Top Talent July 2018

Pro Talent consultants interview a minimum of 200 individuals every month. We are always impressed by the candidates we get to interview due to many factors such as their education, personality, appearance, and work experience. Below are a list of individuals who have gone above and beyond to impress us and we wanted to share their talent with others. If you are a client looking for a new staff member, and one of the below candidates grabs your attention, please do not hesitate to contact your consultant. New to Pro Talent? Phone us on 031 265 2000 and one of our consultants will assist you.

Candidate Code: IT TT001

Position: Systems Engineer
Gender: Female
Race: White
Salary: R30 000 per month
Residential Area: Kloof

A lovely, integrity driven candidate that adapts quickly and realised early on that she has an aptitude for Systems management even though graduating with her honours in Social Sciences. She’s good at building relationships with all stakeholders and describes herself as very analytical. She is loyal and has been with her current company for the last 5 years working her way up the ranks. Her specialisation within the systems management is the CRM system, Sales Force although she has also taken on additional roles within HR and compliance.

Candidate Code: IT TT002

Position: IT Systems Manager
Gender: Male
Race: White
Salary: R25 000 per month
Residential Area: Bluff

A jovial gentleman, simply put. Our candidate is a modest and extensively experienced Systems Engineer with a demonstrated 15-year history of working within Electronics, Telecoms and IT services industries, beginning his career in SA and later in the US. This individual is skilled on BMC Remedy, Windows Server Administration, Systems Management and Networking. His personal strengths lie in communicating confidently at all levels and relationship building with a collaborative management style.

Candidate Code: TT003

Position: C# Developer
Gender: Male
Race: African
Salary: R12 000 per month
Residential Area: Inanda

A warm, happy personality, this mid-level Developer loves a challenge!
He is currently handling all the development in his current company and wants to grow in a team and dynamic environment. His strengths are C#, MVC, SQL, HTML, CSS

Candidate Code: IT TT004

Position: IT Auditor
Gender: Feale
Race: African
Salary: R15 000
Residential Area: Durban

An exceptionally bright and driven candidate! Our top talent is keen to consolidate her passion for technology, quality and risk management. She is an effective communicator with a collaborative working style, she has a firm understanding of all aspects of the project lifecycle from project management, business analysis, design / build through to implementation. She currently holds an IT National Diploma (Business Analysis) and BTech Degree in IT. She has also completed an Advanced Java Programmer training through Accenture. This client-first candidate has a growth mind-set, always learning and ever-willing to go the extra-mile.

Candidate Code: IT TT005

Position: IT Desktop Support
Gender: Male
Race: African
Salary: R10 000
Residential Area: Durban

Wow! What a humble, well dressed and impeccably spoken candidate! He loves working with people and absolutely loves the technology field. He has such an amazing attitude towards life. He has recently been retrenched from a call centre IT environment and is available immediately. Some of his technical skills include Linux, network cabling, basic Fortinet and Office365.

Candidate Code: IT TT005

Position: Junior IT Field Engineer
Gender: Male
Race: White
Salary: R8 000 per month
Residential Area: Kloof

High on customer service, this candidate is a hands-on technical problem solver. Modest and intelligent, he is adept with hardware and networking, holding a Diploma in IT Network Management he is also skilled in developing databases. This young candidate is disciplined, motivated and balanced with a passion for motoring and has also competed provincially in martial arts. An all-rounder, teachable individual with good old-fashioned work ethic.

Candidate Code:  MKT TT001

Position: Marketing Manager / Brand Manager
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R28 000 per month
Residential Area: Queensburgh

This vibrant candidate is an experienced marketing and communications coordinator and a champion of social media tools and technologies.. She is able to relate to people across all levels and believes in making a difference and that adding value is far more important than just ticking boxes and fulfilling the job description. She is a driven individual who values people above all else and through her years of experience, she has learned the ability to drive a brand’s agenda by developing strategy that works for a variety of audiences. Her aim in a marketing and communications role is to create solutions that work and are relevant whilst keeping up with the latest trends. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science focused in Management and Communication Studies and has a demonstrated history of working in the manufacturing industry within the marketing and advertising department.

