team you will ensure performance improvement of your partners.

 

Your responsibilities will include

 

  • Onboard new business partners
  • Identify and prioritise suitable retail partners
  • Create a strong sales pipeline, with a long-term view of client accounts
  • Manage the sign-up process
  • Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule
  • Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with our partners
  • Monitor partner performance and implement improvements

 

Why you should join us

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable e-commerce growth on the continent
  • Because you have an entrepreneurial mindset and are always trying to solve problems around you
  • Because you’re passionate about a fast-paced environment where you are expected to act, and your decisions make a real impact on the day-to-day operations
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output

 

Why you should NOT join us

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you feel uncomfortable calling, following up and checking in with your clients
  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes

 

What we’re looking for

You enjoy working in a young, agile and dynamic team and have the ability to work independently and take initiative and ownership on projects. You need to be passionate about growing a world-class solution and offering the best possible customer experience. This means that you are user-focused and understand the need of the people using our services. Because we are a fast-growing start-up you need to be able to work under pressure, cope with change and have a solution driven, entrepreneurial mindset.

 

  • Experienced (5+ years) sales and business development representative
  • Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in sales
  • Customer focused
  • Analytical mindset that understands your prospects real problems
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent communication and selling skills
  • Great negotiation and closing skills
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback

 

What we’re offering

  • A competitive remuneration package with high upside in form of commission and bonuses
  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit

 

Team & Culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of high-performance people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then act. Our ever-changing work environment requires dedication and smart and hard work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out the office, in the form of different activities led by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, entering the Cape Town Marathon and much more.

 

Pargo

Pargo is on a mission to be the leading smart logistics platform in Africa and to be a key enabler for ecommerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering multi-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech enabled network of over 2,000 pick-up points and work with leading South African businesses including: FNB, The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, OneDayOnly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.

 

Interested?

Candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate – Senior Business Development Manager’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Ian Duvenage.


Product & Project Manager

Start Date: Immediate | Duration: Permanent | Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Education: Bsc degree

 

We’re looking for an ambitious, smart and driven Product & Project Manager – somebody that is analytical, has great communication skills and an entrepreneurial mindset – to join us in changing the way people send and receive parcels. You will play a crucial role in the client facing product development, project management and execution. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration, and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is busy disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.  

 

What you do

You will be responsible for client solution roll-outs, producing new solutions or improving existing products so that the company can meet customers’ needs more effectively. This will include researching the market in which the product will be sold to find product trends, engage internally with the engineering team to create rough specifications, processes and structures and work with marketing professionals to ensure a successful launch of the product. Your responsibilities will include:

 

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs

 

Why you should join us

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable ecommerce growth on the continent
  • Because you’re passionate about an entrepreneurial environment where you are expected to act, and your decisions make a real impact on the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output

 

Why you should NOT join us

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes

 

What we’re looking for

  • A self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and who is comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • 3-5 years’ experience in product development / project management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

 

What we’re offering

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings, and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit

 

Team & Culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of exceptional people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then act. Our ever-changing work environment requires dedication and long, hard, and smart work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out the office, in the form of different activities lead by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, and entering the Cape Town Marathon.

 

Pargo

Pargo is on a mission to be the leading smart logistics platform in Africa and to be a key enabler for ecommerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering multi-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech enabled network of over 2,000 pick-up points (“PUPs”) and work with leading South African businesses including: FNB, The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, Onedayonly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.

 

Interested?

Candidates should send a cover letter and CV to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate – Product & Project Manager’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Ian Duvenage.


Full Stack Back-end Developer

Start Date: Immediate | Duration: Permanent | Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Education: Bachelor of Science

We’re looking for an ambitious, smart and innovative Back-end Developer – a team player with outstanding full stack technical knowledge and good attention to detail – to join our team and build the technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. You will be part of the core team that develops the back-bone of our business. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is busy disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.  

