Trainee Store Planner Job in South Africa

Pepkor has the largest retail store footprint in southern Africa. With 5 470 stores operating across 10 African countries, our businesses include many of the most trusted brands on the continent. Pepkors Speciality division provides central infrastructure to launch new brands, nurture smaller brands and position new fashion and footwear acquisitions.

Trainee Store Planner – Tygervalley


  • A minimum of 2 years experience in store planning within a retail environment is an important requirement.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be a definite advantage.  

Knowledge, Skills and Experience  


  • Previous exposure to general logistics and supply chain processes.
  • Experience working in planning systems such as Location Planning, JDA Allocation Planning and/or Just Enough.
  • A working knowledge of the latest Google Suit will be advantageous. Experience in working at an advanced level in Excel or Google Sheets would be a definite advantage. 
  • Knowledge of the retail merchandise cycle with regards to Buying, Planning, Logistics, DC and Stores.
  • Knowledge of seasonal and non-seasonal replenishments.
  • Sound numerical skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Planning, organising & time management skills are essential
  • The ability to be resilient, have tenacity and maintain high levels of drive and initiative under pressure.
  • Be methodical, detail orientated and accurate.
  • Be deadline orientated.
  • The ability to be flexible, function under pressure and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances.
  • Be assertive and communicate effectively at all levels. 
  • Be self-motivated, take responsibility and have a sense of pride in one’s work.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as be a team player. 
  • Have a strong customer orientation.

Key Responsibilities    

  • Ensuring the accurate distribution of seasonal stock to optimise sales. 
  • Ensuring the optimal distribution of non-seasonal and seasonal replenishment stock to optimise sales. 
  • Delivering a location plan that allows for the clustering of stores at the required product level.
  • Analysing store performance and providing accurate and timeous information in order to optimise business decision making. 
  • Delivering New Store Plans to ensure that new stores are stocked to plan. 
  • Assisting stores in resolving any queries relating to stock.
  • Conducting regular store visits as required by the business.
  • Delivering seasonal and non-seasonal replenishment profiles at the required product level.
How to Apply 

Interested and qualified? Go to Pepkor Speciality to apply