Shoprite: Business Analyst II – Marketing Operations




Job Title: Business Analyst II - Marketing Operations
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Brackenfell, Cape Town
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

Qualifications:
Any of the following qualifications:
BCom Information System
Industrial Engineer
Professional Qualification Level 6 (FTI Diploma in business analysis)

Experience:
Essential
- 3-5 Years’ experience as a Business Analyst.
- Experience in dealing with projects related to traditional marketing campaigns, customer contact centres, content management and CRM.
Desirable:
1-2 Years’ experience in a Retail environment.

Knowledge:
Familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods
Understanding of Value Chain Concepts - The complete sequence of activities within a process, from receipt of an order or request to delivery of a product or service.
Thorough understanding of all stages of alternative application development life cycles both within and beyond own organisation.
Skills: Essential
Analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
Excellent interpersonal skills and is fully experienced at dealing with clients/users.

Job objectives:
Job Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

This includes: understanding different project methodologies, and the underlying technology and its application, assessment of the costs and potential benefits of the new approaches considered and, where appropriate, change management and assistance with implementation.

The role acts as a bridge between the business unit, organisational stakeholders and the solution team.

Role Tasks:
Investigate and describe current business processes, identifying the organizational structure undertaking and supporting the business activities.
Identify cultural, organizational and business constraints affecting options for change.
Assess the risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
Responsible for investigative work to seek effective business solutions.
Organize their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, processes / procedures, organization and equipment.
Applies and monitors the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way.
Co-operate with senior client and IS staff as required, Conducting investigations at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies.
Utilise business experience and skills to assess and advice on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.
Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions using resources, standards, methods and tools as required. Maintain links with appropriate counterparts within both architecture and service delivery functions and play a full part in bringing systems to implementation as detailed by organization policies and methods.
In all assignments, ensure that account is taken of any potential safety-related aspects of work undertaken supervising, as called for, the use of specialised techniques, tools and methods in analysis, modelling and design.
Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with client/user staff during system investigations and throughout subsequent development work.
Take responsibility at a high level for the proper conduct of such relations.
Plan and organize the giving of presentations or training sessions to all levels including senior management.

Role Characteristics:
Clear understanding of the needs of users, customers / clients and stakeholders
Collaborative relationship between the users, customers and stakeholders and the technical team
Strong commitment to project objectives
Use of reputable requirements process that is continuously improved
The maintenance of a system architecture that supports the users, customers and stakeholders’ current and planned needs
The ability to accommodate changes in requirements as they are progressively elaborated
Understanding of cost factors involved in the development process

Competencies:
Essential
*Relating and networking
*Analysing
*Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
*Applying expertise and technology
*Planning and organising
*Working with people

Highly desirable:
Creating and innovating

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Shoprite: Business Analyst II: Customer Data and Insights




Job Title: Business Analyst II: Customer Data and Insights
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Brackenfell, Cape Town
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Purpose:
To take a leading role in elevating the maturity of Shoprite Group’s digital marketing capability though defining and developing the customer data process required to support it. This includes the development of a customer data management approach and supporting the identification and selection of technologies required to support it.

The role will act as a bridge between business units, organisational stakeholders and the solution team.

This role is essential to ensure the Group’s quest for customer centricity is grounded in the data that customers generate when interacting with us.

Qualifications:
Any of the following qualifications:
BCom Information System
Industrial Engineer
Professional Qualification Level 6 (FTI Diploma in business analysis)

Experience:
Essential
3 Years experience as a Business Analyst in Sales and Marketing domain
3 Years Data Analysis experience
Desirable:
1-2 Years experience in a Retail environment.

