Vacancy: Product Manager - HP Consumer (Midrand)

Product Manager
HP Consumer

Applications in the form of an updated CV to be addressed to Noncedo Eland Via e-mail on [email protected] 
Closing Date: 15 Janauary 2021 @ 17h00 

Product Manager Role Description

Reporting to the Business Unit Manager, the successful candidate will be based in Midrand and will be responsible for the following: 

Key Responsibilities


  • Achieving GP Target on monthly basis 
  • Managing stock within budget and weeks of inventory
  • Manage Aging stock within budget
  • Strategic ordering of product
  • Management of sell in target set by HP Inc.
  • Management of Sell out programs
  • Achieving sell out target set by Pinnacle
  • Manage relationship with vendor
  • Management of an OTB
  • Management of OTB maps
  • Understanding of HP Inc product range and value proposition will be extremely beneficial
  • Understanding and continuous development on product knowledge
  • Provide relevant product training internally and to the different branches
  • Provide reports and target tracking information as required
  • Engage with all relevant parties at Pinnacle and subsidiary companies
  • Understand and implement Pinnacle strategy and policies in alignment with product
  • Product support (PDF Spec Sheets, Web Info, Sales Support, Customer Support-Systems Integrators)
  • Product pricing
  • Manage the profitability of products
    Assist sales staff with quotations

    - Understand HP Inc compensation program
    Provide sales support to sales staff
    Ensure all resources are aligned
  •  Training
    Stay constantly updated with all developments and trends in the market
    Understand technology roadmaps
  •  Logistical
    Maintain ERP system up to date with product codes and pricing agreements
    Attend weekly sales meetings and assist in resolving stock issues
  •  Manage stock efficiently
    Drive active and aging stock
    Understand the logistical process
    Assist in order managing process to maintain service and stock levels
  • Build and maintain internal and external relationships
    - Liaise with suppliers for promotional funds and materials
    Maintain relationships with customers to understand their requirements and incorporate into the stock forecasting 

Noncedo Eland
Talent Acquisition Specialist

+27 (11) 265 3277



  • Matric with mathematics is essential, an IT or sales and marketing tertiary qualification and/or relevant diploma is essential
  • Minimum 3 years work experience within an IT environment
  • Previous IT distribution experience will be an advantage
  • Must understand the IT market and the specific needs around the different market segments
  • Above average computer literacy in MS word, Outlook, PowerPoint and MS Excel
  • Relevant technical knowledge and technology driven
  • Ability to learn products with ease
  • Spreadsheet knowledge in drawing up and utilizing reports (Rate of Exchange linked costing calculations, stock management, product reordering, ageing stock etc.)
  • Customer focused and delivering above average customer service i.e. customer satisfaction principles and practices as well as service quality orientated
  • Ability to network, build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers as well as have a grasp of the different cultures
  • Attend and present product training
  • Strategic thinker with strong planning, negotiation and execution skills
  • Excellent customer engagement and relationship building skills
  • Ability to carry through a task to completion i.e. results driven as well as deadline driven
  • Above average administration skills, communication skills and writing skills
  • Good time management and ability to effectively prioritize workload
  • Copes effortlessly within a high stress and pressurized environment i.e. ability to handle pressure
  • Meet weekly and/or monthly target
  • Be willing to go the extra mile 
  • Mature outgoing personality, energetic go getter with will to succeed
  • General business acumen
  • Must have a valid driver's license and own reliable transport
  • Basic calculations (ability to work with numbers)
  • Self-actualization (capacity to assert oneself)
  • Motivation (ability to motivate others)
  • Negotiation (in a spirit of co-operation with the aim of an amicable outcome)
  • Tact (courteous, diplomatic, respectful manner)
  • Excellence orientation (set and achieve high standards & ongoing improvement)
  • Feedback (provide positive, helpful & productive feedback)
  • Liaison (establish effective personal contact / channel for Communication between parties)
  • Written communication (convey information through written instruction)
  • Decisiveness (ability to make decisions, render judgment, take action & apply corrective measures)
  • Evaluating (ask questions, analyze, give attention to and attend to detail) 

Personal Attributes


  • Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it 
  • Looking to build a career within Pinnacle 
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver 
  • Proactive and positive individual with a passion for Pinnacle 
  • Planning and organizational skills 
  • Logical and efficient 
  • Self-confidence, self-development and self-driven
  • Attention to detail 
  •  High energy levels 
  •  Patience
  •  Sales acumen  

All applications in the form of a detailed CV must be forwarded to:

Noncedo Eland
+27 (11) 265 3277
[email protected]

The Company is under no obligation to fill this position and should you not have had any feedback within 2 weeks after the closing date, you may consider your application unsuccessful.