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Job Title: DC Champion

Location: Johannesburg Warehouse, 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 the Department Manager – Outbound

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • 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 and 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 team are resolved timeously
  • Conduct daily group meetings and escalate any issues arising from it.
  • Shift work when required.
  • Understand all the aspects and processes related to Inbound.

Attributes Required:

  • Have a detailed understanding of warehouse management systems
  • Problem solving skills required
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer-focused working environment.
  • Possess excellent personal organization and business administration skills in accordance with modern best practice methods.
  • Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • Possess the 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 equal qualification
  • Tertiary qualification advantageous
  • Have 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 Extra Ordinary 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 strive 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 challenge 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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