# To support the Commercial Support Manager in embedding and operating a world class performance management process.
# To ensure that all commercial overheads are accurately accounted for and reported. To provide assistance in the reporting and discount management processes. [...more]
The main purpose of the role is to represent the Brand and educate consumers and the trade through direct interaction.
Represent: To live the brand, and interact directly with its current and potential consumers by exuding passion and commitment for what the brand represents.
Educate: Teach consumers and traders about product intrinsic, heritage, and authenticity, so as to develop greater appreciation for our brands.
Direct Interaction: Use one-on-one consumer interaction opportunities to harness brand loyalty. [...more]
The Supply Business Partner will lead and manage the end to end People/HR agenda within Supply working into the HR Director to ensure the business objectives are achieved through the utilisation and deployment of the programmes.
* Works with the business area to identify and build talent
* Embeds core programmes and facilitates. Embeds program principles within the market/function.
* Coaches line managers and employees helping them to be more effective in line with any related core program
* Owner of local Succession Plans
* Communicates and embeds career development frameworks and supports individuals coachin
* Diversity -Builds/contributes to and executes diversity plans in business area. Understands the diversity requirements in the location and follows the guidelines [...more]
The South African wine industry claims to have launched the world's first sustainability seal that guarantees eco-friendly production and bottle provenance.
Intended for bottled wines only, the seal which is issued by the Wine and Spirit Board has a tracking system that can now trace bottle contents back to source at every stage of the supply chain.
The seal is a continuation of the local wine industry's pioneering approach to sustainable wine growing and winemaking and further aims to confirm the integrity of production by giving each seal a unique number, through which the wine's provenance can be tracked from vine to bottle.
The seal is the result of collaboration between the Wine & Spirits Board, IPW, as well as the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) with the generic marketing body responsible for the worldwide launch of the concept as part of its Brand South Africa campaign.
Effective from 2010, the voluntary system is available to those wineries to have passed the accreditation of the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) set of sustainable principles, at farm, winery and bottling levels. [...more]
Fairtrade wine producer, Fairhills, is to create a bespoke new range of wines for Matthew Clark and the on-trade sector.
The new brand, Fair Horizons,is the first South African Fairtrade wine in Matthew Clark's range and will include a Pinotage Rose, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend. They go into distribution next week.
Martin Allen, national accounts manager at Origin Wines UK Ltd, said: "We're delighted to see this exciting new brand go into such a prestigious wholesaler. Our aim is to help the catering and hospitality sector understand just how good Fairtrade wines can be. These are really good wines for the on-trade that also make a difference to peoples' lives. Fairtrade wine sales are soaring in the retail sector, so why not have the same vision for the on-trade? This is another great listing for Origin Wines and a further sign that Fairtrade wines are becoming mainstream." [...more]
The application to prospect for tin, silver and other minerals in the Stellenbosch and Cape Town regions has now been officially withdrawn by the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC).
Recent weeks had seen a great deal of confusion as government officials said the application would not go through and the AEMFC said it would back down, only to continue with the plans over the following days.
The Winelands Action Group, composed of wine producers whose estates such as Jordan, De Grendel and Saxenberg were at risk, has been pressuring the AEMFC and the government to withdraw or reject the application since the news broke last month.
The AEMFC could always reapply for the prospecting rights in a year's time, as the courts never rejected them. [...more]
South African Breweries (SAB) has been awarded DealMakers magazine's Deal of the Year award for its Zenzele black economic empowerment transaction.
Fourteen deals were short-listed for this particular award category but an independent panel of judges, led by professor Mthuli Ncube, dean of the commerce faculty at the University of the Witwatersrand, voted the R7.3 billion (£639 million) Zenzele as the winner.
Under the deal, whichi was announce on July 1st 2009, 8.45 per cent of the company's shares will ultimately be placed under black ownership.
Norman Adami, managing director at SAB, said: "We are honoured to have received this award, which recognises our goal of delivering a broad-based empowerment transaction which is both innovative and distinctive."
South African wines are to be available in light-weight bottles.
From this year, 750-ml wine bottles closed with screwcaps and weighing 350 grams will be available to local wine producers. These compare with an average bottle weight of over 500 grams just four years ago.
Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) said: "As we raise our export volumes of mostly bottled wines, we also increase our carbon emissions, so it becomes a delicate balancing act to enhance our sustainability profile while pushing up our output.
"On the face of it, one solution might be to ship more of our wines in bulk directly to their export destinations for off-shore bottling. However, this poses a major problem in that many jobs would be lost during what must rank as the worst recession in current memory. Last year over a million jobs were shed in the formal sector, forcing many further millions of South Africans into a state of dire poverty." [...more]
JOHANNESBURG - SABMiller PLC said Monday its beer operations in South Africa are operating as usual, unaffected by a strike over pay at the company's soft drinks unit.
About 120 workers at South African Breweries Ltd., which produces brands including Castle Lager and Miller Genuine Draft, joined a rally held by some 600 members of the Food and Allied Worker's Union in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, the company said.
It dismissed a claim by the union that three breweries in the central province of Gauteng would close while workers attended the gathering, during which a memorandum was handed to company management.
The company said only about 45% of unionized FAWU members have joined the strike that began Dec. 22, primarily at its Amalgamated Beverage Industries Ltd. unit, one of the largest producers and distributors ofCoca-Cola Co. (KO) brands in the southern hemisphere.
ABI Managing Director John Ustas said that despite incidences of violence at some depots, there has been limited disruption to the soft drinks firm's operations since the strike began. [...more]
Maputo - Despite promises of 24 hour production and distribution of its soft drinks, the company Coca-Cola Sabco has failed miserably to supply the Maputo market at precisely the time of year when there is the greatest demand for its products.
The 300 millilitre bottles of Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and their sister drinks were completely unavailable in the supermarkets visited by AIM over the past few days. Just a few cans of some of the less popular drinks were available.
In the wholesale deposits, the drinks were sometimes available, but at exorbitant prices. Coca-Cola Sabco's recommended wholesale price is 148 meticais (about 5.5 US dollars) for a crate of 24 330 millilitre bottles. But AIM has found these crates on sale for 240 or 250 meticais.
The speculators are sometimes denounced to the authorities, and the independent television station STV reported one instance of trade inspectors descending on one greedy wholesaler and fining him for his extortionate prices.
But the inspectors cannot be everywhere, and disgruntled consumers find themselv [...more]
Over 3,500 employees at SABMiller Plc's Amalgamated Beverage Industries unit in South Africa have gone on strike over pay, a trade union has said.
The Food and Allied Workers' Union said that the workers at the unit are asking for a 9.5 per cent pay increase, 1.7 per cent higher than that offered by the company.
More workers are set to join the strike and will bring the total number of strikers to 4,500. [...more]
New Zealand's Seidelberg Wine Estate are pleased to be able to announce that they have been able to secure the services of Alicia Rechner as head winemaker who will join them on December 1st. [...more]