Job Description

Our client, a prominent retail group headquartered in the Western Cape. Since their establishment in 2012, they have provided exceptional services in the realm of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Operating in the emerging markets, they consider their customers as part of their extended family. Their commitment is grounded in the principle of delivering on their promises – "we believe in doing exactly what we say we're going to do". Join them in their journey to create meaningful experiences for both their team members and valued customers.

Our client is recruiting for an experienced Perishables Supervisor to join their team based in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Job Purpose:
Responsible to assist in creating and maintaining a fully functioning, profitable Perishable Department and promote excellent customer service and communication. Full management of the Perishable Staff.

  • Identify ideal stock levels per product category
  • Determine range per product category
  • Evaluate ordering records per product category in relation to rate of sale
  • Conduct spot checks to ensure that KVI’s are in stock
  • Maintain ideal stock levels per category
  • Verify orders and timing of orders
  • Process returns daily
  • Evaluate all category damages daily and follow up with suppliers /merchandisers.
  • Conduct spot checks on stock rotation daily
  • Ensure stock rotation from back-up store and areas
  • Maintain Telxon Roster daily to ensure controls over Telxon usage
  • Timeous and correct ordering of stock
  • Optimize stock turns to improve cash flow
  • Responsible for stock take figures and results weekly
  • Verify all order with the Buyer including drop shipments, direct and warehouse orders Skills required
  • Accurate stock in the right quantities on floor
  • High stock turns
  • Conduct spot checks on pricing across all categories to ensure accuracy is maintained ensure discrepancies are rectified with GRV office
  • Update PLU’s daily
  • Identify stock that must be marked up or down and follow the procedure to do the adjustments accordingly
  • Use customer suggestions and complaints to guarantee that the needs of the customers are being met.
  • Ensure staff adheres to required customer service.
  • Meet and achieve budgets and targets
  • Assist in the hiring process of Merchandising Staff
  • Ensure the staff is trained at all times
  • Induction and training of new staff members
  • Scheduling of the staff, ensuring a standby list is in place in the event of absenteeism
  • Address performance and personnel issues in a timely manner
  • Take responsibility to meet the performance targets as set by Store/ Senior Management
  • Aadhere to company Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures and ensuring staff compliance there to,
  • Daily management of staff
  • Ensure attendance of staff is at the company level required
  • Self-disciplined and lead by example at all times
  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • 2 Years Experience
Salary - Market related

Working Hours - Monday to Sunday (Shifts)

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202625 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

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Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Cape Town Westerns Province
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