South African Breweries Commercial Management Trainee Programme 2024

Job Summary

Applications are now open for the South African Breweries (SAB) Commercial Management Trainee Programme 2024.

Closing date: On-going

Location: HQ Bryanston

Job Description

You are natural salespersons that love being at the frontline of the business, connecting with customers and merchants. You set trends rather than follow them. You are innovative, creative, a doer as well as a dreamer, with a flair for communication and relationship building.

About the CMT Programme:

Our Commercial Management Traineeship (CMT) programme is a:

  • 12-month program
  • As a junior talent, you will embrace opportunities at the frontline of our business, either in on-trade sales (pubs, bars, clubs) or off-trade sales (supermarkets, retailers)
  • You will be going out in the field, building relationships with our customers, but also pursuing new customers, negotiating deals with business owners, and looking for ways to activate our brands and gain market share.

  • You will develop strong management skills and learn about our business strategy as we prepare you to become our Sales and Commercial future leader.
  • You will have a 70-20-10 learning and development approach, where 70% Learning on the Job, 20% Exposure to Other, 10% Formal Learning & Training
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Additional Information

  • Our Commercial Management Trainee Programme is the first step to an amazing career at ABInBev Africa.
  • After successfully completing the programme, you will become eligible to pursue a rewarding career within the Sales & Commercial functions.
  • Frequent positions that CMTs join after the programme include: Sales Management, Key Account Manager, Trade Marketing /Revenue Management .

  • At ABInBev Africa, dreaming big is what we do. Brewing the world’s most loved beers, building iconic brands like Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona and crafting meaningful moments are what inspire us.
  • We are a team of passionate owners who are not afraid to dream big because we know that together, we can achieve anything. To build a more sustainable, inclusive and rewarding future. Turning any challenge into an opportunity. So, let’s take on the challenge together. Cheers to dreaming big.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing, Finance or other relevant area
  • No more than 4 years TOTAL of full time formal working experience by the Program start date. (Internship, vac work, short duration contracts and co op experiences does not apply)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
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How to Apply


Careers at South African Breweries

South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd (SAB) is one of South Africa’s admired companies and corporate brands. The company has 7 breweries and 42 depots in South Africa, a total workforce of approximately 5000, and supports a beer economy ‘from seed to sip’ of over 250 000 jobs.

SAB is an equal opportunity employer and all  appointments will be made in line with South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd employment  equity plan and talent requirements.

Dreaming big is in our DNA. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential.

The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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