graphic design

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for product and people
  • Knowledge of design
  • packages like Illustrator /
    Photoshop  / Indesign / Acrobat 
  • Tertiary Education in
    Graphic / Clothing /
    Industrial Design
If you have a keen eye for design and an innovative and creative mind then you will thrive in this fast paced environment! Keeping up with current fashion trends, market demands and showing great attention to detail is all part of your daily working environment. It’s vibey, it’s dynamic, it’s creative and it’s rewarding. If this tickles your fancy, then a  Graphic Designer is what you need to be.

As a Graphic Designer you’ll be working in a team on various projects, including product development (for example, designing a T-shirt or duvet cover print), branding and promotion design. A designer will also research trends, working closely with the trend forecaster and trend documentation in order to produce the latest and hottest designs in the market.

accounting / finance

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Organisational ability
  • Commitment to deadlines
  • Performance under pressure
  • Tertiary Qualification in Bachelor of Commerce with Articles or CIMA and 3 - 5 years experience
Numbers… And lots of them! Keeping the ledger book ticking over and ensuring that the bottom line balances.It’s a meticulous and demanding job, so if you have an analytical mind, pay careful attention to detail and have a passion for numbers, then this is the role for you.

A Financial Accountant manages the financial team to ensure that all checks and balances are kept in line. They prepare financial accounts, monthly management accounts and monthly VAT calculations and reports. They also have the responsibility of creating and administering budgets as well as managing large sums of money on a daily basis.  

marketing

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Customer focus
  • Creativity, innovation and energy
  • Commitment to a team
  • Efficiency
  • Tertiary Qualification in Marketing
The advertising world is crazy and fast-paced, but it’s heaps of fun and very rewarding. If you love a challenge, have a keen eye for detail, fashion and a desire to always be ahead of your competitors…then Marketing is where you need to be!

In Marketing there will be a combination of working closely with advertising agencies  as well as your team and buyers to plan and arrange what products we want advertised and where. You will book all the advertising space for all forms of media including TV, Radio, Print and Online. Basically, you will plan all the marketing for the brand and are also involved in events such as the Elle New Talent Search, Mr Price Pro, fashion events such as the 031 Fashion experience as well as Sharks branded events to name a few.  

operations

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • High energy levels
  • Exceptional customer focus
  • Strong team orientation
  • Great communication skills
  • Natural flair for fashion
  • Grade 12 Qualification
There’s a wonderful world of fun and fashion out there, where you get to interact with all different kinds of people, from all walks of life, on a daily basis. If you are full of energy, have a great sense of style and are great with people, then operations is the place for you.

Working in our stores you will be involved in everything from merchandising and housekeeping, to assisting customers with purchases to achieve our sales targets. It can be a challenging job, but one with loads of potential for growth. Start off working as a Store Associate and work through the ranks to eventually becoming a Store Manager. Once you have succeeded in that role, your next step would be to oversee a couple of stores as an Area Manager and then ultimately take the reign as an Operations Manager.  

logistics / supply chain

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Creative yet logical thinking
  • An analytical mind
  • Flexibility
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • The ability to deliver on deadlines
  • Tertiary Qualification in Supply Chain / Logistics
Making sure that all the product arrives on time, to everyone, everywhere. That is the challenge that faces our logistics team every day. If you are naturally process driven, but flexible enough to adapt to an exciting and ever-changing business environment, then logistics is where you need to be.

As part of the Logistics team you will be involved in inbound and outbound logistics, developing and improving processes whilst working closely with suppliers, buyers, planners, operations and support teams. Your aim is to get the best product to our customers in the most cost effective and time efficient manner. Within the Mr Price Group there are just under 1000 stores stretching into Africa, and 17 000 associates who rely on logistics to make their lives more efficient… now that’s an awesome challenge.  

visual merchandising

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Innovative spirit
  • Focused and deadline driven
  • A love to be challenged
  • An eye for detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and
  • strong team orientation
  • Knowledge of design packages like Illustrator / Photoshop / adobe
  • Tertiary Qualification in Graphic Design or a background in Merchandising
If you love fashion, expanding your creativity and innovative ideas, interacting with people and are not afraid to be on the move and on your feet all day, then  Visual Merchandising is where your need to be.

