Store Manager – JB Division Botswana

By | April 28, 2020

Store Manager – JB Division Botswana

About JB Division

Dis-Chem has been South Africa’s first choice in pharmacies since 1978, with our linked dispensaries, family clinics, non-pharmaceutical and comprehensive self-medication centres.

Our Head Office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg and we have over 150 stores spread across Southern Africa. We employ over 18 000 full-time and part-time employees, where we give our employees training to ensure that they have the greatest possible support to do their work and develop themselves as individuals.

As a leading specialist in beauty, healthy food, sports supplements, health and well-being, we offer the widest ranges in these categories and expert advice.

In 2016, Dis-Chem listed 27.5% on the JSE and it was the second-largest IPO on the exchange. The Group is still managed by its original founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman being the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director respectively.

Our Loyalty Benefits Programme is one of the most highly rated loyalty programmes in South Africa as it offers unbeatable discounts.

We have been rated as the country’s best pharmacy chain by Professional Management Review, have been voted as the Best Pharmacy, Best Medical Supply Store and Best Health Store in The Star Your Choice and Pretoria News Readers Survey.

We are a recipient of the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards and in 2014, we were voted the best pharmacy brand by Readers Digest SA. We have been voted the coolest Health and Beauty Specialist in the 2016/2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

We have a vast network of devoted suppliers who assist in satisfying the needs of hundreds of customers on a daily basis.

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Our social responsibility programme is managed through the Dis-Chem Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to provide care and support to improve the lives of individuals while relieving the burden on communities, family and friends.

Vacancy Details

Employer: JB Division

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has an opportunity available for a Store Manager for their Botswana, Gaborone – Airport Junction branch. You will assist the Store Manager with all operations of the store including managing staff and being responsible for store targets, maintaining inventory by checking the merchandise to determine inventory levels and preparing reports by collecting, analysing and summarising information.

Minimum Requirements:


    • O levels / BGCSE
    • Minimum of 5 years’ retail/FMCG experience in all retail departments: Receiving, Admin, Capturing, Till Operations, Cash Office, Sales Floor and Customer Service
    • Minimum of 3 year’s management/supervisory experience
    • Computer literate – MS Office and retail operating systems
    • Willing and able to work retail hours


    • Relevant retail/FMCG qualification
    • Working knowledge of SAP
    • Basic knowledge and application of human resources and industrial relations

Job Description:

    • Manage day-to-day human resource administration including, but not limited to, leave, hours of work and scheduling.
    • Manage the performance management process and ensure that personal development plans are adhered to.
    • Manage and ensure all orders are done on a daily basis, no time, and maintain correct stock levels.
    • Manage stock-flow to the floor.
    • Prepare, coordinate and manage stock takes on a biannual basis, in conjunction with the Store Admin Manager and Store Manager.
    • Manage shrinkage.
    • Regulate customer compliments and complaints.
    • Ensure customer requests and complaints are addressed timeously.
    • Ensure all merchandisers adhere to Dis-Chem merchandising standards.
    • Ensure promotional stock and displays are planned, implemented and maintained.
    • Adhere to all labelling, pricing and layout standards, and ensure that merchandisers adhere to these standards.
    • Ensure all store objectives are achieved.
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    • Store retail admin and management experience, relating to receiving, admin, capturing, till operations, cash office, stock control, sales floor and customer service
    • Strong command of the English language
    • Basic financial skills – GP, mark-up, VAT, etc.
    • Effective interaction with suppliers, management, reps and staff
    • Strong analytical skills and time management
    • Manage, develop and motivate subordinates
    • Trustworthy and honest


    • Basic IR and management training
    • Basic Accounting knowledge
    • Portrayal of leadership

Special conditions of employment:

    • Willing and able to work retail hours
    • Local travelling – valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
    • Clear credit and criminal records

Remuneration and benefits:

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


Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.

Apply before Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 2 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.