BU POCE Manager (Coolers)

Additional Info

  • Job Title: BU POCE Manager (Coolers)
  • Job Category: FMCG
  • Department/Group: Plant Production
  • Reporting To: Production Manager
  • Location: Johannesburg North
  • Travel Required: Travel expected
  • Level/Salary Range: Dependent on Skill and Current Salary level (Including Company Benefits: Medical Aid + Life Policy)
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • HR Contact: 081 015 3339
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2019
  • Posting Expires: Once filled
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  • EMAIL: info@mdhsolutions.co.za
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Provide strategic direction for my client’s “Cold Strategy” optimizing and leveraging the annual investment in coolers, with focus on:

  • Defining a strategy that supports the increased availability of cold beer.
  • Developing a 3-5-year investment plan that supports cold beer availability.
  • Developing a framework for managing outlet & volume cold coverage.
  • The effectiveness of capital investment through the procurement of relevant “cooler capacity” whilst maintaining enough cooling capacity in each outlet.
  • The development of a “Cold Strategy” that supports a new and innovative approach to cold availability, cold capability and usage behaviors both within SAB, with its customers and its suppliers.
  • Providing direction & guidance on the development of best operating practices for cooler management, based on relevant beverage benchmarking.
  • Effective management of outsourced cooling services, supplier relationships and Service level agreements.
  • Driving pace of execution across the business.
  • The role ensures the development of cold capabilities nationally and takes overall account ability for the end to end strategic, operational, financial and execution relating to Cold.


Strategy Creation and Operational Execution:

  • Defining a strategy that supports the increased availability of cold beer.
  • Development, implementation and Execution of Annual Cold Plans according to cold capacity need by channel/Outlet.
  • Developing a 3-5-year investment plan that supports cold beer availability.
  • Development, implementation and management of cold programs to drive the cold agenda in trade.
  • Drive strategic and operational execution requirements to improved ROI and profitability in each channel.


Customer Service and Outsourced Supplier SLA Management:

  • Development of strategic and operational execution standards across all areas of Cold


Asset Management:

  • Design and deliver a “fit for purpose” cooler asset management process and tools to ensure that our competitive advantage is leveraged into the future and our assets protected.
  • End to end asset management aligned to Governance Principles.


Budget Development and Management:

  • Development and Management of the total Capex and Opex Budget: R200M F15
  • Work with ABI to find efficiencies through synergies to bring down operational costs


Project Management and Innovation:

  • Project management of national alternative cooling solution installations and roll out according to budget and national need for alternative cooling.
  • Source best practices globally and drive the introduction of new innovations on Cold.


Training and Capability Development:

  • Conceptualize and lead the creation and implementation of training material for internal and external use to create/enhance cold culture
  • Conceptualize and lead the development of Cold Capability Building programmes for the SAB organization, customers and suppliers
  • Ensure Regional Asset Team Capability Building based on cold strategy
  • Responsible for communication programme to build the Cold Beer Culture Internally and Externally.



  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Total business knowledge relating to systems, finance, sales, brands and operations Project Management.
  • Good understanding of the South African market, route-to-market and operating model
  • Thought leader and innovative thinker.
  • 5-10 years in sales & distribution and sales experience at management level.
  • Ability to assimilate a complex, competitive and rapidly changing environment into clear projects and prioritized focus areas.
  • Ability to deal with multiple complexities. 



  • Based in Johannesburg
  • Strong working relationship with Regional District Managers
  • Works closely with the CIC
  • Will involve regular travel to accountable Regions
  • Band: VI B