MARKETING MANAGER

Jumbo, The Clothing Co. has an exciting career opportunity for a  Marketing Manager  in our East London Head Office.  We have one (1) vacancy to fill.

The purpose of this position is:

  • To be responsible for developing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet agreed company objectives.
  • To evaluate customer research, market conditions, and competitor data and implement marketing plan alterations as needed.
  • To initiate, promote, oversee and manage all marketing, advertising and promotional staff and marketing activities as undertaken by the company.
  • To manage all activities of marketing fields.
  • Manages the key performance areas of the Marketing functionality through the identification of needs, perceptions and requirements within and outside the organization, providing advice and guidance on the development of effective, professional and sustainable approaches with respect to Marketing the organization.

Key performance Areas for Marketing Manager:

  1. Brand Development and Maintenance:
  •   Manage brand consistency – look and feel of everything (from branding applications, communication, stores, vehicles, uniforms etc)
  •    Develop Jumbo sub brands when required. Develop and position new brands for new market segments through targeted marketing efforts.
  •   Liaise and co-ordinate with the Brand Manager and the Marketing Coordinator on all Brand related activities
  1. Develop and Implement Marketing and Communications Strategy:
  •    Develop and update strategy on an ongoing basis.
  •    Identify the most effective mediums to market the company through and ensure correct target market is being reached through the correct mediums
  •    Identify and Monitor competitor activities
  •    Constantly seek new and innovative ways to grab and hold customers attention
  1. Develop and Implement Retail Promotional Campaigns:
  •   Ensure all promotional campaign outcomes and goals are clearly laid out prior to commencement of promotion
  •    Conduct pre promotion meetings held for all involved to ensure all is carried according to all requirements and expectations
  •    Brief agency correctly and manage marketing material creative, printing and ad placement processes
  •    Manage photography sessions with Marketing Coordinator
  •   Book all relevant advertising prior to promotion break date
  •    Ensure all expectations of in-store promotions are met and any external aid needed is communicated clearly to all involved
  •    Evaluate campaigns effectiveness
  1. Develop and Manage Media Strategy:
  •   Ensure media effectiveness through constantly evaluating circulation figures, cost etc
  •   Identify key media mediums through which the company can best be advertised through local and provincial media
  •   Look for added value and cost effective mediums to reach the varied target market, ensure discount rates and added value is always negotiated.
  1. Manage Communication Mediums:
  •   Manage and Update Website and Facebook constantly with latest promotional items and new clothing in store
  •    Develop quarterly internal newsletter to all staff
  •    Send out frequent  Jumbo Unite on a regular basis to all staff ensuring that all staff is aware of what marketing related activities
  •    Use sms messaging frequently and grow the sms database.
  1. Develop and Implement PR and Publicity Strategy
  •   Ensure Jumbo is aligned positively through social investment and or sponsorship strategy and is part of the communities it operates in.
  •    Identify New  Annual events and coordinate current Annual events to boost visibility / knowledge of the company
  •    Constantly seek ways in which to highlight Company’s contributions to local charities / schools etc. that puts Jumbo in a  positive light
  •    Identify and manage together with the Brand Manager any publicity issues that may negatively affect the Jumbo Brand.
  1. Assistance to Jumbo Stores
  •   Manage and coordinate  constant communication with each store to establish when individual stores may need additional marketing assistance
  •   Develop individual store activities to assist with low sales or to use a local opportunity
  1. Initiate and Implement Joint Marketing with Key Suppliers:
  •   Constantly seek ways of finding symbiotic and mutually beneficial activities with suppliers through joint advertising and branding opportunities as well as joint events to further improve exposure of Jumbo and the relevant supplier in the market place
  1. Develop and Implement Relationship Marketing Strategy:
  •   Develop a RM strategy to add value to our customers
  •   Ensure the Jumbo experience is consistent with what we advertise
  •   Implement an internal customer service campaign
  •    Ensure relevant stakeholders are constantly aware of and involved in all marketing activities     taking place
  1. Manage Marketing Team:
  •    Ensure marketing assistant is aware of duties and responsibilities through constant communication and regular meetings
  •    Aid and offer advice and assistance on all related projects
  •   Ensure all correct procedures and requirements are adhered to
  1. Marketing Administration:
  •   Manage marketing budget.
  •   Manage all media / advertising contracts.
  •    Manage all marketing service providers and ensure best prices are received and added value where ever possible.
  •    EXCO meeting – business report writing skills.

