Pernod Ricard South Africa

Employee Testimonials

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Bronwyn Pillay

Sustainability & Responsibility Manager

“Looking after our people and our planet are both personal and professional commitments, and I love that I get to work for an organisation that takes sustainability as seriously as I do!” 

Bonita Petersen

Head of Governance & Internal Control

"What I love most about working for Pernod Ricard is the opportunity to work with great people and share moments of conviviality" 

Blessed Maleka

IT Graduate Intern

"Pernod Ricard must be one of the best companies in the world to work for – a diverse workforce and a friendly culture. The most enjoyable part of my job is supporting my colleagues every day so that they can accomplish their tasks to the best of their abilities.”

Nosipho Mzimela

HR Practitioner 

“Pernod Ricard has taught me a great deal. A beautiful place to grow because the one thing you can be guaranteed of here, is change!”

Sibu Shangase

Head of Marketing

"Nearly 10 years into the business, I continue to wake up every morning looking forward to not missing anything in the office. Pernod Ricard culture is one of family and good times. I feel lucky that I enjoy coming to work every day and spend time with people who continually make me feel good about what I do and who I do it with."

Lilian Sedulawesi

Executive Assistant

"Working at PRSA has given me the ability to understand people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them."

Sherman Mouton

Commercial Director

“It’s great to work in a company that aligns to your values and where there is a passion for the brands and willingness to invest in the country to make a notable impact in the community. The last year has shown the business’s commitment to its employees and we are much better positioned than our competitors. Hopefully the pandemic will be behind us soon and we’ll be able to share good times, responsibly, with colleagues, business partners and friends again.”

Donovan Govender

Channel Director - Off Trade

“A dynamic company with inspirational leaders and amazing brands, but it’s the people and culture that keeps me hooked! I feel proud to be a part of a company with such passionate people that consistently strive for excellence in an authentic way.”

Head of Business Insights

Having joined Pernod Ricard SSA six weeks before hard lockdown in 2020, I was initially very excited... and then my excitement quickly turned into intense anxiety. I was in a new role, in a new company - and there was a lot of uncertainty in the world, and in the industry. 

Little did I know that, despite the uncertainty in the world and with the pandemic raging around us, Pernod Ricard provided stability during that time, and truly lived the value of 'putting our people first'.

Since then, so much has changed for me and for Pernod Ricard. We have adjusted to the changes in the world, embraced these changes, and been open to new experiences and learnings. I have learned a lot about the Pernod Ricard way of doing business, and I've been able to add my insights to the business across Sub-Saharan Africa. 

I look forward to more experiences with Pernod Ricard, and across the continent. 

Head of Procurement 

Early in 2021, I started my journey at Pernod Ricard South Africa as a consultant, providing support to the Operations team as a third party supplier. After spending just a few days with the team, I started asking myself 'What IF a role became available? Would I apply if it did?'/ 

The next three months were extremely productive, and I interacted extensively with the CODI team and other senior managers in the organisation. During the course of my contract, Pernod Ricard kept drawing me in more and more, and several things about the company and people stood out for me. The 'Createurs de convivialité showed me a completely different meaning of what I knew the corporate world to be. 

I've now taken on the role of Head of Procurement at Pernod Ricard, which has given me the scope to fully use my skills as a procurement professional, and to work on various creative campaigns and projects within the organisation. This environment has enabled me to grow from strength to strength, and I look forward to my future at Pernod Ricard. 

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