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Account Assistant

Durban Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Vector Logistics is on the hunt for a Account Assistant to join our Customer Team in the Distribution channel. This individual will need to ensure that all aspects of daily customer admin and service queries are addressed, act as the front-line administrative information conduit to customers, build a deep understanding the customer's operations, ensure efficient and accurate data capture, analysis and reporting and provide support to the Account Manager in the smooth running of the customer account.
Duties & Responsibilities
Customer Relationship Management

Answer general enquiries escalated by customers, working with the Vector Customer Service Centre and Control Tower to resolve issues and complaints.
Communicate requests from the Customer to relevant Vector stakeholders and provide feedback to the Customer.
Conduct store visits and provide feedback internally to the Vector departments (if required and as per customer needs)

Account Administration

Compose daily, weekly and monthly customer reports on service levels, sales and other key measures as required and send out to customers timeously.
Monitor and share daily order rejection reports with customers and help resolve any pricing or master data discrepancies.
Manage new product requests and ensure information is accurately updated.

Product Pricing:

Ensure annual and bi -annual pricing is updated accurately on the relevant system according to specified timeframes.
Ensure administration and communication internally and externally around ordering and delivery day schedule changes occurs timeously and correctly.
Ensure administration and communication on new supplier and product take-ons and exits.
Support the finance department with customer reconciliation queries and required follow up.
Lead customer project administration, scheduling project meetings, taking minutes and updating project plans.

Reporting & Analysis

Compile review packs (standard and non-standard) for the Retail Account Specialist and Retail Account Manager.
Assist with ad hoc report requests from Customers and internally stakeholders
Support the Retail Account Manager and Retail Account Specialist with data analysis and composing reports on output and findings

Team Participation and Self-Management

Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritising and self-development.
Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution.
Support and drive the business core values.
Manage colleagues and clients' expectations and communicate appropriately.
Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives. Champion training and development of self and others through utilising available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions relating to product costing in collaboration with national training specialists.
Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.
Maintain a basic appreciation and awareness of employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.

Minimum Requirements

National Diploma / Bcom Logistics or similar
3 years customer service experience
3 years general administration experience, preferably in an FMCG Distribution environment
SAP/BW experience is essentia;
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
Immaculate attention to detail
Excellent communication skills

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