Minimum Requirements for the job:

(You must be able to answer “YES” to all requirements listed below)

  •   Matric Required.
  •   Preferably Marketing Degree- any post matric qualification relating to a Marketing field will also be considered.
  •   Minimum 4-6 years’ experience as a Marketing Manager preferably in Clothing Retail environment but not limited to retail.
  •   Valid Drives Licence- Code 8 unendorsed

Undertakings:

  •   Criminal / Credit Check
  •   Qualification verification
  •   Computer and psychometric assessments

If you believe that you qualify and are looking for a challenging career requiring unquestionable commitment and passion, and wish to apply, kindly telefax your application together with your motivational letter in support of your application to 086 604 4702.

The closing date for applications will be 01 January 2018.

It should be remembered that any placement made, will be at managements discretion. If you have not been contacted (1) week after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

ONLY SUITABLY QUALIFIED PERSONS NEED TO APPLY.

It is important to note that should the relevant motivational letter and indication in respect of the position being applied for is not clear, the applicant’s CV will not be accepted.

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Jumbo, the Clothing Co., has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer  in our Head Office, in East London (HO). We have one (1) vacancy to fill.

The role requires someone that is extremely creative, pays attention to detail, has a strong visual sense that can conceptualize, create and develop designs based on the specifications of the Marketing and Merchandising team. The individual will need be aware of the competitive business environment in which he/she will work and will need to have the ability to have practical solutions that can be applied to the needs of the company.  The environment is dynamic and the appropriate candidate will need to possess the same attributes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work together with the Marketing and Merchandising team to maintain awareness of current selling information, graphic trends and market trends that are relevant to the company’s customer.
  •   Assist in the designing and creation of marketing materials. Assist in compilation and creation of brochures, leaflets, catalogues, eye levels, window posters, lifestyle posters and branding all corporate and store branding.
  •   Assisting in the planning and distribution of marketing materials to all the stores.
  •   Signage – Assist in consolidating all store, vehicle and truck signage as well as sponsored signage.
  •   Assist with product photography
  •   Photo shoots; Assist compiling a shoot plan (location, props, model, outfit and concept of the shoot)
  •   Product photography: clothing on mannequins/ models and flat styling to create illustrations of clothing and accessories for different purposes.
  •   Social Media: Website-Ongoing website maintenance, Facebook- updating and maintaining the Facebook page on a daily basis (posting of new promotions, replying to customer requests, monitoring of online competitions). 

Minimum requirements for the job:

(You must be able to answer “YES” to all requirements listed below) 

  •   Matric Certificate.
  •   Valid Driver’s Licence – Code 8 unendorsed
  •   Computer Literate: Word and Excel.
  •   Work related experience is advantageous
  •   Relevant Graphic Design / Web Design degree/diploma/certificate.

Computer Literacy Requirements:

  •   Candidate must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Indesign Illustrator
  •   Knowledge of Signage and Digital Printing, knowledge of current Digital and web design and social media platform trends and techniques will be Advantageous

Undertakings:

  •   Criminal / Credit Check
  •   Qualification verification
  •   Computer and Psychometric assessments
  •   First Aider Training (if required)

If you believe that you qualify and are looking for a challenging career requiring unquestionable commitment and passion, and wish to apply, kindly telefax your application together with your motivational letter in support of your application to 086-604 4702.  The closing date for applications will be  07 December 2017.

Please note that should you be invited for an interview, a portfolio of evidence of your work will need to be presented at the interview.

It should be remembered that any placement made, will be at Management’s discretion.  If you have not been contacted one (1) week after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ONLY SUITABILY QUALIFIED PERSONS NEED TO APPLY.

It is important to note that should the relevant motivational letter and indication in respect of the position being applied for is not clear, the applicant’s C.V. will not be accepted.  Instructions have been clear in terms of requirements.

WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

JUMBO, The clothing co. has an exciting opportunity for TVET/FET Graduates with an N6 Certificate in Business Management. This 18 Month’s programme requires dedication and offers in-depth practical on the job training. This experience will allow students to obtain their Diploma’s.  We are looking for interns that are specifically interested in gaining practical experience in a Clothing Retail Store environment.

