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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Mr Price Group (MRPG) is a fashion value retailer, selling predominantly for cash. The Group retails Apparel, Homeware and Sportsware and is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa. Our History: 1885 - The first John Orrs store opens 1934 - The first Hub store opens 1952 - John Orrs is listed on the JSE 1967 - Acquisition of two Miladys s...
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    Database Developer

    About the Job

     Be part of growth and innovation! We’re looking for an experienced, passionate database guru to join our technology family.

    To apply, you’d need 3-5 years working with:

    • Database design and development in Microsoft SQL Server and/or MySQL

    • SQL Transactions

    • Error handling

    • SQL Job Schedular

    • Reading and generating XML data files

    • Routine maintenance, recovery, and handling failover of a database

    • GraphQL

    • Amazon Web services and/or MS Azure

    • GitLab

    a day in your life?

    • Working with our eCommerce team on cool development projects

    • Design and development of SQL tables, stored procedures, functions, views, schema, SQL Joins, SQL Types, set based operations

    • Developing SQL queries to import from and export to XML

    • Working with Service broker queues, contracts, message types

    • Data Analysis

    • Develop, enhance and maintain applications that conform to user requirements and specified architectural design

    • Use development frameworks, methodologies, and procedures to facilitate application design

    • Version Control

    • Release process management

    • Estimating development timelines

    • Solving technical problems

    • Test the software with various forms of testing including Stress, Integration and Unit

    • Conduct post implementation monitoring and support

    • Compile and maintain technical and support documentation

    • Working with 3rd party technical vendors

    • Mentor junior developers

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    Area Manager - KZN SOUTH

    About the role!

    Are you ready to lead and inspire your team to achieve and exceed the Company’s strategic objectives and targets?

    Mr Price Home, a division of the Mr Price Group has an exciting career opportunity available for an Area Manager with a keen interest to join our business, maximising profits in the area through leading people, innovation, sales, and administration. Always ensuring brand alignment.

    We believe that people rarely succeed if there is no challenge in what they are doing. Have you got what it takes to lead your team beyond the ordinary?
    Your high energy level, drive, pro-activeness, and results orientation will ensure that you identify opportunities to maximise store performance. You understand customer needs, have great business acumen, and will not settle for anything less than excellence when it comes to operational excellence. 

    Identifying problem areas, embracing change, implementing solutions, and building a strong rapport with your team, you will have a flexible approach, thrive under pressure, and display good time management skills.                                                                                                                                                    


    1. Education:

    • Grade 12 with a relevant Retail or Business-related Degree / Diploma (Advantageous)

    1. Experience:

    • 5 + years of store management experience

    1. Knowledge/ Skills:

    • Demonstrate a Retail trading mentality

    • Strong leadership skills.

    • High analytical ability with strong numeracy skills.

    • Employee centric (proven track record of this).

    • Ability to coach and develop others.

    • Customer focused mind-set.

    • Attention to detail.

    • Valid driver’s license.

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    Admin Clerk


    The Real Estate department is looking for focused, industrious, and likable candidates to fill vacant Administrative Clerk position on a fixed-term contract. As an Administrative Clerk, you will perform a variety of clerical duties to help keep the office running smoothly.

    Our ideal candidate is an efficient, dynamic, and cooperative individual who can perform well while juggling multiple tasks with little to no direct supervision to tackle tasks such as data entry, as well as preparing and processing office documents.

    Key Responsibilities

    Duties will include:

    •  General Admin and Filing
    •  General administration which may include data capturing
    •  Recording, sorting, classifying, and storing information on paper and computer databases
    •  Updating and storing business files to ensure they are accurate and accessible for other employees
    •  Photocopying, scanning and faxing documents



    •  Matric/Grade 12; Diploma/degree would be advantageous
    •  Minimum of 0-1 years admin/clerical experience
    •  MS Office knowledge
    •  Typing and other office skills
    •  Attention to detail, time management, flexibility, highly organised

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    Sourcing Coordinator


    Mr Price Apparel is a fashion leading clothing, footwear and accessories retailer that offers on-trend and differentiated merchandise at exceptional value to ladies, men and children. We’re looking for a Sourcing Coordinator to join our team.

    Key Responsibilities

    The role of a Sourcing Coordinator is to co-ordinate, manage and report on supplier weekly performance to ensure the key volume items (KVI) & core programs are placed and that delivery is on schedule, with issues resolved timeously. A strong component of this role is to maintain close relationships with suppliers, local and direct factories and agents. The Sourcing Coordinator is responsible for consistent monitoring of orders across the merchandise teams and suppliers.