Candidate Code: MKT TT002

Position: Junior Graphic Designer
Gender: Female
Race: White
Salary: R15 000 per month
Residential: Hillcrest

What a breath of fresh air! This is a happy go lucky candidate that brings vibrancy and creativity into every environment. Since March this year she has committed to studying online, via correspondence and believes that this self-taught ability is a strength of hers and shows that she is adaptable and can grasp new concepts and ideas easily. She has completed her Bachelor of Social Science as well as a Certificate in Graphic Design and is familiar with the Adobe Suite. She has just moved to Durban and is eager to start in a junior position where she can learn and expand her knowledge.

Candidate Code: MKT TT003

Position: Executive Business Development / Advertising Branch Manager
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R38 000 per month
Residential: Glenwood

This is a “WOW” candidate! She is a Top Calibre, eloquently spoken candidate that is full of life.  She described herself as someone who takes ownership of projects and is strategically minded. She is an enthusiastic team player with great managerial skills and intense curiosity about the advertising and marketing industry with a positive “can-do” attitude. She has recently relocated to Durban Johannesburg, and is heading up a brunch in Florida Road Morningside.

Candidate Code: FIN TT001

Position: Head of Internal Audit
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R1 300 000 per annum
Residential Area: Durban North

This candidate thoroughly enjoys working in the finance sector as she is able to work well with numbers and problem solve. Adding Internal Auditing to her knowledge set, allows for the complete understanding of the finance puzzle. She has a B.Com degree with majors in Finance and Managerial Accounting, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy. She has been a registered CA (SA) since 2004 and has worked on Pastel Partner, Sage Pastel, and Syspro. Further, she is an individual who can adapt easily to different people and environments, allowing her to get her point across in a respectful manner. She has turned her intense organisation skills into a positive, as she is able to effectively and efficiently manage projects. She has effective leadership skills, being able to mentor others with understanding and mutual respect.

Candidate Code: FIN TT002

Position: Internal Audit / Operations Manager
Gender: Female
Race: White
Salary: R1 250 000 per annum
Residential Area: Umhlanga

WOW! Only one word to express the dedication, intellect, and down-to-earth personality that this candidate has. She has her B.Com, her B.Acc, and qualified in 2005 as a CA(SA). She further holds a membership to the Institute of Internal Auditors.  This candidate does not work with half-measures as everything she does is done in detail, and with the ability so see the bigger picture. She is always learning from others, whether it be a trainee in their first year of articles, or a member in C-Suite. This shows her ability to build and maintain strong relationships as she is thoroughly invested. This is also the first time I have heard a candidate  say that they cannot wait to go to work in the morning. Her love for finance and auditing is immense and she would be an asset to any company.

Candidate Code: FIN TT003

Position: Financial Manager / Managing Consultant / Operations Manager
Gender: Female
Race: White
Salary: R45 000 per month
Residential Area: Upper Highway

This candidate loves the opportunity to learn new things by putting herself into varying situations. She is very much and achiever as she feels a sense of accomplishment when reaching her deadlines. Further, she loves meeting and interacting with new people, as well as mentoring or coaching others. She has her Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and is busy writing her entry levels for ACMA CGMA. She is highly entrepreneurial, having assisted in the start-up and successful running of her husband’s business for two years. Further, this candidate is open-minded, highly capable, and is able to guide others.

Candidate Code: FIN TT004

Position: Financial Accountant
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R28 000 per month minium
Residential Area: Chatsworth

This is a newly qualified CA (SA) looking for her next big step towards her hard earned qualification. She has audited many companies and industries throughout her articles but highly enjoyed the chemical and manufacturing industries. She is a young and ambitious candidate who is friendly, loyal, and able to be responsible for her work and the team she is in charge of. She is easy-going, able to get along well with others, and is highly pleasant to work with.

Candidate Code: FIN TT005

Position: Accounting / Audit Manager
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R25 000 ctc per month
Residential Area: Richards Bay- Looking to relocate to Durban

I have never heard a candidate speak about finance the way this lady did. She is mesmerised and motivated by the beauty of how finance and accounts balance. She has her B.Compt and has passed her ITC 1, with her ITC 2 being written in 2018. She is an IFRs expert, currently compiling IFRS compliant financial statements, as well as being able to work with Forex. Further, she manages around six staff members at present and is able to handle the conflict and clashes well, if the need arises in her department. She takes her responsibility seriously and is seen as a natural leader. Further, she highly ethical and abides by the legal aspects and principles of accounting.

