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1 Apr 2021

Permanent Job Vacancy for Unemployed Casual Merchandiser Wanted Urgently

Department of Health – Posted by JobLink24 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Job Description

Job Vacancy for Unemployed Casual Merchandiser Wanted Urgently

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Job Title: Casual Merchandiser – Overport

Closing Date: 08 April 2021


Job Description

Our client is currently looking for unemployed Casual Merchandiser for their Overport store in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

You will ensure that basic Dis-Chem merchandising standards are properly executed and maintained. Your responsibilities will also lie in providing excellent customer service.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have Grade 12 / Matric
  • Must have up to 6 months’ retail experience
  • Must be computer literate – MS Office
  • Must be willing and able to work retail hours
  • Must at least 1 year retail experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To restock merchandise as needed to ensure maximum sales
  • To ensure delivered stock/stock pulled from the storeroom, is stored and packed in the correct space timeously
  • To ensure stock on shelves has not reached sell-by date
  • To ensure the full range of products is on the shelves at all times
  • To facilitate rotation of stock on a regular, FIFO basis
  • To report low stock levels, out-of-stock items, damaged stock and expired stock to management
  • To assist with counting of stock files and general stocktaking
  • To adhere to Dis-Chem’s operating standards, store layout and planograms
  • To ensure boxes are flattened after unpacking stock, and taken to the designated area
  • To ensure front shop shelves and products are neatly presented and visible at all times, with correct labels and pricing
  • To report all price discrepancies to management
  • To keep abreast of current and new products
  • To ensure merchandising displays are built, faced up, stocked and maintained
  • To maintain daily physical upkeep of store and merchandise displays, and be responsible for your designated stock in the storeroom as well as on the shop floor
  • To assist with loading and off-loading of stock
  • To ensure items without barcodes are clearly marked
  • Assist with back shopping
  • To assist in training of new staff
  • To provide friendly, helpful and courteous assistance and advice to all customers
  • Ensure all out of stock queries from customers are followed up with the customer service out of stock list
  • To ensure all customer stock queries are dealt with and resolved
  • To ensure the correct uniform and badge are worn at all times
  • To minimize any losses by handling all merchandise carefully
  • Adhere to Dis-Chem policies and procedures, SOPs and health and safety rules and regulations

Required Competencies:


  • Must have strong command of the English language
  • Must be presentable
  • Must have effective engagement with customers, management and staff
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Must have time management skills


  • Must be bilingual
  • Must have knowledge of merchandising standards and the FMCG industry
  • Product and category knowledge
  • Must have ability to analyze ZMORE reports for ordering and stock taking
  • Report bad/suspicious behavior relating to both staff and customers

Special conditions of employment:

  • Must be willing and able to work retail hours
  • Must be able and physically fit to lift and move heavy boxes, and ensure health and safety standards are adhered to
  • Must be reliable transport and/or reside in close proximity to the store
  • South African citizen
  • Must have clear credit and criminal records

Job Vacancy for Unemployed Casual Merchandiser Wanted Urgently


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