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17 Oct
GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST  

Category

Other

Location

Cape Town,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

17.10.2017

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessment and feedback of FIT and PRE – PRODUCTION  samples from suppliers
  • Sealing and approving merchandise for production
  • Developing new silhouettes (drawing and grading) & approving fits with the buyers
  • Compile technical briefs
  • Assessment of fabric test (reports and providing detailed advice thereof)
  • Pattern making, grading and garment fit and measuring
  • Communicate changes to overseas suppliers by providing technical patterns/diagrams
  • Development of technical manuals in accordance with PEP Africa’s processes and standards
  • Bulk audit assessments
  • Store visits (locally) to assess quality of products delivered
  • Ad hoc duties and involvement in projects as required 

JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Related Tertiary qualification (preferably Pattern making/ Garment construction/Factory practice etc)
  • 3+ years related work experience
  • Industry / Retail experience (e.g. work experience in a factory) will be an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge & experience in pattern making, grading and garment fit and measuring
  • Strong commercial eye to identify fit for purpose
  • Computer Literacy: MS Office (Intermediate)
  • Corel Draw would be an advantage
  • South African citizen
  • Competencies required:  Honesty; Passion and Resourcefulness; Planning, Organizing and Control; Problem Assessment; English Communication Skills; Detail Orientation; Stress Tolerance; Service Orientation; Confidence and Decisiveness; Negotiation and Influencing. 

Additional notes

Please remember to attach your most recent CV to your application.


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17 Oct
MERCHANDISE CONTROLLER (B4)  

Category

Other

Location

Cape Town,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

17.10.2017

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Stock distribution and management from Durban DC to Country DC
  • Stock allocations from Country DC to new and existing stores
  • Allocation of stock based on store needs and stock analyses
  • Handling of store orders and queries
  • Detailed store-level analysis of Business Unit (BU) performance
  • Handling of customer stock queries
  • Maintain service levels to agreed mandate
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks and involvement in projects as required 

JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Grade 12 (Mathematics and/or Business Economics  and / or Accounting)
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role (i.e. Planning / Admin /  Finance / Retail)
  • Computer Literate - MS Office Intermediate
  • Distribution Centre knowledge and/or Retail experience will be an advantage
  • Previous Merchandise Controller experience - advantageous
  • South African Citizen
  • Competencies required: Honesty; Passion & Resourcefulness; Detail orientation; Planning, organizing and control; Service orientation; Good communication skills; Stress tolerance; Confidence and Decisiveness, Problem Assessment; Building and maintaining relationships; Learning orientation and change; Ability to work in a team and independently

Additional notes

 Please remember to attach your most recent CV to your application. 


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16 Oct
Branch Manager - Sleepmasters Sterkspruit

Category

Management

Location

Sterkspruit,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

16.10.2017

Job Description

JD Group provides value conscious mass-market customers in Southern Africa the opportunity and means to create a comfortable lifestyle, through its diversified retail and consumer finance businesses.

We are a differentiated and diversified retailer of:

  • Furniture
  • Household appliances
  • Consumer electronic and technology goods
  • Building materials and do-it-yourself (DIY) products
  • New and pre-owned motor vehicles, parts, insurance, accessories, servicing and car rental.

We are a leading consumer finance business providing:

  • Innovative financial services focusing on the JD retail customer base
  • Business intelligence on customer behaviour utilised by our retail brands

Purpose - Manage store operations to maximise top line sales and profitability.

Required Job Competencies

          · Management Report Design

· Written and verbal communication

· Business acumen

· Driving execution

· Conflict resolution

· Drive and energy

· Judgment and decision making

· Interpersonal skills

· Planning and Prioritizing

· Relevant SAP proficiency

· Resilience

· Assertiveness

· Integrity

Key Dials

· Effectively manage all sales activities

· Effectively manage and control all stock

· Analyse and interpret financial results of the store

· Monitor back office cash management activities and outputs

· Implement retail policies, procedures and administration standards

· Enable customer centricity

Education and experience

Grade 12 and 2– 3 years retail management experience

Provident Fund

Medical Aid (50%)


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16 Oct
TRAINEE STORE MANAGERS

Category

Management

Location

Johannesburg East Rand and East Areas,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

