SaveAct: Social Business Manager


SaveAct is an NGO promoting self-managed savings groups and smallholder farming, with an emphasis on sustainable livelihoods amongst rural households, including women, youth and persons with disabilities.

SaveAct seeks to appoint a Social Business Manager, to be based in Pietermaritzburg / Durban, and south towards the Eastern Cape.

Reports to: Enterprise Manager

Duration: One-year contract, renewable, based on performance


  • Develop intimate knowledge of the products traded under SaveAct’s Zis’Ukhanyo brand
  • Develop a quarterly marketing and product sales strategy
  • Manage and ensuring team compliance with all sales systems and processes
  • Sourcing of products which include agricultural inputs, healthcare and sanitation products;
  • Maintain good relationships and negotiating prices with suppliers
  • Develop and maintaining monthly product price lists
  • Coordinate product deliveries to customers in a resource efficient way


  • A relevant tertiary level qualification and good proficiency in use of Excel and digital systems
  • Ability to develop robust systems and operating procedures
  • Ability to communicate in Zulu/ Xhosa
  • Experience in logistics and route planning
  • Experience in the sale of agricultural inputs
  • Demonstrable sales experience
  • Communication skills
  • Capable of working well with people and able to build up a strong set of supplier relations
  • Tuned into the social and economic needs of the rural poor, especially women

To apply, submit your CV, covering letter, motivating your suitability, three references with contact details to [email protected]

You will be contacted for an interview should you be short-listed.

Terms will be negotiated.

SaveAct reserves the right not to make an appointment.

For more about SaveAct, refer to