Are you eager to start a career in sales within the beverage industry? The Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages offer an exciting opportunity for dynamic individuals to gain firsthand experience in sales and marketing. This learnership is tailored to help participants develop vital commercial skills and knowledge, paving the way for a successful career in the fast-paced sales environment of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages Overview

  • Reference Number: CCB240417-3
  • Company: Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA)
  • Location: Various locations across South Africa including Hammanskraal, Groblersdal, Burgersfort, and more.
  • Job Category: Commercial – Sales and Marketing
  • Job Type: Learnerships
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Closing Date: 2024/04/22

Job Description

The Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages program is designed to equip learners with essential sales and marketing skills. Participants will undertake the National Certificate: Marketing, NQF Level 4, learning the foundations of volume growth, customer service, and merchandising. This comprehensive training will involve:

  • Understanding and executing sales strategies.
  • Developing customer care and management skills.
  • Applying marketing essentials.
  • Implementing merchandising standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 with Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy, achieving at least 40%.
  • Fluency in two South African languages with at least 40% pass.
  • Higher education qualifications such as a Diploma or Degree are beneficial.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Applicants should not have previously completed the same learnership.
  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • Must fit the Employment Equity criteria.
  • Age range of 18-35 years.
  • Applicants must be unemployed at the time of starting the learnership.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Participants in the Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages will engage in a variety of activities designed to develop their skills in key areas of sales and marketing. The responsibilities and training modules include:

  • Learning about the Commercial Aspects of the Sales Environment
  • Gain an understanding of the business strategies used within Coca-Cola Beverages.
  • Explore how market analysis and customer segmentation influence sales tactics.
  • Study the supply chain processes that affect product availability and sales success.
  • Receiving Training in Customer Care
  • Learn techniques for effective communication with customers to enhance satisfaction.
  • Develop skills in handling customer queries and complaints professionally.
  • Train in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems to maintain and analyze customer interactions and data.
  • Managing Client Relationships Effectively
  • Engage in role-playing and simulations to improve negotiation skills.
  • Learn how to build long-lasting relationships with clients through trust and reliable service.
  • Understand the importance of follow-up and regular communication with clients to foster loyalty and repeat business.
  • Engaging with Marketing Essentials
  • Understand the principles of marketing including market research, product branding, and competitive analysis.
  • Participate in creating marketing campaigns tailored to diverse consumer bases.
  • Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing strategies through feedback and sales metrics.
  • Understanding Market Demands and Product Positioning
  • Analyze market trends and consumer behavior to predict product success.
  • Explore different pricing strategies and their impact on sales and customer acquisition.
  • Study how to position products to maximize visibility and attract targeted demographics.
  • Practicing Implementing and Monitoring Merchandising Standards
  • Receive hands-on training in setting up promotional displays and product arrangements that attract and engage customers.
  • Learn how to maintain the visual standards of product presentation according to Coca-Cola’s guidelines.
  • Monitor and report on the merchandising activities and their impact on sales at various retail locations
  • Implementing Sales Strategies and Campaigns
  • Participate in the planning and execution of sales strategies to meet and exceed targets.
  • Work alongside experienced sales professionals to learn effective sales techniques.
  • Evaluate the success of sales strategies and make recommendations for improvements.

Skills and Competencies

The ideal candidate for the Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages should demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical and numerical abilities.
  • Confidence and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Creativity, with a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • The capacity to handle pressure in a high-energy work environment.

Application Process

Prospective participants for the Sales Learnerships at Coca-Cola Beverages should submit:

  • A detailed CV.
  • Certified copies of their Matric Certificate and any additional qualifications.
  • A copy of their Driver’s License.

This learnership provides invaluable industry experience and skill development in a supportive environment. If you meet the eligibility criteria and have a passion for sales and marketing, apply today to take the first step towards a rewarding career at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.