As the largest food retailer in Africa, Shoprite operates 2,843 stores in 15 countries in the African continent. This includes Shoprite outlets in the Indian Ocean Islands. In 2018, the retail giant employed 147,478 individuals. Shoprite’s corporate headquarters is located in Western Cape, South Africa. As a publicly listed company, Shoprite Holdings Ltd. trades in the Johannesburg Stock Exhange and owns secondary listings in the Zambian and Namibian Stock Exchange.
Shoprite started out in 1979. Its outlet in Namibia opened in 1990. The company expanded rapidly and acquired a good number of retail chains such as Checkers and distributor Sentra, to mention a few. The acquisition enabled the company to venture into franchising later on. It also bought OK Bazaars from South African Breweries, 146 adding furniture stores and 157 supermarkets while saving over 14,000 jobs.
In 2018, Shoprite managed to rank 94th in Deloitte Global Powers of Retail Report of the biggest retailers in the world and is 62 spots ahead of its closest rival. In addition, the Shoprite Group was able to improve total turnover to R145.3 billion, which is 3.1% higher in the 12 months of testing trading conditions. The company also posted a 2.7% positive volume growth and a 3.3% growth in customer base.
Logistics / Supply Chain Graduate Programme
The Shoprite Group’s Logistics/Supply Chain graduate programme is actively searching for qualified graduates to join the leading brand in consumer goods retail in Africa in the area of distribution and relevant activities.
Successful applicants can look forward to a challenging and equally rewarding career as a Logistics/Supply Chain officer in the biggest consumer goods retailer in the African continent.
Requirements or Eligibility
To qualify for the graduate programme, applicants must possess the following minimum requirements:
- Completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Quantitative Management, Logistics, Operational Research, Industrial Engineering or other allied degree or qualification
- A South African citizen
- A valid ID
How to Apply
Qualified applicants are instructed to go to Shoprite’s website and create an account to be able to apply for the graduate programme. Be ready to upload your most current CV and other credentials.
Click the below link to access Shoprite’s online application page or you can opt to sign in using your LinkedIn account.
Opening and Closing Dates
Shoprite will be reviewing applications until 14 November 2018.
Click on the link below to send your enquiry.
They can also be reached using these contact details:
PO Box 215
Tel: +27 (0) 21 980 4000
Fax: +27 (0) 21 980 405