Wholesale and Retail

Wholesale and Retail
  • Do you believe in good customer service?
  • Are you reliable?
  • Are you willing to work retail hours?
If you said YES to ONE of these questions – this job sector may interest you. Great opportunities for growth and advancement happen in the Wholesale & Retail sector. If you work hard and show initiative as an entry-level worker, you could find yourself being trained by the company. This training could see you being promoted up the corporate ladder. It’s all up to you to prove you have what it takes. Jobs in this sector range from entry-level shelf packing to superviser to executive management.  If you want more information about careers in Wholesale & Retail, click on the different sectors on the left (or below) to find different and interesting job descriptions.   Photo Montage above -  credits to: Scanning, Supermarket, Store Packer, Trolley (KW), Teller, Warehouse - other photos from Free Downloads    

Job descriptions

Click on any of the below sub categories for Wholesale and Retail to view all the Job descriptions

Cashier

Cashier is an entry level job. It’s your stepping stone to bigger and greater things. A Cashier is a person who ‘ring’s up the customer’s purchases on a till, receives payment and issues a receipt. Cashiers accept various methods of payment like cash, cheques, credit cards etc.

Clothing Manager

They are in charge of quality standards and that the clothes are manufactured to the right price, specifications and on time. They are in charge of quality standards and that the clothes are manufactured to the right price, specifications and on time.

Customer Service Manager

If you like working and helping people and have a passion for business, then maybe becoming a Customer Service Manager is the right career path for you! Customer Service Managers may also be known as Customer Care Agents, Customer Relations Managers or Corporate Service Managers.

Fashion Buyer

Do you enjoy the world of fashion? Does choosing the fashion that will be sold in our retail stores appeal to you? If you have answered yes, why not study fashion and become a Fashion Buyer?

Help Desk Operator

Traditionally, a Help Desk Operator works as a member of the company’s technical support team, providing technical assistance to computer users over the phone or via instant messaging or email.

Informal Trader

A Hawker or Informal Trader generally sells goods on the street or at a market.

They may sell foods like fresh vegetables, or hot food like vetkoek and mince. They sell clothes and handbags, cooldrinks and cigarettes, curios and cell phone chargers. Actually, a Hawker or Informal Trader can sell almost anything to anybody to make a living.

Logistics Buyer

Logistics is the detailed co-ordination of a large and complex operation. Logistics Buyers are responsible for developing and implementing buying plans for selected products from suppliers for the company they work for.

Personal Shopper

Do you like shopping? Do you like going to malls? Are you always looking at new trends in fashion and food? If you are and you’re good with people – maybe becoming a Personal Shopper is just the career path you’re looking for!

Pharmacy Sales Assistant

A Pharmacy Sales Assistant works in a chemist or pharmacy. They are responsible for assisting customers and giving excellent customer service. They help sell toiletries, cosmetics, and other items found in a pharmacy.

Retail Buyer

Do you like being in charge? Do you like taking on responsibilty? Are you organised? Maybe becoming a Retail Buyer is just the job you’re looking for. A Retail Buyer is responsible for planning, sourcing, co-ordinating and selecting a range or ranges of products that would sell in the store, or in a specific department of a very large store.

Retail Manager

A Retail Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of a store or a specific department in a large chain store.

Retail Sales Person

A career in sales can be interesting and challenging. It can also have great rewards for people who are ambitious and those who work on a commission basis. Many people under-estimate the importance of a good Retail Sales Person.

Shelf Packer

Becoming a Shelf Packer is one way of starting a career in retail. A good Shelf Packer, with in-house training, may end up being a Store Manager. A Shelf Packer makes sure that shelves are constantly stocked with product, that product is neat and tidy on the shelves and that expired goods are removed.

Shop Assistant

Also known as a Sales Assistant or Sales Person.

A Shop Assistant is responsible for making sure customers are looked after. They ‘serve’ customers and make sure the customer gets what they want.

Store Demonstrator

The Store Demonstrator demonstrates and explains the uses and advantages of products, such as cosmetics, wine or food, to encourage people to buy them.

Visual Merchandiser

A Visual Merchandiser’s job is to create and stage store displays. They’re responsible for the displays in the store as well as in the windows. That’s why, Visual Merchandisers used to be known as Window Dressers. So if you’re passionate about design and good with colour – then becoming a Visual Merchandiser may just be the perfect job for you.

Window Dresser

The new name for a Window Dresser is Visual Merchandiser.