SPAR Group: Retail 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

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