Merchandiser and Warehouse Administrator – Botswana

    Overview

    • Company: International Office Supplies
    • Location: Gaborone, Botswana
    • Date Posted: 04/01/2017
    • Industry: Retail
    • Nationality: Motswana
    • Salary: P5,200 per month + commission + performance bonus (cell phone and laptop additionally)
    • Qualifications: O levels minimum. Additional relevant tertiary qualification preferred.
    • Assignment: Permanent position

    Description

    • Planning product ranges and reconciling back to stock plan
    • Working closely with the company’s and retail partner’s teams to ensure retail objectives are achieved.
    • Controlling stock levels based on retail stand display
    • Analysing every aspect of bestsellers (for example, the bestselling price points, colours or styles) and ensuring that they reach their full potential
    • Maintaining awareness of competitors’ performance
    • Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to improve sales or set promotions as necessary
    • Analysing the previous season’s sales and reporting on the current sales
    • Identifying production and supply difficulties and dealing with any problems or delays as they arise;
    • Managing, training and supervising customer’s staff
    • Good I.T. knowledge to assist with installation of Interactive Systems, using online ordering system.
    • Call reports and logging of activities
    • Management of stock – orders, shrinkage, recovery, stock display and receiving
    • Management of Promotions for visibility and awareness of brand
    • Increase sales through promotion of products
    • Managing the delivery vehicles, with regards to services and maintenance

    Minimum Requirements

    • Strong analytical and numerical skills, able to work under pressure.
    • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand what will appeal to customers;
    • Relevant post school courses or diploma.
    • Relevant work experience in merchandising, warehousing, sales, marketing & customer service with contactable references
    • Computer literacy (Excel, Word and Outlook). Other systems such as online ordering, stock control, etc., desirable.
    • Driver’s licence and a good working knowledge of Gaborone and environs
    • An ability to load and carry stock (physical health and strength desirable)
    • Proactive nature to sell up and promote new product lines or specific products
    • Some technical know-how in terms of how data projectors and equipment works