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SHERQ Administrator – Takealot South Africa

Share this vacancy, the leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented SHERQ Administrator to join our team in Pretoria. We need committed people who want to deliver great service to our customers, get involved in interesting and inspiring challenges, and shape the face of e-commerce in Africa.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper-growth company operating an e-commerce platform that powers a range of products that are sold for our own account. Our aim is to continue pioneering e-commerce in South Africa and Africa by providing the most relevant online solutions and buying experience available.

The position reports to the National Compliance and Continuous Improvement Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:

SHE Management

  • Implementing and maintaining the SHE management system within the business unit
  • Ensuring that SHE files are up to date and information is accurate
  • Ensuring that SHE appointments are done and kept up to date as per the appointment plan
  • Identify SHE risks within the business unit, reporting and mitigating these risks
  • Updating emergency response and evacuation plans
  • Coordinating evacuation drills
  • Identification and management of hazardous and dangerous goods
  • Ensuring the facility permits and certificates of compliance are up to date
  • Coordinating the monitoring and measuring plan
  • Coordinating monthly SHE inspections against the inspection plan
  • Conducting weekly and monthly toolbox talks
  • Coordinating training in accordance with the training requirements
  • Prepare for and assist with internal and external SHE audits
  • Scheduling and coordinating SHE surveys
  • Reporting on and recording of SHE non-conformances
  • Reporting of and following up on injuries on duty
  • Reporting of the business unit SHE compliance monthly

Blue Area Management

  • Implementing and maintaining the blue area SOP
  • Ensuring that blue area layouts conform to the SOP
  • Ensuring that blue area chairpersons conduct meetings in accordance with the SOP
  • Updating of SHE and 5S templates weekly
  • Displaying related Wellness, 5S, and SHE information for the blue area

5S Management

  • Implementing and maintaining the 5S SOP
  • Ensuring that the 5S files are up to date and information is accurate
  • Assist with creating and implementing 5S standards
  • Coordinate the business unit 5S zone layout
  • Update and maintain the business unit 5S standards
  • Update and maintain the 5S standards register
  • Coordinate daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual 5S audits as per the audit plan
  • Coordinate red tag events within the business unit
  • Conduct 5S training initiatives within the business unit
  • Report on and assist with the closing of 5S non-conformities
  • Assist with maintaining red-tag areas
  • Compiling and reporting on 5S dashboards as per the SOP

Attributes required:

  • Be punctual
  • Having excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Being reliable and trustworthy
  • Having good concentration
  • Having interpersonal abilities
  • Having knowledge about routes and geography
  • Being able to work under pressure
  • Must have a sound grasp of computers and the various, commonly used programs
  • Being able to meet deadlines
  • Having good communication skills
  • Have a good grasp of admin work
  • Must be able to lead from the front
  • Have a clean driving and criminal record
  • Be of sober habits
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed


  • Minimum of Grade 12
  • A diploma in Health and Safety would be advantageous

The Environment:

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, and 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.
SHERQ Administrator - Takealot South Africa