Merchandiser (Baby Category) at Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Job Description

• Restock merchandise as needed to ensure maximum sales
• Ensure delivered stock/stock pulled from the storeroom, is stored and packed in the correct space timeously
• Ensure stock on shelves has not reached sell-by date
• Ensure the full range of products is on the shelves at all times
• Facilitate rotation of stock on a regular, FIFO basis
• Report low stock levels, out-of-stock items, damaged stock and expired stock to management
• Assist with counting of stock files and general stocktaking
• Adhere to Dis-Chem’s operating standards, store layout and planograms
• Ensure boxes are flattened after unpacking stock, and taken to the designated area
• Ensure front shop shelves and products are neatly presented and visible at all times, with correct labels and pricing
• Report all price discrepancies to management
• Keep abreast of current and new products
• Ensure merchandising displays are built, faced up, stocked and maintained
• 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
• Assist with loading and off-loading of stock
• Ensure items without barcodes are clearly marked
• Assist with back shopping
• Assist in training of new staff
• 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
• Ensure all customer stock queries are dealt with and resolved
• Ensure the correct uniform and badge are worn at all times
• Minimise any losses by handling all merchandise carefully
• Adhere to Dis-Chem policies and procedures, SOPs and health and safety rules and regulations


• Strong command of the English language
• Presentable
• Effective engagement with customers, management and staff
• Trustworthy and honest
• Time management
• Bilingual
• Knowledge of merchandising standards and the FMCG industry
• Product and category knowledge
• Ability to analyse ZMORE reports for ordering and stock taking
• Report bad/suspicious behaviour relating to both staff and customers

Special conditions of employment:

• Willing and able to work retail hours
• Able and physically fit to lift and move heavy boxes, and ensure health and safety standards are adhered to
• Reliable transport and/or reside in close proximity to the store
• South African citizen
• Clear credit and criminal records

Minimum Requirements:
• Grade 12 / Matric
• Up to 6 months’ retail experience
• Computer literate – MS Office
• Willing and able to work retail hours
• Merchandising experience within baby category

Remuneration and benefits:

• Market-related salary
• Medical aid
• Provident fund
• Staff account