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Retail Operations Trainee

Western Cape

Fixed Term

Full Time

Market Related


SPAR GroupRetail Operations Trainee

SPAR Western Cape, a division of The SPAR Group Ltd is currently recruiting for a Retail Operations Trainee to join our team. Duration : Fixed Term Trainee Contract (Two Years)

Duties & Responsibilities

The purpose of this high-level trainee position is to gain exposure to all aspects of the Retail Operations department and stores through experiential learning.
The Responsibilities Include:

As a trainee, the incumbent will not have fixed responsibilities, however he/she will be expected to meet the performance outcomes of the trainee programme including gaining a working knowledge and displaying competence in the following fields.

Ensuring that store standards are upheld according to SPAR specifications and the respective hygiene and store standard audits.

Analysing and interpreting store performance statistics and to make recommendations to the Retail Operations Manager re- improving poor performing areas and opportunities in their stores (retail growth, profitability and cash flow).

Liaise with and assist Retailers with store openings and re-launches.

Assist in compiling business plans, cash flow forecasts and feasibilities.

Implementation and managing of retail projects, as assigned by management.

Maintain close working relationships with SPAR Retailers.

Perform any reasonable task requested by management

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Desired Experience & Qualification

A Matric Certificate

Tertiary Qualification in Business or Financial Management is advantageous

Working experience in a Retail environment advantageous

MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Hands-on approach to problem solving

Good communication and interpersonal skills

High level of numeracy and business acumen

Personal attributes: Assertive, organised, customer service orientation, can do attitude, energetic, love of retail, prepared to work outside normal working hours

Strong desire to grow your career and preparedness to go the extra mile

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