Trainee Manager - Foods

Pick n Pay - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Closing date yi 21 ka January 2022

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  • Are you looking for a career in Retail?
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the largest supermarket chain store in South Africa and gain insight and understanding of store operations by working in various departments.
  • This is a career path to become a store manager.


  • Sound Numeracy skills and knowledge of retail industry
  • 2- 3 years retail experience an added advantage
  • Must be able to pass the Trainee Numeracy Screening test at the required level
  • Must be successful in at least 2 competency-based interviews
  • Must be flexible and willing to be transferred between stores
  • Must be willing to give authorization for a full credit and criminal check
  • Must be Matriculated (attach certified copy to application)
  • Must have a valid South African ID (attach copy to application)
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license code 08 (attach certified copy of license)

Skills & Competencies

  • Monitor and develop other’s performance.
  • Acknowledges good performance, confronts and corrects poor performance
  • Solves new/unfamiliar problems by generating workable solutions
  • Ability to identify/priorities urgent matters and attend to them immediately Ability to influence confidently, firmly and fairly.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Building relationships and promote teamwork
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Results orientated


  • Ensure that hygiene, housekeeping and safe working standards are maintained (floor and back-up)
  • Ensure that security procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure that merchandise/display standards are adhered to
  • Conduct regular quality checks, ensure that stock is rotated.
  • Damaged/expired stock is removed
  • Prevent wastage/shrinkage/damages
  • Check correct pricing e.g. labels
  • Ensure that all administration is completed accurately and timeously
  • Analyse, maintain and update relevant information/documentation, take required action when necessary
  • Plan and implement sales promotions
  • Approach and advise customers on the product, listen to customers’ requests, provide the required product or services.
  • Monitor budgets and take required action
  • Analyse profitability of department, make recommendations or take required actions
  • Optimise stock levels e.g. always in stock, never overstocked through effective ordering
  • Manage employees to ensure standards are maintained by competent, motivated employees

Additional Information

  • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
  • Short-listed applicants may be subjected to relevant assessments