Candidate Code: FIN TT006

Position: Head of Risk and Compliance
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R970 000 per annum
Residential Area: Johannesburg- Looking to relocate to back to Durban

This candidate is able to think out of the box and creatively come up with problems to any situation. She has her B.Tech in Internal Auditing, her MBA, and she is currently studying to become a certified Internal Auditor. She is highly competent and is able to assess a situation by compartmentalising and challenging herself to solve the issue. Further, she has great communication skills, both verbally and in the written word, and enjoys being in a flexible environment where she is able create change.

Candidate Code: FIN TT007

Position: Finance Manager
Gender: Male
Race: White
Salary: R900 000 per annum
Residential Area: Kloof

I found this gentleman highly interesting as he lives his life with aiming for four things: Wealth, Interest, the Environment, and Prosperity. He is therefore intentional in every career move he makes in order to make sure that these four things can be met. He has been a qualified CA (SA) since 2013 and is able to analyse data by applying logic and making sense of the situation. He does this by steeping back from the problem and seeing the overall business end-to-end. Further, he is in compassionate in that he sees everybody views and assess the values of things, being a good leader and identifying opportunities.

Candidate Code: FIN TT008

Position: Assistant Financial Manager/ Audit Senior
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R35 000 per month
Residential Area: Red Hill

She is a recently qualified CA (SA) who has always loved numbers. They drive her and she gets excited about being able to work in the financial sector every day. She is highly organised and plans every aspect of her life as she would rather be able to deviate from a structure, than have no structure at all. Further, she is highly dedicated and driven and does not allow herself to “idle”. She would rather go around the office and ask to assist when he work is complete.

Candidate Code: FIN TT009

Position: Credit Controller
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R12 000 per month
Residential Area: Westville

This candidate loves finance, as well as supply chain as she enjoys being exposed to a variety of aspects of a business and feels that the two go together well. This is further shown as she has her B.Com in Economics and Supply Chain Management after having been exposed to Supply Chain as one of her modules in her Accounting degree. She is very much a go-getter and is stubborn about her goals and the achievement of them. She never gives up and will do what it takes as she is independent in her decisions. This candidate is a strong and positive thinker who has no issues being thrown into the deep-end, whether that be a work problem or a differing culture fit.

Candidate Code: FIN TT010

Position: Financial Manager
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: Market Related
Residential Area: Northdene

A figure orientated candidate who likes the controlling aspect of finance and the ability to get an overall picture of a business. She has her B.Com Honours in Economics and has been with her current employer for 12 years. She is looking for her next step and a new challenge as she has strong knowledge and skills in finance. Further, she is highly reliable and committed, accepts criticism well, and is able to think out of the box in order to find the solution to a problem. Her idle industry to work in would be manufacturing, as she has vast experience her. Further, he current position has allowed her to work with other duties such as legal and compliance issues, quality assurance, and supply chain, as she works closely with these departments.

Candidate Code: HR TT001

Position: HR Administrator / Training Administrator
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R15 000 per month minimum
Residential Area: Phoenix

A beautifully presented and highly intelligent young candidate with a true passion for Human Resources, who is bubbly, sociable, and strategic. She has her B.Com in HR Management and is often told that she makes others calm in pressurised situations. Further, she has strong time management and communication skills, is level-headed, and highly goal driven. She has a truly invigorating personality and is always willing to assist others if she can see them struggling.

Candidate Code: HR TT002

Position: HR Administrator
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R15 000 per month minimum
Residential Area: New Germany

A candidate with a big heart who thoroughly enjoys assisting others. She is an honest and diligent worker who loves empowering her mind by learning from every situation. She does this by not being distracted and concentrating on all tasks. She has been exposed to BBBEE, training, payroll and accounts administration. Further, she is highly respectful and takes direction well by being a good listener and being conscientious. It has been stated that she is a pleasure to work with, is highly reliable, and punctual.