As a Visual Merchandiser you will liaise with buyers and planners in order to create a visual merchandise guide. You’ll design and collate information for the guide, as well as assist with communications to stores regarding window displays and merchandising and opening of new stores. A visual merchandiser also handles special projects such as enhancement of visual merchandising in stores. Basically, you ensure that our customers are presented with an absolutely amazing shopping experience every time they enter our stores.

merchandise planning

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • See the big picture
  • Being results orientated
  • Creative thinking
  • Being cool under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Tertiary Education in
    B Comm or similar
Making sales and making things happen! That’s what being a merchandise planner is all about. Knowing when, where and how much. If you’re good with numbers, can think on your feet and are able to multi-task like it’s nobody’s business, then being a Merchandise Planner is the job for you.

A Merchandise Planner ensures the financial direction of the product strategy. Making sure that each and every store has enough [of the right] stock, at the right sizes.They work very closely with the Merchandise Buyer, because they plan and manage how the buyer spends the budget. Essentially, they control the budget and manage the supply chain, as well as analyse how merchandise is performing across all the stores, across all seasons. Starting off as a trainee planner, you can eventually work your way up to become a fully-fledged Merchandise Planner handling your own portfolio.

location planning

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • See the big picture
  • Being results orientated
  • Creative thinking
  • Being cool under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Tertiary Education in
    B Comm or similar
Think you are good at making a plan? A Location Planner is someone who enjoys working with numbers, budget and has a real interest in understanding why customers enjoy purchasing certain products depending on where they happen to be shopping. They understand product and attempt to grasp their selling patterns.
 
In this role you are a key member of the team as you help provide guidance and planning that will ultimately affect how much product is sold. You would have to be able to analyze past trends and also look into your crystal ball and forecast what the sales demand will be. If you are analytical, enjoy pressure and are keen on working and guiding teammates who are more creatively inclined then come and join us. 

merchandise buying

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • An eye for trends and the
    hottest fashion
  • Creativity and
    forward thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of competitors
    and trends
  • Think big and use initiative
  • Cool under pressure
  • Tertiary Education in Fashion
    Design / Fashion / Production /
    Textiles / Interior Design /
    Industrial Design or similar
If working in a fast-paced, creative environment, that keeps you on your toes 24/7 is where you see yourself heading, then this  is the career path for you. If you can balance creativity with a keen business mind, then you’re in the right place for sure. If you have your finger on the pulse  of today’s modern consumer trends, then being a Merchandise Buyer is for you.

A Merchandise Buyer searches for and purchases the hottest commercial products for the SouthAfrican market. Every season, they decide what lines don’t. They then select ranges for the season that they know are current and appealing to the target market. It’s all about analysing trends, knowing what your competitors are doing and then delivering the hottest product at affordable prices into the homes of our customers.

Starting off as a trainee buyer, you can eventually work your way up to become a fully- fledged Merchandise Buyer handling your own portfolio.

human resources

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Empathy
  • Ability to deal with conflict
  • Fairness
  • Excellent people skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Tertiary Qualification in
    Human Resources
Communication is the key to a healthy and successful working environment. If you’re good with people, are a great listener and really understand human dynamics, then Human Resources is for you.
 
Human Resources involves a number of tasks ranging from recruitment and placement of staff to industrial relations, staff welfare, employee benefits, psychometry, internal communications and training and development. You will also be involved in the development and implementation of various people initiatives including our performance management process. You are the person that ensures that policies and procedures on benefits are communicated as well as ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. You’ll manage, develop and implement BEE and skills development goals and plans. In the Mr Price Group the Human Resources department has a very unique culture and they are known as the People Team. So, as long as you are passionate about people, this is the right department for you to be working in.

trend forcasting

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • An extensive knowledge of trends across the business
  • Attention to detail
  • Tertiary Qualification in Fashion / Design
  • A keen eye for fashion
  • Fresh Ideas
  • Self motivation
  • Ability to express yourself clearly
  • Ability to develop ranges
If you always tend to be the trendiest person on the street, are fashion-forward and have your finger firmly on the pulse of international trends, then  Trend Forecasting is for you.
 