Knowledge:
3 years knowledge/experience:
-with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods, exhibiting process thinking knowledge of UML or EPC
-understanding of the system development life cycle
-general Microsoft Office knowledge
-advanced knowledge of Excel or other end user data analysis tool
-understanding of Agile
-knowledge of the principles of measurable closed loop marketing through direct marketing and other digital channels
-knowledge of business intelligence principles
Desirable:
Knowledge of retail and/or FMCG
Data modelling knowledge for operational and business intelligence systems
Skills: Business analysis skills
Data analysis skills
Facilitation skills
Presentation skills

Job objectives:
1.To understand best practices in digital campaign planning, execution and analysis in a retail environment (both in the physical store and via ecommerce)

- Monitor and analyse the role digital marketing plays in the Shoprite business model
- Monitor and analyse the role digital marketing plays in Shoprite competitors
- Monitor and analyse the role digital marketing plays in retailers globally

2.Understand the data supply chain from transaction and behaviour to data warehouse to consumption by the business

- Gain a clear understanding of the needs of users, customers/ client and stakeholders
- Establish a collaborative relation between users, customer and stakeholders and the technical team
- Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with clients/ user during systems investigation
- Apply and monitor the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way

3.To lead the definition, motivation of the next of maturity for customer data management

- Take responsibility for the investigative work to seek effective business processes
- Assess the risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs
- Use business experience and skills to assess and advise on practicality of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities
- Identify cultural, organizational and business constraints affecting options for change
- Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended processes using resources, standards, methods and tolls as required

4.To play a full part in bringing systems to implementation as detailed by the organisational policies and methods

- Organise implementation of solution through improvements in information systems, data management, processes? Procedures , organisation and equipment
- Coordinate testing and facilitate UAT by compiling test scenarios and validating test results
- Review and give input on training material
- Identify change impacts and working with the change management team to ensure the change impacts are addressed

5.To co-operate with senior business and IS staff as required, conducting investigations at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies
- Plan and organise the giving of presentations
- Maintaining links with the appropriate counterparts in both architectural and service delivery functions

Competencies:
Essential
*Relating and networking
*Analysing
*Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
*Applying expertise and technology
*Planning and organising
*Working with people
*Learning and researching

Highly desirable:
Creating and innovating

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Shoprite: Business Analyst II – Ecommerce




Job Title: Business Analyst II - ECommerce
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Brackenfell, Cape Town
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

Qualifications:
Any of the following qualifications:
BCom Information System
Industrial Engineer
Professional Qualification Level 6 (FTI Diploma in business analysis)

Experience:
Essential
- 3-5 Years’ experience as a Business Analyst.
- Experience in dealing with projects related to implementing E-commerce and value added services across digital channels.
Desirable:
1-2 Years’ experience in a Retail environment.

Knowledge:
Familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods
Understanding of Value Chain Concepts - The complete sequence of activities within a process, from receipt of an order or request to delivery of a product or service.
Thorough understanding of all stages of alternative application development life cycles both within and beyond own organisation.
Skills: Essential
Analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
Excellent interpersonal skills and is fully experienced at dealing with clients/users.

Job objectives:
Job Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

This includes: understanding different project methodologies, and the underlying technology and its application, assessment of the costs and potential benefits of the new approaches considered and, where appropriate, change management and assistance with implementation.

The role acts as a bridge between the business unit, organisational stakeholders and the solution team.

Role Tasks:
Investigate and describe current business processes, identifying the organizational structure undertaking and supporting the business activities.
Identify cultural, organizational and business constraints affecting options for change.
Assess the risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
Responsible for investigative work to seek effective business solutions.
Organize their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, processes / procedures, organization and equipment.
Applies and monitors the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way.
Co-operate with senior client and IS staff as required, Conducting investigations at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies.
Utilise business experience and skills to assess and advice on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.
Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions using resources, standards, methods and tools as required. Maintain links with appropriate counterparts within both architecture and service delivery functions and play a full part in bringing systems to implementation as detailed by organization policies and methods.
In all assignments, ensure that account is taken of any potential safety-related aspects of work undertaken supervising, as called for, the use of specialised techniques, tools and methods in analysis, modelling and design.
Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with client/user staff during system investigations and throughout subsequent development work.
Take responsibility at a high level for the proper conduct of such relations.
Plan and organize the giving of presentations or training sessions to all levels including senior management.

