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Key Account Manager - JHB & Durban

We’re looking for a well-connected, ambitious and entrepreneurial key account manager to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer flexible working hours, commission-based remuneration, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa. We welcome applications from candidates looking for permanent employment as well as from candidates that prefer to work on a freelance/commission basis.

Key Account Manager
You are a well-connected business development manager with a passion for sales and experience in the logistics industry. Your primary focus will be to ensure the on-boarding of the major South African retailers as well as ecommerce firms that deliver goods to the consumer. You will identify and prioritise suitable retail partners, 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 and monitor their performance. By working together with the marketing team you will ensure performance improvement of your partners.

Responsibilities

  • On-board new key business partners
  • Identify and prioritise suitable retail partners
  • Create a strong sales pipeline
  • Manage the sign up process
  • Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with our partners
  • Monitor partner performance and implement improvements

 

Requirements
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 mind set.

  • Experienced sales and business development representative
  • Strong network of decision makers at major South African retailers
  • Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in sales
  • Strong knowledge of the logistics industry and the current challenges
  • Excellent communication and selling skills
  • Great negotiation and closing skills
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback

 

Pargo
Pargo started a convenient logistics solution that allows people to send and receive parcels at dedicated pick-up points throughout the country. We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution. People don’t want to wait at home all day for the delivery of a parcel and missing it is even worse. Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesn’t seem to work either. Pargo solves these problems and allows people to send or collect their parcels when it suits them best. In just 3 years we’ve set up a network of over 1300 Pargo points across South Africa.

We have a great young team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits

  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Insight into the running of a high growth, innovative start-up
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible work hours
  • Encouragement of own initiatives
  • Space for self-growth
  • Enrollment into personal training programs
  • Monthly team activities

 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Johannesburg & Durban – Independent/ flexible

Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate for Pargo – Key Account Manager’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Ian Duvenage.


Graphic Designer - CPT

We’re looking for a creative, ambitious graphic design youngling to join our marketing team and create beautiful promotional content. We offer a cool office environment in Woodstock – the creative heart of Cape Town.

This is your chance to work in an entrepreneurial team and be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.

 

Graphic Designer

You are an inspired and creative young graphic designer with a passion for designing original artwork using Adobe Creative Suite tools. You know how to translate a value proposition into visuals while never losing sight of the brand guidelines. You are no stranger to social media and have experimented with video and photography. Content management systems like WordPress don’t scare you. You have a solid understanding of design theory and get excited about branding.

At Pargo, you will work in a small creative team consisting of an experienced head of marketing, a UX Designer and a marketing intern. Flat hierarchies are characteristic for a start-up company like Pargo. Hence there is huge room for the swift implementation of creative ideas.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ad hoc design of visuals for online and offline use
  • Creative concept and design of campaign artwork
  • Adaption and roll out of approved concepts to various media, above and below the line
  • Social media marketing
  • Basic WordPress website updates
  • Update HTML mailer templates using Mailchimp
  • Ensure artwork is correct and supplied in the right format/sizes/colour codes before being sent to partners, press and production facilities.
  • Assist with photo and video shoots

 

Requirements

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 design and branding and eager to learn about new digital marketing trends.

Because we are a fast-growing start-up working under pressure, coping with change and having a solution driven, entrepreneurial mindset is traits that all our employees bring to the party.

  • A National Diploma/Degree in Graphic Design or any related creative field
  • A solid foundation of design theory and branding
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • The ability to think creatively and develop original design concepts, graphics and layouts
  • The ability to understand and follow a brief and bring a concept to life
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
  • Up to date with industry-leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc)
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines
  • The ability to work on multiple briefs at the same time
  • Strong affinity to social media marketing tools
  • Keen interest in digital marketing

 

Pargo

Pargo started a convenient logistics solution that allows people to send and receive parcels at dedicated pick-up points throughout the country. We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution. People don’t want to wait at home all day for the delivery of a parcel and missing it is even worse. Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesn’t seem to work either. Pargo solves these problems and allows people to send or collect their parcels when it suits them best. In just 3 years we’ve set up a network of over 1500 Pargo Parcel Points across South Africa.

We have a great young team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits

  • Work for one of the most innovative companies in South Africa (FNB Business Innovation award finalist)
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Insight into the running of a high growth, innovative start-up
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible work hours
  • Encouragement of own initiatives
  • Space for self-growth
  • Monthly team activities
  • Fresh fruit daily, tea and coffee

Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: 6 month contract with option to renew
Location: Woodstock, Cape Town
Salary: Market-related

Interested candidates should send a CV and portfolio to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate for Pargo – Graphic Designer in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Michaela. Please do not follow up on your application. We will get in touch with all applicants in due course.