In terms of experience the interns will be trained in various roles and positions pertaining to the functioning of a Clothing Retail store:

  •   Shop Assistant – 4 months
  •   Cashier – 4 Months
  •   Admin Controller  – 4 months
  •   Assistant Store Manager – 4 months
  •   Store Manager – 2 months

The interns will be exposed to the following aspects relevant to a Clothing Retail Business:

1)Visual Merchandising: The intern will assist with merchandising in all departments as required whilst ensuring a high level of housekeeping is maintained at all times. 2) Sales: Implement all marketing promotions to ensure maximum sales opportunities are exploited. The Intern will be expected to provide an efficient and effective service to customers, understanding their needs and requirements, working to exceed customer needs where possible. 3) Customer service: Promote customer service and an environment conducive to a pleasant shopping experience 4) Point of Sale Procedures: The Intern will be trained on point of sales processing tasks/activities associated with the cashier position. He/she will record, registers and attend to general applications with respect to the provision of routine point of sale cahier activities. The intern will be trained on in-house systems and software (Dolfin Live & WPRO) 5) Administration: The Intern will perform general administration, filing and cash handling activities associated with the position of an Admin Controller. 6) Finance – cash management including petty cash, sales purchases , management of internal control systems as well as f fixed assets  7) Staff management: the Store Manager will teach the intern to assign employees to specific duties, by way of their job descriptions, To-Do Lists, Plans and Goals as well as to manage performance and development of staff. 8) Performance Evaluation: a summary report is submitted after each quarter by the Store Manager detailing the graduates performance and abilities in detail.

Minimum requirements 

  •      N 6 Certificate in Business Management from TVET/FET College.
  •       No Criminal Record.
  •       SA Citizen.

CV’s can be sent directly  to christiaankrige@jumboclothing.co.za or fax 086 650 9127.  Applications must include a motivational letter, stating why the applicant wants to join Jumbo’s workplace experience program as well as a certified ID copy and copies of qualifications. CV’s with incomplete documentation will not be considered.  

The Closing date for applications will be the 31st of January 2018.

ASSISTANT MANAGER ENGCOBO

Jumbo, the Clothing Co. has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Manager in our  store in Engcobo (TSEN).  We have one (1) vacancy to fill.

The purpose of this position is to have a successful individual that can be responsible for assisting in managing an individual store through execution of:

  •   the marketing and operations plans,
  •   co-ordinates specific marketing, administrative, logistics, HR, sales and operations sequences and
  •   Attends to the general applications and interventions associated with the functionality of the shop.
  •    Manages the store in absence of Store Manager.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Staff Management
  •  Disciplining and counselling of staff
  •  Assist with training as required
  •  Staffs register management – late arrivals / early departures.
  •  Managing Cash Desk Area (where applicable)
  •  Monthly Float Register
  •  Planning of staff tea, lunch breaks and day off. 
  1. Shop Floor Functions
  •   Promote customer service and an environment conducive to a pleasant shopping experience
  •   Ensure shop floor assistants are executing duties
  •   Assist with  merchandising in all departments as required
  •   Ensuring high level of housekeeping is maintained (cleaning roster)
  •   Relieve in departments during lunch times, days off 
  1. Administration Function
  •   Control the standard of administration and procedures in the store
  •   Assist supervisor/admin controller with cash controlling function
  •   Authorizing all transactions on 3A Level
  •   Spot checks on cashiers
  •   Controlling of Lay Byes and RTS – in the absence
  1. Other Functions
  •   Act as Branch Manager in the absence of  Branch Manager
  •   Performing any reasonable duties delegated by the Branch Manager 

Minimum requirements for the job:

(You must be able to answer “YES” to all requirements listed below)

  •   Matric Certificate.
  •   NQF 4/5 Certificate or Diploma in Retail/Business Management preferable.
  •   Valid Driver’s Licence – Code 8 unendorsed
  •   2-5 years  in relevant Sales/retail/operations environment as an Assistant Manager 

Undertakings:

  •   Criminal / Credit Check
  •   Qualification verification
  •   Computer and Psychometric assessments
  •   First Aider Training 

If you believe that you qualify and are looking for a challenging career requiring unquestionable commitment and passion, and wish to apply, kindly telefax your CV together with your motivational letter in support of your application to 086-604 4702.  The closing date for applications will be 06 December 2017.

It should be remembered that any placement made, will be at Management’s discretion.  If you have not been contacted one (1) week after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ONLY SUITABILY QUALIFIED PERSONS NEED TO APPLY. 

