Why is Toyota Zambia recruiting from South Africa?

National Sales and Marketing Manager – Toyota Zambia being advertised in the Sunday Times in South Africa. Do we have a lack of marketing talent in Zambia? And our PF Zambian Government will give out a work permit!
Please investigate and publish. Do not publish my name.
Here is the advert as run in South African Media or click on the link here:

National Sales and Marketing Manager (Toyota Zambia)

Lusaka Zambia
Market Related Basic Salary Plus Benefits Neg

Permanent management level position at Toyota Zambia in the Motor industry.
Benefits: Housing, Medical, Schooling.

Toyota Tsusho Africa, a trading and supply-chain specialist of the Toyota Group, invites suitably qualified persons to submit applications for a National Sales and Marketing Manager – Toyota Zambia, based in Lusaka Zambia.

 This position will be required to: 

  • Develop Sales & Marketing Staff in line with the overall Company’s execution of a Sales & Marketing strategy that will promote business sustainability.
  • Set annual vehicle sales budgets and action plans and perform monthly variance analyses to monitor actual results achieved versus budgeted argets.
  • Effectively manage the vehicle sales departments to meet monthly sales targets that will be in line with the overall company’s annual budgets.
  • Do monthly monitoring of unit sales gross profit margins as well as departmental costs so that they are in line with the companies budgets.
  • Together with the Marketing Department do monthly analysis of the Zambia Automotive market to identify business opportunities.
  • Manage the supply chain to ensure timely delivery of units in country.
  • Ensure effective in country stock management.
  • Maintain, develop and promote effective relationships with all key stakeholders in the business.
  • Ensure for country wide Sales Support to the various branches by means of bimonthly branch visits to enhance sales development and customers support visits.

 The incumbent must:

  • Have previous experience working in the automotive field, Toyota experience would be a definite advantage.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Minimum first degree in Business related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years appropriate experience
  • Work well under pressure and outside normal working hours when required
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be self motivated

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