A Trend Forecaster sets the steps in motion for the buying process, informing the buyer as to what’s going to become a best seller in the market. At the beginning of every season they research trends, looks, styles, colours and fabrics and then interpret those trends into ranges, which our customers will love. They need to be experts in what is happening on the international scene, by working at the forefront of the retail fashion industry, while travelling internationally to London, New York and Paris in order to view the latest trends in world fashion.
 

audit 

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Attention to detail
  • A logical and analytical mind
  • Great with figures
  • Tertiary Qualification in BComm Accounting
Getting to the bottom of things and having an inquiring mind is what drives the people in our Auditing Department. If you have an analytical mind, are a great problem-solver and don’t mind a little number crunching, then Audit is where you need to be.

As an Auditor, you will be responsible for performing and documenting risk-based internal audits, drafting internal audit reports and presenting audit findings to relevant management in accordance with specified standards. These positions are based at either our Head Office or in our stores across the country.
There are also opportunities within the Quality Department, who are responsible for auditing the quality of stock and packaging delivered to the depot.

business analysis

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Attention to detail
  • A logical and analytical mind
  • Great with figures
  • Tertiary Qualification in Bachelor of Social Science with Statistics / Mathematics 
Identifying certain problems and finding workable solutions within a large and very dynamic business model. That is the challenge that faces our analysts. If you’re up for the task, can think on your feet and are detail orientated, then you need to get into  Analysis.
 
There are a number of different types of analysts within Mr Price Group. We have Data Analysts who are primarily responsible for forensic investigations, analytics and continuous auditing. They identify key risks, evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, analyse root causes and recommend practical, business-minded solutions to those identified risks.
 
We also have Risk Analysts in our Financial Services Department who are responsible for developing and reviewing the Group credit application scorecards, processes & plans in line with the Group strategy.

quality 

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A keen eye for fashion
  • People skills
  • Understanding of garment
    and product construction
  • Tertiary Qualification inTextiles / Garment / Technology / Fashion
Nothing beats great quality for great value! That is the Mr Price Group’s philosophy. If you take pride in your work, have a keen eye for detail and fashion as well as great communication and problem solving skills, then you need to be a  Quality Technologist.
 
The role of a Quality Technologist is to check the quality and construction of samples as well as audit the quality of stock and packaging.
 
They are constantly liaising and giving feedback to suppliers, buyers and the quality department regarding quality issues. A Quality Technologist works alongside our buyers, discussing fit and garment construction and suggesting alternative methods to improve the overall quality of our products.

digital / e-commerce

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Confidence
  • Customer Focus 
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge of design packages
  • Interest in social media
  • Knowledge of HTML / CSS / JavaScript
  • Tertiary Education in Graphic or Web Design
If you are constantly online and tapped into the digital world, you have a passion for selling product, thrive on deadlines and are a bit of a techno junkie. Then a role within the E-commerce team is for you. This area is constantly evolving we have graphic designers, web integrators, web designers and online community managers and a couple of other roles that until recently we never even knew existed…
 
This is an exciting part of our business that operates on a global scale with customers from around the globe. You will have to work within a team that is learning something new every day and breaking new ground. The team is constantly evolving and interpreting new online trends and customer feedback, if you love to think on your feet and be a pioneer then this space is for you!

information technology

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Logical and analytical thinking
  • Work well under pressure
  • Self motivation
  • A Tertiary qualification inInformation Technology
If you are a problem solver, are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep up with the ever-evolving technology revolution, then Systems and I.T. is the place for you.

The Mr Price Group’s Systems Department is responsible for developing and maintaining connectivity within the business, and amongst other things, ensures daily communication to in excess of 17 000 associates. Every day, you’ll work closely with graphic designers and flash developers while you design, manage and update over 7 divisional websites.

We are unique in the way that the Systems team also singlehandedly runs I.T. initiatives on numerous events such as all the timings and registration for the Comrades marathon or filming and live streaming of the Mr Price Pro to over 4 million viewers. We are also becoming very active across various social media platforms.

Our Systems Department is full of many different opportunities, from becoming a Systems Developer where you will create applications and database structures to Networking and Web Design.

financial services

WHAT YOU NEED…
  • Highly motivated
  • Well spoken
  • Analytical
  • Efficient
  • Grade 12 Qualification
They say cash is king…we’re not so sure. If you enjoy dealing with figures and interacting with customers in unique and novel ways, then you may find our financial services team is for you.
 
We don’t just sell home ware and apparel in stores we also offer a wide range of financial services, benefits and insurance products to our loyal customers. And we strive to offer these products to new customers as well. So, if you think you have what it takes, you understand credit, enjoy a fast pace and love to sell products then our financial team could be a fit for you.