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Graduate Planner

dotactiv · 17 days ago

We want to invest in high-potential graduates who have little to no work experience and will dedicate their time

to intense category planning learning for three months. After completing all interaction exam/s and assessments,

we will allocate you to one of our customer accounts. Once you have proven yourself successfully on the job, we

will complete a salary review.

This role is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has recently completed their studies and wants to kickstart

a career in the retail technology sector.


At DotActiv, we pride ourselves on providing the global retail market with high-quality category management

software and advisory services that improve the in-store shopping experience for everyone.

Our deeply integrated all-in-one category management software reduces the complexity of the interdependent

nature of data-driven clustering, assortment, floor and shelf planning. Meanwhile, our talented people and highly

refined processes enable us to deliver stress-free speed to impact with unrivalled convenience and efficiency.

With DotActiv, you get integrated all-in-one software that empowers you with unrivalled support, regular

updates and proactive monthly guidance from our customer success team.


Now that you know what you can expect from us, it’s time to unpack what you can expect from this job.

As a Graduate Planner working at DotActiv, your dedicated learning focus will include:

  • DotActiv Mastery Levels - mastering our full software product suite;
  • Advanced Merchandising and Display Techniques;
  • Introduction to Retail;
  • Introduction to Category Management;
  • Account Development;
  • Job shadowing and on-the-job learning;
  • Leadership short courses; and
  • Business Process training.
  • After your training, you should be able to do the following:

  • Create strategic assortment plans;
  • Design data-driven floor space plans;
  • Plan and build data-driven shelf plans;
  • Conduct floor and space plan analytical reviews;
  • Build ranging reports and category analytical reviews;
  • Maximise customer and category performance by considering category strategies and plans, product
  • financial performance, shopper psychology and aesthetic appeal; and

  • Support, advise and guide retail customers where required.
  • You’ll have access to DotActiv’s all-in-one category management software to complete all of the above.



    In our quest to find the right candidate to fill the critical position of category planner, we need to ensure they

    have the required skills to perform the job.

    We have broken the required skills into three parts: Education Skills, Knowledge and Computer Skills; and Soft


    Skills And Requirements

  • A Consumer Science, Commerce degree or similar degree at a recognised and accredited university;
  • A good understanding of English (You must be able to speak, read and write at a business proficiency
  • level); and

  • While not required, experience in a retail or service environment is advantageous.
  • A valid driver’s licence and vehicle are required as you may need to travel to meet with clients.
  • A working laptop using Microsoft Windows. DotActiv software operates on the Microsoft Windows
  • platform. We do offer a laptop allowance included in your CTC.

    Knowledge and Computer Skills

  • Computer literate with special attention to:
  • - Intermediate MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and

    - Google G-Suite/Google Docs for business.

  • Understand the computer packages and systems currently used by DotActiv and customers (we provide
  • all the necessary training).

    Soft Skills

  • You must have excellent oral communication skills;
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • You must have a high capacity to represent the DotActiv brand;
  • You must have a high degree of internal client engagement;
  • You must have the ability to multitask;
  • You must be able to remain attentive in an often busy environment;
  • You must be naturally calm and focused;
  • You must be a team player;
  • You must be versatile enough if participation in other types of activities is required.
  • Benefits

    Too often, we’ve come across job offers that focus first on what they expect from their applicants without thinking

    about the person who intends to apply. That’s not what you’ll find with DotActiv. As our vision clearly states, we

    aim to exceed the expectations of our staff.

    Here’s what you can expect from DotActiv when joining the team as a Graduate Planner:

    We will invest deeply in your learning and development;

    Your Cost to Company will be R10k;

    You will dedicate focus to learning for up to three months;

    Upon passing your interaction exam and course assessments, we will deploy you as a Shelf Planner;

    We will have a salary review with you once your deployment has proven to be a success;

    You will have the opportunity to upskill yourself in any field that adds value to your current position;

    We offer you a transparent job grading system; and

    We offer you a developmental path specific to your circumstances, allowing you to track your progress

    Commitment To Balance Out DotActiv’s Investment:
    To balance out the investment of your three-month training, we have attached a cost of training agreement.
    • This means that you undertake not to resign for a period of three years from the date of your successful deployment.
    • If this agreement is not upheld, you will be liable to repay the total actual value sponsored (or the pro-rata amount that was not yet worked back within the three-year period - R1667* each month still owing)immediately on termination of service.

    Last updated on May 27, 2024

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