Dis-Chem Pharmacies: DC Trainee Manager

Dis-Chem Pharmacies’ in Midrand has an opportunity available for a DC Trainee Manager to join the team. The main purpose of this role will be to achieve operational excellence within the Dis-Chem Distribution centre incorporating functions in necessary areas, ensuring that both legal and customer requirements are met.

Minimum Requirements…


  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Degree/Diploma in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 1-2 Years relevant experience in Distribution, Logistics or Supply Chain Environment


  • Relevant experience in the field of Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in the Retail/Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Experience with SAP, EWM or other ERP systems

Job Specification…

  • To participate in all employee-related management functions including interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, motivation, discipline, performance appraisal
  • Prevent and act on security or risk issues and ensure that risks are dealt with proactively.
  • Analyse, interpret any shrinkage indicators, and act accordingly.
  • Collaborate with Distribution Centre employees and other staff to ensure business goals are met
  • Ensure all supplier deliveries are received, checked, processed and put away within agreed timelines and according to Dischem Policies and Procedures.
  • Manage and interpret inbound related issues.
  • Plan the delivery schedules and staff requirements.
  • Maintain a stock rotation on an inventory based on FEFO (First Expiry First Out) principle.
  • Set up continuous processes to eliminate recurring short falls and organisation challenges.
  • Achieve and maintain acceptable adjustment figures within the inbound department.
  • Ensure that stock locations are optimized within the distribution centre.
  • Analyse data to anticipate future needs.
  • Ensure that all stock is received and packed away and accurately maintained on the system.
  • Assist with implementation and optimization of new projects related to improving the efficiency of operations.
  • Ensure that all equipment is maintained and in safe operating conditions.
  • Optimize planning and forecasting of department resources to meet the daily strategic objective defined by the quantity of orders in the system.
  • Determine staffing requirements and plan accordingly.
  • Ensure that the Packaging Department tasks are sorted according to priority and are executed as per instructions received
  • Ensure optimal route and space planning to meet the day-to-day strategic objectives.
  • Understand and execute the planning process involved when stock leaves the distribution centre.
  • Ensure routing of vehicles to ensure optimum utilisation and vehicle turnaround times.



  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary leadership principles, values, principles of behaviour and leads by example.
  • Demonstrate personal initiative.
  • Take accountability for own actions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to corporate governance principles
  • Demonstrate a service mind-set and ensures everything within reason is done to achieve service excellence.
  • Have the ability to build effective and productive relationships at all levels.
  • Have the ability to influence service providers and build effective relationships within a team environment.
  • Have the ability to acknowledge conflict, give positive / difficult feedback and make decisions while maintaining individual dignity and respect.

Special conditions of employment:

  • South African or valid work permit
  • MIE, clear criminal and credit
  • Driver’s license and/or own reliable transport

Remuneration and benefits:

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

Closing date: 07 August 2021