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DC Champion at Takealot

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Johannesburg Warehouse

Company Overview, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented DC Champion to join our team at the Johannesburg Warehouse.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper-growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market-related Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment, and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting To

Department Manager – Outbound


  • Ensure that the department is well organized and controlled to sufficiently support the goals of the business.
  • Implement improvement processes and maintain procedures and systems to minimize costs and maximize working capital.
  • Ensuring all work areas are clean, tidy, and safe for staff to work in (Housekeeping).
  • Evaluate daily operational reports to ensure key critical areas of the department are controlled and any discrepancies addressed and resolved.
  • Manage control measures to ensure mistakes, inaccuracies, and discrepancies are highlighted, addressed, and resolved.
  • Ensure that all processes are completed on the same day. Daily planning with line Managers.
  • Oversee the DC Assistants and motivate attention to detail, for constant accuracy and turn-around times.
  • Assist with managing outputs within the department. Maintaining quality and quantity of work.
  • Assist to maintain FIFO of tasks within the department.
  • Ensure escalated daily operational queries from the team are resolved timeously.
  • Conduct daily group meetings and escalate any issues arising from them.
  • Shift work when required.
  • Understand all the aspects and processes related to Inbound.

Attributes Required

  • Detailed understanding of warehouse management systems.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer-focused working environment.
  • Excellent personal organization and business administration skills in accordance with modern best practice methods.
  • Ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • Willingness to learn, improve and adapt.
  • Good team player, hard worker, willing to be flexible with a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to work as part of a multi-cultural team.
  • Must be able to train staff.


  • Matric/ Grade 12 or equivalent qualification.
  • Tertiary qualification advantageous.
  • Proven relevant experience in Picking, Packing, Receiving, Supplier Collects, and Inventory (in applicable departments within the DC).
  • 4-5 years warehouse experience.
  • 2 years supervisory experience/exposure would be advantageous.

The Environment

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun, and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We Seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind Who

  • Is respectful but forthright.
  • Is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute.
  • Is analytical, able to use data to make decisions.
  • Is competitive, self-directed, and strives to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours).
  • Is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience.
  • Is entrepreneurial, thrives under change, and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster.
  • Is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input.
  • Is curious and challenges the status quo.
  • Is innovative and enjoys iteration.
  • Is collaborative.
  • Will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • Thinks like an owner of the business.

If you meet the above, you are an Extraordinary Mind, so come and join us!


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