Candidate Code: HR TT003

Position: PA / Secretary
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R16 000 per month
Residential Area: Phoenix

If you are looking for a candidate who puts her head down and works extremely hard, who never complains, who is always happy to take on new duties even if it is “not in her job description”, then you need to look no further than this gem of a candidate. She has over 7 years of successful administrative experience in the areas of PA, Corporate Social Investment and Event’s co-ordination. She is excellent at reporting and considers herself to be proactive and tremendously persistent. She has a Diploma in Secretarial Studies and currently works in the retail sector.

Candidate Code: ENG TT001

Position: Entry Level Lab Technician / Data Handling
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R6000
Residential Area: Westville

What a beautifully presented young candidate who has a B.Sci majoring in Microbiology and Genetics. Her ultimate industries would be Medical, Product Development or Food Testing. She has a great sense of humour, is open-minded and highly intellectual. Further, she finds it easy to communicate with others, to learn new things, and adapt to new environments. This is a young candidate who knows she needs to gain experience and is looking to get her hands dirty and learn what hr industry is all about in the working world.

Candidate Code: ENG TT002

Position: Senior Chemical Technologist
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: Negotiable
Residential Area: Amanzimtoti

This is a well-spoken and intelligent candidate. She is bubbly, dedicated and hard working. She has a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and currently completing her BTECH in Pulp and Paper Technology. She has worked for some of South Africa’s top companies and earned herself many promotions from the hard work she puts into her job roles.

Candidate Code: ENG TT003

Position: Internship/Graduate Microbiology and Genetics
Gender: Female
Race: White
Salary: R5000 – R8000
Residential Area: Bluff

This candidate a diligent individual when applying her skills to any given task and her enthusiasm is evident. She has been conditioned to work well with others, due to her past work experiences.  She has recently completed her Bsc Microbiology and Genetics.

Candidate Code: ENG TT004

Position: SHEQ Manager
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: Negotiable
Residential Area: Sheffield Beach

This candidate has accumulated more than 16 years’ work experience in the Beverage and Food Manufacturing industries. Positions she has occupied include Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Production Operation, SHEQ Coordination and SHEQ Management.  She has achieved her BTech in Quality (Cum Laude) and her National Diploma in Food Technology. She seeks new horizons where she can utilize her 16 years of experience within a stable organization.

Candidate Code: ENG TT005

Position: Millwright
Gender: Male
Race: White
Salary: R35 000 per month
Residential Area: Durban

A trade tested Millwright with Amron and Delta PLC knowledge is ready to take on a new challenge with a better shift roster to accommodate for a better work/life balance. He comes with 6 years’ experience within the chemical manufacturing environment and 7 years within the rubber industry.

Candidate Code: ENG TT006

Position: Engineering Manager / Operations Manager
Gender: Male
Race: Indian
Salary: R1 200 000 per annum
Residential Area: Durban

A high level executive who holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a rare Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate is open to opportunities in Durban. His skills are transferable into any industry with extensive experience within the FMCG Manufacturing Industry.

Candidate Code: LOG TT001

Position: Logistics Administrator
Gender: Male
Race: African
Salary: R12 000 – R15 000
Residential Area: Johannesburg (Willing to relocate )

This candidate is a hardworking and dedicated gentleman. He has vast experience as a logistics administrator and is currently seeking a new challenge. He has a National Diploma in Logistics and is always ready to perform at the best of his ability.

Candidate Code: LOG TT002

Position: Category Planning Director / Senior Planning Manager
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R60 000 per month
Residential Area: Musgrave

This phenomenal candidates is a real powerhouse! She has been in the FMCG industry for over 12 years and is an expert in the content development of demand and supply planning and logistics initiatives in customer services. She has a proven ability to drive service levels and execute successful product launches. She has completed her Bachelor of Business Science (Finance Honours) and graduated with high honours. This top calibre candidate has won numerous awards for outstanding performance and is definitely someone that would be an asset to any company that she joins!

