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PHP Developer | 2 positions

We’re looking for an ambitious, smart and innovative developer to join our team and build technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.
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PHP Developer
You are a mid-level PHP developer that will help develop the technology systems that manages and optimizes our daily operations. Your primary focus will be the further development of our back-end system, optimization of current processes and maintenance of the central database. You will be involved in all aspects if 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.
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Responsibilities
• Development of our back-end systems
• Build efficient, testable and reusable PHP modules
• Write clean, well-designed, fast PHP to a high standard
• Solve complex performance problems and architectural challenges
• Lead integrations with partners
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Requirements
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.

• Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks
• Understanding the fully synchronous behavior of PHP
• Strong knowledge of mySQL
• Experience in working in Github
• Experience (or willingness to learn) integrations options with E-commerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommmerce, Magento
• Developing Apps, Android, Apple
• Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
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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 2 years we’ve set up a network of over 1000 Pargo points across South Africa.
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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 runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work hours
• Encouragement of own initiatives
• Space for self-growth
• Enrolment into personal training programs
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities
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Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Pargo offices in Woodstock, Cape Town
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Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with 'Candidate for Pargo – PHP Developer’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Derk Hoekert.
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Head of Sales | 1 position

We’re looking for a smart, ambitious and well-connected Head of Sales to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.
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Head of Sales
You are a well-connected and enthusiastic business development manager with a passion for sales and experience in the logistics industry. Your primary focus will be to ensure the growth of the B2C-side of our business by on-boarding key accounts and managing the sales team. You will be responsible for the daily performance of the team of business development managers. 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.
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Responsibilities
• Management of the sales team
• Ensure overall sales growth within the company
• On-board new business partners
• Identify and prioritise suitable retail partners
• Create a strong sales pipeline
• 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
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Requirements
You have experience as a Head of Sales and have worked on key-accounts within the logistics industry. 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 manager
• Experienced sales and business development representative (key-accounts)
• 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
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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 2 years we’ve set up a network of over 1000 Pargo points across South Africa.
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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 runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work hours
• Encouragement of own initiatives
• Space for self-growth
• Enrolment into personal training programs
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities
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Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Pargo offices in Woodstock, Cape Town
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Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with 'Candidate for Pargo – Head of Sales’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Lars Veul.

Key Account Manager | 1 position

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.
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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 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.
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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
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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.
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• 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
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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 2 years we’ve set up a network of over 1000 Pargo points across South Africa.
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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 runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work hours
• Encouragement of own initiatives
• Space for self-growth
• Enrolment into personal training programs
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities
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Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Pargo offices in Woodstock, Cape Town
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Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with 'Candidate for Pargo – Business Development Executive’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Lars Veul.

Sales & Business Development | 2 positions

We’re looking for an ambitious, smart and well-connected business development representative to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.
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Business Development Representative
You are an enthusiastic business development representative with a passion for sales and experience in the logistics industry. Your primary focus will be to on-board new business partners in need of our alternative delivery solution. 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.
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Responsibilities
• On-board new business partners
• Identify and prioritise suitable retail partners
• Create a strong sales pipeline
• Manage the sign up process
• Maintain strong relationships with your partners
• Monitor partner performance and implement improvements
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Requirements
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 growing a world-class solution 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.
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• Experienced (5+ years) sales and business development representative
• Strong knowledge of the logistics industry and the current challenges
• Excellent communication skills
• Great negotiation and closing skills
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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 2 years we’ve set up a network of over 1000 Pargo points across South Africa.
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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 runnings 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
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities
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Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Pargo offices in Woodstock, Cape Town
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Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with 'Candidate for Pargo – Business Development Representative’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Lars Veul.

Head of Marketing | 1 position

We are looking for an ambitious, creative and entrepreneurial marketing manager to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. A mid-to-senior level person that is passionate about marketing and will accelerate Pargo’s growth. We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.

Head of Marketing
You are a creative and ambitious marketing manager with an entrepreneurial mind set and strategic marketing experience. Your primary focus will be to set-up and head-up Pargo’s marketing department. You will work together with the executive directors and be responsible for managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department, developing the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives, coordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities and will be overall responsible for brand management and corporate identity. You will also coordinate the launch of new product launches.
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Responsibilities
• Developing the marketing strategy
• Managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department
• Coordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities
• Working closely with design agencies
• Coordinate the launch of new product launches
• Brand management and corporate identity
• Analyzing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing
• Engaging with these potential strategic partner relationships and setting up the partnership
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Requirements
You have an entrepreneurial mindset and know how to execute. You have marketing experience in both B2B and B2C services. 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 building world-class solutions and offering the best possible customer experience. This means that you are user focused and understand the need of people 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, no-nonsense, can-do attitude.
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• Have experience as a marketing manager
• Experience with both B2B as B2C products/services
• At least a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
• Experience working in a startup is highly advantageous
• Having an entrepreneurial drive
• Strong creative outlook
• Ability to come with creative ideas but then also understand that sometimes we need to “get stuff done”
• Willing to take ownership and head up the entire marketing
• Have good people skills to interact with both the team and clients
• You will be required to ‘get your hands dirty’ as far as implantation of new ideas
• Ability to work in a team (both as a lead or as a team member) or individually
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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 2 years we’ve set up a network of over 1000 Pargo points across South Africa.
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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 runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work hours
• Encouragement of own initiatives
• Space for self-growth
• Enrolment into personal training programs
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities
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Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent
Location: Pargo offices in Woodstock, Cape Town
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Interested candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with 'Candidate for Pargo – Head of Marketing’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Lars Veul.

Team

We have a great young team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits
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• Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Insight into the runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work hours
• Encouragement of own initiatives
• Space for self-growth
• Enrolment into personal training programs
• Exciting office space located in Woodstock
• Monthly team activities

what's next?

Send your introduction and CV to careers@pargo.co.za with subject line "At your service!" and, if you impress us, await our call!

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