Applications Open For The Dis-Chem Assistant Manager Trainee Programme 2021

Applications Open For The Dis-Chem Assistant Manager Trainee Programme 2021. The incumbent will be in charge of providing assistance to the Store Manager with the day-to-day operations of the store. This encompasses staff management, achieving store targets, inventory management and reports generation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily human resources admin tasks e.g. scheduling, hours of work and leaves
  • Be responsible for managing the performance management process as well as ensuring personal development plan compliance
  • Make sure orders are done regularly and stock levels are correct
  • With the Store Manager and Store Admin Manager, help develop, coordinate and maintain stock takes twice a year
  • Manage shrinkage
  • Manage complaints and compliments from customers, ensuring timely response as needed
  • Ensure merchandiser compliance to existing merchandising policies
  • Make sure promotional displays and stock are planned, executed and managed
  • Ensure all pricing, labeling and layout standards are complied with by the store as well as merchandisers
  • Work to ensure store objectives are met

Dis-Chem currently has openings for two different locations namely Port Elizabeth (Cape Town) and Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).


The ideal candidate must be able to satisfy these minimum requirements in order to qualify for consideration:

  • Completed matric or Grade 12
  • With at least 5 years FMCG or retail experience in Admin, Receiving, Cash Office, Till Operations, Customer Service and Sales floor
  • Possesses at least 3 years of supervisory or management experience
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office as well as retail operating systems
  • Amenable with working retail  hours
  • Preferably with operational knowledge on SAP
  • With knowledge of basic application of industrial relations and human resources

How To Apply

Eligible candidates who would like to push through with the application will need to access Dis-Chem’s careers page to fill out the application form. For Port Elizabeth applicants click here to access the application page. Durban applicants may apply here.

Deadline for submission of Port Elizabeth applicants is on 1 October 2020.

Durban applications will close by 1 January 2021.

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