Retail Assistant Jobs at MPC Recruitment in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

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MPC Recruitment company opens jobs for Retail Assistant positions in the Eastern Cape region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Sales and Business Development skills with Entry level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Outsourcing and Offshoring Consulting, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Company:MPC Recruitment
Position:Retail Assistant
Region:Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape
Job Function:Sales and Business Development
Seniority Level:Entry level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Outsourcing and Offshoring Consulting

Job Description

A vacancy exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Retail Assistant based in Port Elizabeth. Successful incumbent will identify the customer’s specific needs and provide accurate service and product information to meet those needs. In addition, the candidate will assist at Point of Sale and provide support to the store in general.

Attending to Customers

  • Greet and acknowledge customers
  • Direct/accompany customers to correct product location
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Resolve customer queries
  • Assist customers in showroom
  • Maintain on going customer services during busy trading periods.
  • Taking telephonic orders for delivery/collection (where applicable).
  • Assisting POS operator with packing of customer purchases during busy trading periods.
  • Typing/faxing/emailing quotations to customers (where applicable).

Display and merchandising

  • Identify correct shelving unit for displaying stock
  • Ensure shelving units are aligned and adequately spaced
  • Ensure stock is merchandised according organisational policies and procedures
  • Ensuring designated areas are always well stocked and presentable.
  • Ensure all stock items have a shelf edge label
  • Shelf edge labels must be updated with immediate effect for all price changes.
  • Informing relevant parties of when stock items are running low for replenishment.
  • Mark and display stock in a presentable manner allowing for easy access to customers

Selling of goods and services

  • Provide customers with accurate stock information
  • Stimulate customer interest by promoting and explaining a range of goods and services available
  • Maximise sales
  • Assisting customer with orders consisting of non-standard products.
  • Informing customers of new products/promotion

Loss control and handling stock

  • Assisting Branch Manager with investigating stock deficiencies daily
  • Monitors store security
  • Ensure high value items are stored in a secure location
  • Monitor, rotate and replenish stock in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Accurate safe handling and filing of all documentation.
  • Unpack/pack stock using proper handling techniques to protect various categories of stock.
  • Move/pack stock using the correct equipment.
  • Pack customers purchases in a manner eliminating any possible damage to stock.

Health and safety and housekeeping

  • Report non adherence to OSH Act to health and safety rep and management
  • Ensures that standard health and safety requirements are adhered to
  • Ensure safety of all company assets
  • Pack stock in their designated areas
  • Shop is kept neat and tidy at all times
  • Waste is disposed of/removed as per organisational policy and procedures.

Stock take

  • Process/complete all outstanding documentation.
  • Prepare shop for stock take.
  • Count stock and record quantities onto scanner.

Critical Skills

  • Telephone skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to listen and interpret information
  • Selling skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Administrative skills and abilities
  • Ability to follow specified procedures in the completion of their duties
  • Interpersonal / Social skills. (Ability to interact with customers in an enthusiastic, polite and professional manner.)
  • The ability to present themselves and the Company in a professional manner


  • Know company policy with regards to customer services.
  • Product knowledge.
  • Knowledge of company documentation.
  • Knowledge of goods and services provided by the company.
  • Knows general operation of the company.
  • Knowledge of delivery routes and times.
  • Knowledge of the ERP system.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Matric / NQF 4
  • Previous wholesale and retail experience

Desired Skills

  • Customer Care
  • ERP systems
  • Retail


  • Bonus for overtime
  • Gain experience
  • Comfortable work environment

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Company Information

MPC Recruitment

MPC Recruitment is a leading employment agency providing quality recruitment services to professional companies and organisations in South Africa and abroad. Established in 1996, our services are backed by a team of experienced consultants who understand the needs of both employers and candidates with regard to getting the best fit for every situation.We specialize in a wide range of industries, including engineering, finance, IT, Logistics, Administration, Manufacturing, and more. MPC Recruitment’s team of consultants is dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service, ensuring that each candidate is matched with just the right position for them. We strive to build strong, long-term relationships and are committed to meeting our clients’ needs efficiently and very cost effectively. For unmatched recruitment services, contact us today.

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