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Let’s explore some of the opportunities and requirements for a potential new Phadima (our staff members) in careers such as:

Buying

Fashion forecasting and trend research are essential tools that our Buying teams use to build ranges suited to our target markets. These teams place a huge focus on sourcing the best merchandise, at excellent prices, in order to maximise profitable sales. Our buyers need a strong commercial eye to deliver appropriate product ranges and trends, together with an understanding of our retail competitors and the South African consumer. These skills are combined to help us create price-leading value in clothing, footwear and homeware. Would you like to join our team? Send us your CV!

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Finance

As a value retailer, managing our costs and finances efficiently within our business are critical to our success. Therefore, our Finance team ensures all the financial and accounting aspects of our business are in order, including our stick, fixed assets, overheads and trade creditors as well as the general ledger function for all our financial transactions, locally and internationally. Are you interested in a finance position? Apply at Ackermans!

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Marketing

Communicating our brand and vision to our consumers is the key role of our Marketing team. As part of this team you will be responsible for attracting customers to our stores through creative advertising and marketing strategies and initiatives. We have opportunities in Customer Relations Management initiatives, as well as Public Relations and Sponsorship Management. Submit your application now!

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Planning

Our Planning team analyses and forecasts customer activity and sales, and formulates business plans. Together with our Logistics team, they ensure that stock reaches our stores at the right time and in the right quantity. Planning at Ackermans happens at a strategic level, which impacts all areas of our business, from Buying to Imports and Operations – the entire supply chain. Efficiency is always our aim, and we know that our customers demand the best. It’s up to us to supply it. If you share these ideals, then create your application now!

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Retail/Operations

At Ackermans we have outstanding vacancies in Retail Operations and Operations Support and Management. Our team strives to provide a store experience that’s pleasing, convenient and comfortable for our customers. We do this through the effective use of space and design. In turn, we’re able to attractively present our range and assortment of merchandise in-store. Do you have what it takes to join this dynamic part of our company? Join us today!

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MERCHANDISE PLANNING

With a Merchandise Planning career at Ackermans, you’ll gain exposure to every aspect of the business, from Buying and Supply Chain Management, to Operations. If you’re efficient, organised and able to micromanage tasks, you could be the perfect candidate. Create your application now!

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HR

Our versatile HR team offers its services and support to all other functions within our business. Career opportunities in the department include (but are not limited to) becoming part of our Benefits team, which educates employees on any programmes, funds or schemes associated with their employment. You can also be part of the Recruitment team who finds and employs the most suitable Phadimas for vacancies that arise within the business. Alternatively, join our Training team, which aims to develop and train employees, ensuring their success and growth within Ackermans. Apply within!

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Finance services

Financial Services facilitates the opening of new customer and staff accounts, ensuring that these stay active and that their payments are always up to date. As part of the team, you’ll help us grow the customer account base, creating opportunities for us to promote additional products, such as insurance, personal loans and mobile contracts to be sold and added to the customer’s account. Apply for a position on our team!

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Supply chain management

Supply Chain Management includes all the activities that must take place to get the right product into the right consumer’s hands at the right time. As part of the Supply Chain Management team, you’ll challenge the business to collaborate with stakeholders and drive continuous improvement that enables the merchandise to flow from supplier to store in a controlled, systematic, efficient and cost-effective manner. Apply now!

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Trainee buyer

As a Trainee Buyer, you have the opportunity to fast track your career in the clothing retail industry. With our help, you’ll support the buyers as they use their extensive fashion and work experience to purchase the clothing that comprises Ackermans ranges, learning the ropes as you go. If you’re confident, motivated and energetic, with a passion for retail and a flair for trends and products, then we might have a place for you in our company. Would you like to join us? Unleash your potential!

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Trainee planner

We are looking for confident, intelligent and energetic individuals, who think laterally and have strong analytical and proven numerical abilities. If this defines you, then we have just the right challenge available in the form of a Trainee Planner position. This is an opportunity to break away from the traditional job choices in retail and to launch your career in the fast-paced, exciting and dynamic world of Planning. Apply here!

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Group distribution centres

An essential node of the Ackermans Supply Chain is the Distribution Centre (DC), both in terms of meeting service levels and doing so cost-efficiently in support of the company’s sales strategy. The DC is responsible for performing valuable functions such as receiving, storage, picking, shipping and other value-adding services, such as creating hanger inserts. The DC manages its performance through measuring and excelling in the following areas: responsiveness, reliability, efficiency, customer satisfaction, finance and sustainability. Having the right technology, processes, people and leadership are what enable us to deliver a competitive and highly effective DC operation. Would you like to be part of our team? Apply now!

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Cellular

The Ackermans Talk team operates in the exciting and dynamic world where the communications and retail industries meet. We’re responsible for sourcing, planning, distributing and promoting communication products and services, such as mobile phones, accessories, airtime and data. As part of the team, you’ll be working closely together with partners such as cellular providers and handset manufacturers to provide our customers with the latest exciting deals and information. Do you want to help us support them in making their purchasing decisions? Join our team!

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Shoe city

Shoe city is a leading specility footwear retailer in Southern Africa. We strive to continuosly offer unbeatable value to all of our customers, offering them a wide selection of shoes for men, women and children. Apply to work for us today!

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Jay Jays

Jay Jays is a speciality retailer offering young on-trend clothing in exciting stores serviced by energetic and knowledgeable staff. We aim to offer customers a unique experience in terms of product, people and environment. Apply for a position on our team!

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