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The closing date is on 06.06.2014.

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Operating Division: Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title: Manager
Employee Group: Permanent
Department: CM-CS&P-SALES-Res Mngmt / Planning-PKT
Location: Parktown
Reporting To: Snr Manager
Grade Level: E
Reference Number: 50003945

Position Purpose: Manage and implement all Market Planning Objectives and Strategies. Interpretation of all available research to give input into the development of Market Strategy processes.

Position Outputs: Market Plan - Manage the Market Planning process and ensure alignment with Transnet and Transnet Freight Rail planning processes - Manage the set General Freight Business volume targets: 10 year plan 1 year 3 months Weekly Contribute to the compilation of the Transnet Freight Rail Market Plan that drives TFR operations, resourcing and capital expenditure plan as part of the overall TFR Business Plan. - Industry Plan - Management of the Key Account Planning process - Formulate the market strategies and market value propositions - Determine TFR ' S market intelligence requirements Key Accounts & Portfolio Plans - Ensure compliance with the set Key Accounts/Portfolio Plans standard - Analyse the compiled Key Accounts/Portfolio Plans - Manage the implementation plans Market Planning Tasks and Activities - Analysis and Interpretation of available market research and intelligence - Manage the planned market activities, (Execution of planned orders / demand & performance deviation) - Engage in constant liaison with other members within the project management environment

POSITION CHALLENGES - The Market Planning process may at times be relegated to second level as the organization is continuously met with highly competitive initiatives/interests - Assimilation and sifting of relevant information in order to assist in guiding the achievement of the MDS objectives

Qualifications and Experience: - Planning and managing the efforts of multidisciplinary teams and maintaining positive relationships Decision Making Incumbent decision-making powers will be in line with the Market Planning Manager ' s area of responsibility - Marketing Management or Economics degree - Minimum 5 year experience working within the marketing environment - Some experience in the freight and logistics industry - Drivers Licence

Competencies: Knowledge of railway and transport logistics industry - Understanding of Transnet Freight Rail/Transnet environment - Knowledge of Marketing and Commercial principles - Understanding of trend analysis and report writing - Understanding of operations principles

SKILLS: Project Management - Communication skills - Written and verbal - Ability to work under pressure - Analytical ability - Networking and relationship building - Computer Literate - Be competent and able to drive code B vehicle

BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES: Values - Honest - Reliable Attitudes Required - Ability to work independently - Willingness to go an extra mile Characteristics.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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