Role Characteristics:
Able to think creatively, adapt quickly and bring fresh ideas to the environment.
Clear understanding of the needs of users, customers / clients and stakeholders
Collaborative relationship between the users, customers and stakeholders and the technical team
Strong commitment to project objectives
Use of reputable requirements process that is continuously improved
The maintenance of a system architecture that supports the users, customers and stakeholders’ current and planned needs
The ability to accommodate changes in requirements as they are progressively elaborated
Understanding of cost factors involved in the development process

Competencies:
Essential
- Relating and networking
- Analysing
- Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
- Applying expertise and technology
- Planning and organising
- Working with people

Highly desirable:
Creating and innovating

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Shoprite: Business Analyst II – Marketing Channels




Job Title: Business Analyst II - Marketing Channels
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Brackenfell, Cape Town
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

Qualifications:
Any of the following qualifications:
BCom Information System
Industrial Engineer
Professional Qualification Level 6 (FTI Diploma in business analysis)

Experience:
Essential
- 3-5 Years’ experience as a Business Analyst.
- Experience in dealing with projects related to digital channels such as mobile applications, mobi sites, USSD etc.
- Telecommunication experience preferable.
- Understanding of User Experience and User Interface
- Working Knowledge of Agile project methodology

Desirable:
1-2 Years’ experience in a Retail environment.
3 Years in the telecommunications environment

Knowledge:
Familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods
Understanding of Value Chain Concepts - The complete sequence of activities within a process, from receipt of an order or request to delivery of a product or service.
Thorough understanding of all stages of alternative application development life cycles both within and beyond own organisation.
Skills: Essential
Analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
Excellent interpersonal skills and is fully experienced at dealing with clients/users.

Job objectives:
Job Purpose:
The systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use. The identification and examination of business needs and determine timely and effective solutions to business problems.
The identification and development of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities that are made possible by the availability of information and communications technology.

This includes: understanding different project methodologies, and the underlying technology and its application, assessment of the costs and potential benefits of the new approaches considered and, where appropriate, change management and assistance with implementation.

The role acts as a bridge between the business unit, organisational stakeholders and the solution team.

Role Tasks:
Investigate and describe current business processes, identifying the organizational structure undertaking and supporting the business activities.
Identify cultural, organizational and business constraints affecting options for change.
Assess the risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
Responsible for investigative work to seek effective business solutions.
Organize their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, processes / procedures, organization and equipment.
Applies and monitors the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way.
Co-operate with senior client and IS staff as required, Conducting investigations at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies.
Utilise business experience and skills to assess and advice on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.
Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions using resources, standards, methods and tools as required. Maintain links with appropriate counterparts within both architecture and service delivery functions and play a full part in bringing systems to implementation as detailed by organization policies and methods.
In all assignments, ensure that account is taken of any potential safety-related aspects of work undertaken supervising, as called for, the use of specialised techniques, tools and methods in analysis, modelling and design.
Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with client/user staff during system investigations and throughout subsequent development work.
Take responsibility at a high level for the proper conduct of such relations.
Plan and organize the giving of presentations or training sessions to all levels including senior management.

Role Characteristics:
Clear understanding of the needs of users, customers / clients and stakeholders
Collaborative relationship between the users, customers and stakeholders and the technical team
Strong commitment to project objectives
Use of reputable requirements process that is continuously improved
The maintenance of a system architecture that supports the users, customers and stakeholders’ current and planned needs
The ability to accommodate changes in requirements as they are progressively elaborated
Understanding of cost factors involved in the development process

Competencies:
Essential
*Relating and networking
*Analysing
*Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
*Applying expertise and technology
*Planning and organising
*Working with people

Highly desirable:
Creating and innovating

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Murray & Roberts: Surveyor Grade 4




Business Name: Murray & Roberts Cementation
Job Title: SURVEYOR GRADE 4
Location: Musina
Nature of Employment: Full Time Employee