 

What you do

Your primary responsibility will be the development of our back-end system, optimization of current processes and maintenance of the central database. You will be involved in all aspects of the development from the initial specification, through to developing, testing and launching. Further you will lead partner integrations where needed for which experience with working with different e-commerce platforms (eg. Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce) is needed. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well to ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end and integration of the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the system.

 

  • Development of our back-end systems
  • Build efficient, testable and reusable modules
  • Well documented and designed coding to a high standard
  • Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
  • Lead integrations with partners
  • Be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle
  • Coding and debugging
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers
  • Define and communicate technical and design requirements
  • Provide training, help and support to other team members
  • Build high-quality reusable code that can be re-used in future
  • Develop functional and sustainable web applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Learn about new technologies
  • Stay up to date with current best practices
  • Conduct UI tests and optimize performance
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team of designers, developers and system administrators

 

Why you should join us

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading smart logistics platform in Africa that will enable ecommerce growth on the continent
  • Because you have outstanding programming skills and a great passion for developing beautiful, innovative applications
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output

 

Why you should NOT join us

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you prefer working isolated from a team and don’t enjoy communication about running and future projects
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes

 

 

What we’re looking for

You enjoy working in a young, agile and dynamic team but can also work independently and take initiative and ownership on projects. You need to be passionate about building world-class solutions and offering the best possible customer experience. This means that you are user focused and understand the need of people who use our services. Because we are a fast growing start-up you need to be able to work under pressure, cope with change and have a solution driven, entrepreneurial mind set.

 

  • 5 years’ experience as a back-end developer
  • BA degree in Computer Science or similar relevant field
  • Full stack developer with strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks
  • Understanding the fully synchronous behavior of PHP
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL, Laravel, Kubernetes, Docker, Vue, Angular, Cordova, Redis, Postgresql, Nginx
  • Experience in working in Github
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

 

What we’re offering

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings, and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit

 

Team & Culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of exceptional, talented people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then taking action. Our ever changing work environment requires dedication and long, hard, and smart work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out the office, in the form of different activities lead by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, and entering the Cape Town Marathon.

 

Pargo

Pargo is on a mission to be the leading smart logistics platform in Africa and to be a key enabler for ecommerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering multi-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech enabled network of over 2,000 pick-up points (“PUPs”) and work with leading South African businesses including: FNB, The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, Onedayonly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.

 

Interested?

Candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate – Full Stack Developer’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Derk Hoekert.

 


Pargo Brand Ambassadors

Job Title: Pargo Brand Ambassadors – 3 ad hoc/casual positions in Gauteng, Pretoria and KZN respectively. Able to start immediately. Pargo is a convenient last mile logistics solution that allows people to send and receive orders from our 1400+ Pargo Parcel Points nationwide. Pargo solves the challenges of last-mile logistics. Sending and receiving parcels is a problem for many consumers as they do not have a home or office address that is always available for deliveries. Couriers are not as consumer-centric and can be expensive, while the post office has proven to be less reliable. Pargo solves these challenges by utilising retail stores as Pargo Parcel Points for consumers to send and receive parcels at their own convenience. Pargo is looking for Brand Ambassadors in Gauteng, Pretoria and KZN for ad hoc project work to represent our brand. Individuals will be required to visit sites, setup and display Pargo branding – increase awareness of the Pargo service, create a specific image in each store, provide innovative insights, create potential opportunities and build customer relationships. Requirements: • Candidates to be based in Gauteng, Pretoria and KZN • Must have valid drivers’ license • Marketing/Business background can be students working towards diploma/degree • Field marketing or promotional/retail experience would be an advantage • Must have a smartphone • Must be flexible and willing to travel within the province Skills required: • Natural Leadership ability • Knowledge of marketing and be creative • People person. Must be able to converse and influence Store managers, owners and staff • Ability to build and maintain relationships. • Must be committed to promoting Pargo’s brand professionally • Must have the ability to handle objections • Must have the ability to provide feedback and gather innovative insights from field and report back to a supervisor Submission date closes 1 November 2018. Should you be interested, email your cover letter with detailed CV to Bianca.high@pargo.co.za