    1. Diploma clothing production or fashion design

    2. 2 - 3 years’ experience in production/clothing manufacturing, sourcing, QA or buying

    3. Knowledge of textiles, patterns, fabrics and garment engineering

    4. Have a good understanding of the buying and importing process

    5. Advanced Excel skills

    6. Strong administration skills with a high level of working with detail

    7. Have good negotiations skills

    8. Be able to work under pressure

    9. Have the ability to build strong working relationships

    10. All applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with the Mr Price Group company policy

    About us

    The People’s Value Champion | Cash-Based | Omni-Channel | Fashion-Value Retailer

    The Mr Price Group retails in more than 1400 stores in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Africa through our 7-trading divisions Mr Price, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Sport, Mr Price Money, MILADYS, sheet street, Power Fashion and Yuppiechef.

    Mr Price Group is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

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    Assistant Store Manager


    Support the store manager in managing the daily operations of a store to ensure that the overall objectives, store targets and customer service standards are met and exceeded.                                                                                                       

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Stock Management:

    • Ensure that stock is accurately received & unpacked to merchandise and replenish the sales floor.

    • Monitor and manage stock levels through defined processes (stock counts, stock takes, stock loss action plans etc.) to mitigate risks (stock loss) and ensure adequate stock on hand.

    • Oversee the overall maintenance of the stockroom to meet housekeeping standards.

    • Authorize write offs, breakages, recalls and returns.


    1. Sales Growth & Profitability:                

    • Analyse sales & profitability reports in store to collaborate with management on required operational action plans, increase sales performance and monitor store expenditure.

    • Review and keep abreast of in-store product performance to provide feedback to support centre and enhance sales.

    • Identify and propose new opportunities to increase sales and brand awareness. This may include: in-store marketing, competitor shopping, partnering/participating in local events and driving new accounts/memberships per targets (if applicable).


    1. Risk Management:

    • Conduct compliance checks through defined processes (e.g. admin checks, store audits, visual audits, COMO (Continuous Monitoring) reports, POS (Point of Sales) reports, health & safety standards, weekly hanger counts, security etc.) to ensure and enforce overall compliance to policies and procedures.


    1. Customer Experience Management:

    • Ensure and maintain the implementation of customer experience processes (through the execution of business instruction letters, markdowns, repricing, promotions, customer experience plans, visual standards, customer feedback, general housekeeping etc.) to meet customer service standards.


    1. Leadership & Development:

    • Lead and drive the team within a store to achieve store KPIs and operational strategy in line with company values.

    • Identify & drive training, coaching and development needs with a focus on talent management and succession planning.

    • Recruit, administer & manage performance in accordance with company policies and procedures.                                                                



    1. Education:

    • Grade: 12 (NQF Level 4) or equivalent.

    • Including, relevant tertiary qualification.

    1. Experience:

    • 3 Years' experience in retail (management experience advantageous).                                       

    1. Knowledge/ Skills:

    • Sales & service management.

    • Budgeting.

    • Computer literate.

    • Communication skills.

    • Retail trade, brand, customer & product understanding. 

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    Senior Sourcing Specialist

    A typical day would look like this:

    • On the ground sourcing at origin to find the right supplier to deliver the right product, at the right price, to be delivered to the right place, at the right time.

    • Supervise the sourcing function to achieve KPI's.

    • You will coordinate between merchants and suppliers to establish feasibility and the capability of suppliers to deliver on merchant requirements - with a focus on responsible, low cost merchandise from a sustainable source.

    • Improve supplier performance through development and management.

    • Develop and monitor corrective action plans to drive continuous improvement and compliance.

    • Collaborate with the merchants to implement strategy and ensure placement of orders with complaint and sustainable supply partners.

    • Research and share information related to ethical trade, sourcing and supply chain best practices.

    • Investigate the value chain for opportunities to maintain and increase the use of sustainable produced materials and recyclable products where the price architecture permits.

    • Manage and execute product benchmark exercises as required to ensure price and quality excellence.

    • Knowledge of commodities and currency fluctuations effecting seasonal and supplier costs.

    • Post Mortem and Strategic reporting seasonally

    • Due diligence of potential new origins and supply base and assistance of on boarding new activations.

    What we are looking for?

    • A completed degree or diploma preferably in Procurement, Sourcing or Clothing Management

    • 3-5 years sourcing experience with 1-2 years at a supervisory or management level

    • Advanced MS office, specifically MS Excel.

    • Negotiation Skills

    • Knowledge and understanding of: Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable practices; fabric technology; raw materials and manufacturing

    • All applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with the Mr Price Group company policy 

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