Merchandiser and Warehouse Administrator – Botswana


  • 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


  • 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
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