Notes:
The company will provide remuneration and benefits relevant and appropriate to the position. Preference will be given to Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) candidates. Applications only open to South African Citizens / Permanent Residents

Job Summary:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancy of Surveyor for the Mine Development Division at Venetia, near Musina. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Engineering Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:
Site Establishment / Baseline Surveying
Civil & Construction Surveying
Effective surveying to support mine performance
Vertical Shaft and Underground surveying
Drafting layouts and DME plans
Mine Survey plans
Maintaining and updating G-Sheets
Monthly survey Measurements and reporting
Layouts (in conjunction with Planning)
Ensuring safe mining practices

Key Requirements:
Site Establishment
Civil & Construction Surveying
Extensive experience in mine surveying
Additional experience in Mine Evaluation, must obtain MS (PLATO) after appointment
Competent as 2.12.1 appointment
Knowledge of Decline development, stoping, board and pillar mining, "blue ground" mining
Shaft Sinking experience and Cadastral Survey
Valid driver's licence

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Murray & Roberts: Surveyor Grade 2




Business Name: Murray & Roberts Cementation
Job Title: Surveyor Grade 2
Location: Kuruman
Nature of Employment: Full Time Employee

Notes:
The company will provide remuneration and benefits relevant and appropriate to the position. Preference will be given to Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) candidates. Applications only open to South African Citizens / Permanent Residents.

Job Summary:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancy of a Surveyor Grade 2 for the Gloria Vent Shaft near Hotazel Kuruman. The successful candidate will report to the Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
Effective survey and evaluation services to support mine performance
Draughting layouts and DME plans
Mine Survey plans
Monthly survey Measurements and reporting
Layouts (in conjunction with Planning)
Ensuring safe mining practices

Key Requirements:
At least 2-3 years relevant working experience as a Surveyor
Competent in Pegslite and/or Winminop
Experienced in the CAD environment (MicroStation, AutoCAD,etc)
Knowledge of Trackless Mining and Development
Knowledge of sinking
Knowledge of surveying, sampling and valuation
Good working experience of mining environment

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Murray & Roberts: Foreman Engineering




Business Name: Murray & Roberts Cementation
Job Title: Foreman Engineering
Location: Kuruman
Nature of Employment: Full Time Employee

Notes:
The company will provide remuneration and benefits relevant and appropriate to the position. Preference will be given to Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) candidates. Applications only open to South African Citizens/Permanent residents.

Job Summary:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancy of an Engineering Foreman for the Gloria Vent Shaft, near Hotazel Kuruman. The successful candidate will report to the Site Engineer.

Key Responsibilities:
The safety and health for all employees under his/her area of responsibility
Ensuring that working conditions are maintained to a high and acceptable standard
Building a strong motivated team
Supporting the overall business management of the site
Achieving and where possible, exceeding monthly production targets

Key Requirements:
Previously worked as an Engineering Foreman
Extensive knowledge of mining operations
Extensive knowledge and experience in shaft sinking
Extensive knowledge of different types of winders, especially Stage- and Kibble winders
Good knowledge of Batch plants
Good knowledge of settling ponds, clearwater dams and general water reticulations
General administration work with reference to quality control, environmental control in conjunction with the client
Medium voltage experience
Good communication skills in English.

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Ackermans: FMCG Buyer




Job Title: FMCG Buyer
Department: Merchandise – Buying
Brand: Ackermans
Reporting To Position: Manager
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1

Location - Town / City: Kuils River
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Purpose:
Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated, passionate about performance and will have the high energy level required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.

This position for Buyer, reporting directly to the Buying Manager, is an exciting and challenging opportunity that will require the successful candidate to add strategic value to our expanding Necessities, Nappies, Toiletries & Sweets portfolios, by being responsible for buying the above-mentioned ranges, in accordance with Company strategies.