It is important to note that should the relevant motivational letter and indication in respect of the position being applied for is not clear, the applicant’s C.V. will not be accepted.  Instructions have been clear in terms of requirements.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR

Jumbo the Clothing Co., has an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Administrator in our Head Office, in East London (HO). We have one (1) vacancy to fill.

The Payroll Administrator will be responsible to perform processing  tasks and activities associated with the payroll function for all Jumbo stores.  The Payroll Administrator will also need to attend to general office applications with respect to the provision of routine procedural information.

Key Accountabilities

Payroll

  •  Maintain payroll and all employee information on VIP Payroll, for permanent, fixed term  contracts and permanent part-time employee’s.
  •   Load all relevant data onto VIP (includes leave, overtime, garnishee orders etc)
  •   Perform monthly payroll
  •   Explain all variances and changes from previous months payrun
  •   Print and safeguard all relevant payroll reports (ie. Nett salaries, duplicate payslips etc)
  •   Provide Admin Input Controller with monthly payroll journals for processing onto Pastel.
  •   Perform VIP to Pastel integration of data.
  •   Reconcile and review payroll to general ledger on a monthly basis.
  •   Prepare and submit journals in respect of provision for leave.
  •   Check and capture all leave and absence registers and follow up on sick notes.
  •   Prepare and submit necessary documentation in respect of pension, provident fund contributions, SACCAWU etc
  •   Must have the ability to extract and manipulate VIP data, report compilation and reconciliation
  •   Distribution of monthly payslips (paper / mobi)
  •   Answering of any / all payroll queries

Administration

  •   Maintain complete employee files
  •   File and safeguard all relevant employee documentation
  •   Dealing with staff joining and leaving the company (take-on and resignations)
  •   Filing of all payroll and employee documentation
  •   Accurate data capturing

Submissions

  •   Prepare monthly PAYE, UIF and SDL report for submissions to SARS
  •   Prepare and submit quarterly stats and reports for STATS SA
  •   Prepare annual IRP5’s for all employee’s as well as IRP5 reconciliation for submission to SARS
  •   Bi-Annual submission to SARS, prepare and submit
  •   ETI reporting and calculations

Housekeeping

  •   Maintain cleanliness in office.
  •   Ensure filing is managed and up to date

General

  •   Responsible for all payroll related tasks and any reasonable tasks given by the finance manager
  •   Submission of Annual WAS8
  •   Providing documentation to stores for labour inspections as / when required
  •   Performing any reasonable duties delegated by Management
  •   Monitor staff advances (if / when they occur)
  •   Manage staff medical loans
  •   Stay in touch with outcomes of annual wage negotiations
  •   Provide a schedule to allocate long service awards
  •   Ability to research legislation that has impact on payroll
  •   Sundry payments and travel claims

Petty Cash

  •   Control all petty cash and issue petty cash vouchers with all relevant authority
  •   Do a monthly recon of actual cash on hand to the general ledger

Wages

  •   Categorize time sheets into stores / cost centres and punch expenses    into Pastel
  •   Compare hourly rates and ensure correct calculations of overtime
  •   Transfer money between various inter-company bank accounts and ensure funds are available for various payments
  •  Pre-authorisation of payments as and when required 

Minimum requirements for the job:(You must be able to answer “YES” to all requirements listed below) 

  •   Matric / NQF4 Certificate.
  •   Relevant diploma /  payroll qualification
  •   Valid Driver’s Licence – Code 8 unendorsed
  •   Computer Literate: Word and Excel.
  •   3 – 5 years intermediate / advanced experience on VIP
  •   Pastel Processing / Accounting skills advantageous
  •   Working knowledge of labour and tax legislation

Undertakings:

  • Criminal / Credit Check
  • Qualification verification
  •   Computer and Psychometric assessments
  •   First Aider Training (if required)

If you believe that you qualify and are looking for a challenging career requiring unquestionable commitment and passion, and wish to apply, kindly telefax your application together with your motivational letter in support of your application to 086-604 4702.  The closing date for applications will be 04 December 2017.

It should be remembered that any placement made, will be at Management’s discretion.  If you have not been contacted one (1) week after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ONLY SUITABILY QUALIFIED PERSONS NEED TO APPLY.

It is important to note that should the relevant motivational letter and indication in respect of the position being applied for is not clear, the applicant’s C.V. will not be accepted.  Instructions have been clear in terms of requirements.

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