Candidate Code: LOG TT003

Position: Planning and Buying Coordinator / Buyer / Planner
Gender: Female
Race: Indain
Salary: R15 000 per month
Residential Area: Chatsworth

This candidate’s experience in mass retail expands over 19 years, mastering categories like Appliances and Electronics.  She has a passion for doing everything perfectly, on time and accurately. Another great quality is her work ethic and her ability to initiate and assist others around her and not just focus on her own responsibilities. She is creative in her thinking and always thinking of positive solutions and acting responsibly on behalf of her team when need be. This candidate has a nurturing and kind personality, she is someone who is highly efficient and dependable, someone who is truly an asset to her company.

Candidate Code: LOG TT004

Position: Product Planning Manager
Gender: Female
Race: Coloured
Salary: R75 000 per month
Residential Area: Kloof

Flamboyant, larger than life personality and a real go-getter are all terms to describe this amazing candidate. She is currently doing her MBA and has extensive experience in the retail sector. She describes herself as an authentic leader who is often brought in as a “fixer”. This is a Top Caliber candidate with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Candidate Code: SAL TT001

Position: Technical Sales / Key Accounts Manager
Gender: Male
Race: Indian
Salary: R600 000 per annum
Residential Area: Durban

This candidate comes across as a professional, ethical and efficient candidate with strong analytical skills. He has vast experience in the Chemical and Construction industry with a proven track record of increase revenue within the business.

Candidate Code: SAL TT002

Position: Executive Business Development / Marketing and Sales
Gender: Male
Race: African
Salary: R19 000 nett
Residential Area: Pinetown

A well-groomed candidate! Who came across as a competitive, poised and self-controlled With 13 years of versatile sales, marketing, customer service and management roles in the alcoholic sales, banking, retail and training sectors. This must meet candidate researched and took calculated risks to venture and start his own business, unfortunately with his business partner having unforeseen circumstances he has since then realized the business might not elevate to what he had hoped for. With no regret he sees this area in his career as a lesson learned and would love to join a leading and growing company.

Candidate Code: MISC TT001

Position: Sustainability Manager / General Manager
Gender: Male
Race: White
Salary: R60 000
Residential Area: Glenwood

The interview with this candidate was an hour and a half because of his fascinating studies and career history. He has a Masters in Fisheries Science, which he received with Distinction, and has been working in the Environmental Sector his entire career. He ultimately would want to work for a company that is in the environmental field or a company that has a sustainability department. He has a high sense of ethics and morals and thoroughly enjoys looking at solutions for companies. He has strong relationships with clients and colleagues as he is able to communicate well at all levels and drives for his staff to be developed and upskilled. He is the type of person who will host the Directors in his own home and not allow them to stay in a hotel or a B&B. This proves that he puts work into building and maintain relationships.

Candidate Code: MISC TT002

Position: Strategy Executive / Shared Services Manager
Gender: Female
Race: African
Salary: R70 000 per month
Residential Area: Umdloti

This is a highly intellectual and interesting candidate who has her National Diploma in IT, her Advanced National Diploma in Project Management, her Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, and is currently looking to graduate with her MBA at the end of 2018. Her career started off in the Medical field, having spent 10 years in this sector, and has now moved to the transport sector. This proves that she is a highly adaptable candidate who is always wanting the opportunity to learn and grow and does not enjoy being stagnant. She feels that a situation does not make you who you are, the way in which you react to that situation makes you the person you are. She is the person in a business who is influential and vocal, making sure that tasks get done and will find solutions to any problem. This is a candidate who will be able to rattle feathers, but in a way that is respectful and gets the job done effectively.

Candidate Code: MISC TT003
Position: Legal and Compliance / Legal Adviser
Gender: Female
Race: Indian
Salary: R30 000 minimum
Residential Area: Durban North

A highly ethical, and morally sound candidate in the Legal Sector who is an excellent Litigator  due to her resilience and adaptability. She has her LLM in Medical Law, is an Admitted Attorney with ten years post articles experience, and has Rights of Appearance in the High Court. Further, she is an analytical thinker who is able to logically think through an argument, being solutions focused and creatively coming up with a way forward. Her integrity is engrained in her personality, as she will not sign anything for friends or family without following the correct procedures. She enjoys making a positive impact so that she is well remembered and will figure out the one thing that will make her stand out in the crowd.