Qualifications:
- A Matric/Grade 12 certificate is an essential requirement.
- A relevant qualification in National Diploma in Retail Management, Degree in Bachelors of Commerce or business related field from a recognised training or educational institution would be a definite advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- 3 – 5 years merchandise buying experience within a FMCG buying environment is an important requirement.
- Previous experience in procuring product categories such as toiletries, confectionary and nappies would be a definite advantage.
- A comprehensive knowledge/understanding of SA’s retail clothing market, customers and competitors
- An integral understanding of the Clothing Retail Cycle, critical path & buying process
- An understanding of retail business systems and related processes, specifically in an FMCG environment
- An understanding of product components (in order to effectively negotiate price)
- A sound ability to analyse and work with numerical data
- Good judgment together with sound analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Merchant skills & a sound trader mentality
- Conflict management skills
- Presentation skills

- Compentence in all the latest Microsoft applications (a minimum of intermediate competency in Excel is important)
- The ability to:
o identify, distinguish, understand and assess colours & promotional material
o be assertive
o work independently, as well as be a team player
o understand and interpret trends relevant to the product category
o create a shared vision and positively influence others
o communicate effectively at all levels both within, as well as outside the company
o to be resilient, have tenacity and maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure
o drive new innovations in terms of product and promotions
o effectively negotiate trading terms with new and existing suppliers
o build ranges for necessitites
- An advanced ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers
- Excellent negotiation skills and is able to secure win-win agreements with others
- Excellent time management, organizing and administrative skills
- A strong sense of integrity
- Resilience – to cope with high pressure, work load & a volatile rand/dollar exchange rate

Key Responsibilities:
- Achieving and exceeding the departmental inflow margin and GP Rands, as signed off at the seasonal business plan meetings.
- Influencing and executing the seasonal product and purchasing strategy for a given department/s in partnership with the Buying Manager and in line with the Business Plan.
- Being responsible for researching, understanding and executing the relevant seasonal trends in line with the target market and departmental purchasing strategy.
- Building a competitive product range according to the purchasing strategy in order to maximise sales.
- Selecting the correct supplier/s for the appropriate product category and managing them according to the Company policies and procedures, with reference to the approved business plan.
- Ensuring the timeous execution of procurement administration to meet the target dates in the critical path of the supply chain.
- Sourcing and procuring the correct products within the seasonal strategic framework in accordance with the agreed quality specifications and standards.
- Liaising and collaborating with the Packaging Manager with regards to packaging updates and innovations (including branding and labelling).
- Reacting to in-season sales performance, in collaboration with Planning/Suppliers/Agents, to turn on/turn off stock in order to maximize agreed KPIs.
- Liaising and collaborating with the SBU’s Product Co-Ordinator with regards to all marketing endeavours in line with Company Strategy.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Ackermans: Buyer: Bedding & Filled Product




Job Title: Buyer Bedding & Filled Product
Department: Merchandise - Buying
Brand: Ackermans
Reporting To Position: Manager
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1

Location - Town / City: Kuils River
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Purpose:
We are looking for a proactive, efficient, self-motivated and positive Buyer, who understands key trends in homeware and has the ability to interpret these to meet the needs of our customers.

Reporting to the Buying Manager of Home SBU, our ideal candidate will be able to manage the complexity of successfully trending, sourcing and procuring homewares in accordance with company strategies and to grow our homeware business.