16.10.2017

Job Description

Job Title Trainee Store Managers
Department Operations - Stores
Brand Ackermans
Reporting To Position Manager
Job Type Classification Permanent
Number of Positions 02
Location - Town / City Johannesburg East Rand and East Areas
Location - Province Gauteng
Location - Country South Africa
Job Advert The primary focus of the Store Manager position would be to maintain top standards in all areas of responsibility:- customer service, the achievement of sales targets and quality standards on the sales floor, shrinkage and cost control, day-to-day store administration, stock image, visual merchandising, the pro-active management, people management, motivation and training and development of your team members.
Qualifications * Matric or equivalent
* Further qualifications related to retail / business will be an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience * Be energetic and a self starter
* 3 years retail experience which includes at least one year in a management position
* Outstanding merchandise management, stock and cost control skills
* A focus on customer service
* The capacity to maintain high store standards 
* A Proven ability to influence and lead a team
* You will have a keen development orientation in that you will be inspired to develop yourself and fellow team members
* Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and verbal) and competence in a second official language would be a definite advantage
Key Responsibilities • Optimize the sales of the store through the effective implementation of business processes.
• Generate and exceed sales budget and growth.
• Optimize profit through the effective management of costs. (To manage cost within budget)
• Ensure professional HR practices in staffing and talent processes.
• Effective stock management in your store.
• Exceed customer expectations.
• Ensure subordinate effectiveness through effective leadership and clear communication and 
management of job performance.
• Adhere to Company policies and procedures.
• Ensure a climate of productivity and positive morale by living the Company values.
• Manage your store according to the business plan to ensure optimal brand and store image representation.
Other The successful applicant will need to be able to work within a team and have lots of drive. She/he will need to be able to work to deadlines, and to effectively deal with numerous and complex issues and priorities, so sound judgement, decision making and time management skills are very important. The ability to manage merchandise effectively will also be a critical attribute. 

The Store Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the administration, compliance with company procedures and the financial controls of the store are consistently at the required levels, and applicants will need to demonstrate their competence and knowledge in this regard. 

If you feel you meet the above requirements for this position, please submit your application or you can submit your application online for Attention Beatrice Mataitsane.

Closing date: 20 October 2017


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16 Oct
DIVISIONAL VISUAL MERCHANDISER

Category

Other

Location

Bloemfontein,
South Africa

Type of Contract

Full-time

Posted

16.10.2017

Job Description

"Divisional
 
Job Title Divisional Visual Merchandiser
Department Operations - Stores
Brand Ackermans
Reporting To Position Manager
Job Type Classification Permanent
Number of Positions 1
Location - Town / City Bloemfontein
Location - Province Free State
Location - Country South Africa
Job Advert As the Divisional Visual Merchandiser based in Bloemfontein, you will be given the opportunity to implement & maintain the Ackermans visual merchandising strategy in Ackermans stores across the Free State. This will be achieved through training, coaching & assisting store Visual Merchandisers to get all stores on the same high Visual Merchandising (VM) standard and in doing so influence customers to choose ACKERMANS as their preferred shopping destination, thus maximising sales.

This is an exciting role where you will be working alongside 5 other Divisional Visual Merchandisers and reporting the Visual Merchandising Supervisor You will also be building valuable relationships within the bigger VM team, Project Managers, Divisional Sales Managers and General Managers. 

Ackermans, with over 550 stores in 5 countries, is a key part of the Steinhoff Group, with 100 years of success behind us, Ackermans continues to expand and innovate. We are developing an “Agile” values driven culture to ensure we continue to be a leading value fashion retailer for the whole family – continuously setting the standard for value and affordability. 

If you have at least 3 years’ experience in Visual Fashion Merchandising with a reputable retail clothing chain, as well as the ability to translate VM specifications into store environments, then this is the opportunity that you have been waiting for.
Qualifications - A Grade 12 Certificate/Matric
- A tertiary qualification / diploma in Retail Marketing and Merchandising.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience - A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a visual fashion merchandising role with a reputable / value retail clothing chain.
- The ability to translate & train VM specifications into the specific store environments and displays in a simple and understandable manner.
- Knowledge of VM best practices and principles, techniques and VM trends as well an excellent grasp of customer behavior.
- Excellent organizational skills, planning, project management, and time management expertise.
- Self-reliant, self-motivated, results orientated and have an ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines without supervision Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills - the ability to interact and influence effectively at all levels 
- A good balance between creative flair and practical execution is critical.
- Effective problem solving abilities are crucial.
- The ability to follow both written and verbal instruction with great attention to detail and thoroughness is essential. 
- Training/Coaching skills
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel & Power Point).
- Valid drivers’ license.
Key Responsibilities 1. VM implementation and feedback
Ensure consistent and high standard of VM execution through conducting scheduled store visits and assist with new store openings through the effective training, coaching and mentoring of store staff on:
- Window displays
- In store merchandising techniques and principles
- Dressing of mannequins
- POS implementation
- The storage and care taking of all equipment, display equipment & POS.

2. VM Operational Plan
- Work closely with the Head Office Visual Merchandising team to co-ordinate roll out of projects, merchandising booklets, VM specification and principals
- Attend VM workshops when required to ensure effective transfer of skill and that updates due for roll-out to stores are received,

3.Projects 
- Initiate and organize adhoc projects in stores that will enhance shopper experience and lead to additional sales.

4.Expense Management 
- Effectively control Ackermans personal budgets


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