Qualifications:
- A Matric/Grade 12 certificate is an essential requirement.
- A relevant qualification in Fashion, Textile Design /Clothing Production/ Product Development /Merchandising, or a related field would be a definite advantage.
- A minimum of 3 years buying experience in the retail industry is an essential requirement.
- Knowledge and understanding of fabrics and the make-up of textile products would be highly beneficial.
- Previous experience in a clothing/textile manufacturing environment would be beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS:
- a successful track record in procurement (preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the procurement of textiles/home wares)
- a comprehensive knowledge/understanding of SA's retail homeware market, customers and competitors
- an integral understanding of the retail cycle, critical path & buying process
- an understanding of retail business systems and related processes
- a flair/eye for product
- an understanding of product components (in order to effectively negotiate price)
- a sound ability to analyse and work with numerical data
- good judgment together with sound analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- merchant skills & a sound trader mentality
- conflict management skills
- presentation skills
- competence in all the latest Microsoft applications (advanced competency in Excel is important)
- an advanced ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers
- excellent relationship-building and networking skills (cross-functional collaboration between Buying, Planning & Product Technology is essential)
- is an excellent negotiator and is able to secure win-win agreements with others
- is deadline-driven, has a high energy level and is prepared to go the extra mile
- has excellent time management, organizing and administrative skills
- has a strong sense of integrity
- is able to:
o identify, distinguish, understand and assess colours, CAD approvals and strike offs
o engineer products to achieve the desired value proposition
o travel (approximately 4 overseas trips a year)
o be assertive
o work independently, as well as be a team player
o understand and interpret trends relevant to the product category
o create a shared vision and to positively influence others
o build ranges
o communicate effectively at all levels both within, as well as outside the company
o be resilient, have tenacity and maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure

Key Responsibilities:
- Achieving and exceeding the departmental inflow margin and GP Rands, as signed off at the seasonal business plan meetings.
- Influencing and executing the product and purchasing strategy for a given department/s in partnership with the Buying Manager and in line with the Business Plan.
- Being responsible for researching, understanding and executing the relevant seasonal trends in line with the target market and departmental purchasing strategy.
- Building a competitive product range according to the purchasing strategy in order to maximise sales.
- Selecting the correct supplier/s for the appropriate product category and managing them according to the Company policies and procedures, with reference to the approved business plan.
- Ensuring the timeous execution of procurement administration to meet the target dates in the critical path of the supply chain.
- Sourcing and procuring the correct products within the seasonal strategic framework in accordance with the agreed quality specifications and standards.
- Liaising and collaborating with the Packaging Manager with regards to packaging updates and innovations (including branding and labeling).
- Reacting to in-season sales performance, in collaboration with Planning/Suppliers/Agents, to turn on/turn off stock in order to maximize agreed KPIs.
- Liaising and collaborating with the SBU's Product Co-Ordinator with regards to all marketing endeavors to ensure 'THE LOOK FOR LESS'.

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Graduate-in-Training




This advert is open for application by external applicants.

Equity Statement: Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation / Operating Division.

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet.

Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)
Post:
E-mail: Recruitment@transnet.net
Fax:
The closing date is on 04.06.2014.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to PULENG.QHAMAKOANE@TRANSNET.NET.

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Operating Division: Transnet Group Services
Position Title: Graduate-in-Training, Culture
Employee Group: Trainee
Department: HR,Culture Execution & Integration, GRP
Location: Johannesburg
Reporting To: Snr Manager
Grade Level: G
Reference Number: 6001664

Position Purpose: To provide coordination support on the overall safety culture programme.

Position Outputs:
3.1 Safety Leagues Coordination
3.1.1 Facilitate Program Interventions at Club Administrator and SHE Rep Levels
3.1.2 Coordinate Leagues annual results audits
3.2 Provide Training Support to Club Administrators and ISL Coordinators
3.3 Coordinate Monthly League Reports for ISLs, GSL and PSL
3.4 Provide System Reporting Support to all Club Administrators
3.5 Manage some programme change communication (develop and maintain league feedback and communication channels)
3.6 Maintain and support the League Network (SHE Reps, Communication Managers and ISL Coordinators)

Qualifications and Experience: A degree or Higher Diploma in HR or Business/Communications related Computer literate

Competencies:
KNOWLEDGE: Behavioural sciences exposure, or knowledge of change management & organisational behaviour concepts Knowledge of HR principles and concepts or people management related concepts Some experience in MS Office and Windows Some understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace will be added advantage
SKILLS REQUIRED: Attention to detail Planning and organising events Advanced computer literacy (MS Office) Research and writing skills. Communication skills (both written and oral) Basic presentation skills Initiative

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Professionalism. High Quality of outputs. Problem solving. Customer Service focused. Team work and cooperation.

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!