Driver - Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: General, Retail
  • Posted by Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited on Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Reference: 11621
  • Apply before Friday, March 13, 2020 - 22 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Dis-Chem Pharmacies require a Driver for their Claremont store in Western Cape region. You will be responsible for delivering goods to customers in a timely, productive and professional manner

Minimum Requirements:


  • Grade 12 / Matric

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Willing and able to work retail hours and/or shifts


  • Previous experience in a similar role

Job Description:

  • Safely transport products to customer locations in a timely, safe and courteous manner

  • Be open to learning the various dispatch functions

  • Ensure the correct products are delivered to the correct customer within the specified time

  • Ensure that fridge line deliveries are prioritised and transported using cooler boxes and cold packs

  • Use the shortest and most efficient route to the customer, and back to the store

  • Return back to the store immediately after delivery, so the vehicle can be utilised for a second or third delivery

  • Ensure that after completion of delivery, that the vehicle is repacked to prevent boxes from falling and damaging the stock or vehicle

  • Be fully accountable for all damages and losses through the delivery process

  • Provide special care when delivering fragile and hazardous products

  • Comply with minimum standards of efficiency and accuracy, in order to meet company standards

  • Follow delivery/pickup instructions from manager

  • Ensure that all collections/store returns / inter-branches are correctly checked, signed for and returned to the receiving area

  • Ensure all delivery paperwork is signed upon delivery

  • Ensure to have the correct names and addresses of customers

  • Ensure all invoices recorded on the delivery log sheet, are available and correctly recorded

  • Ensure all invoices are signed in the correct manner and to report any discrepancies to the relevant manager

  • Comply with the company vehicle policy at all times

  • Complete and maintain an accurate vehicle logbook

  • Process payments on all transactions via EFT and cash

  • Ensure that the vehicle is never unattended during the delivery process

  • Ensure the vehicle is clean and washed

  • Inspect the vehicle for any defects and safe operating conditions before, during and after trips; and report any concerns to the manager

  • Report on all accidents and incidents involving drivers or company equipment

  • Adhere to the road traffic rules and regulations as per the National Road Traffic Act

  • Be responsible for any traffic fines allocated to the vehicle you drive

  • Create effective and efficient relationships with internal and external customers to improve operating efficiencies

  • Establish long-term customer relationship through prompt and courteous service

  • Ensure professional behaviour when dealing with customers

  • Report customer complaints, compliments, requests to management, and provide feedback




  • Strong command of the English language

  • Presentable

  • Effective engagement with customers, management and staff

  • Trustworthy and honest

  • Time management


  • Bilingual

  • Report bad/suspicious behaviour relating to both staff and customers


Special conditions of employment:

  • Willing and able to work retail hours and/or shifts

  • Willing and able to work outdoors, and in various weather conditions

  • Able and physically fit to lift and move heavy boxes, and ensure health and safety standards are adhered to

  • Valid driver’s licence

  • Reliable transport and/or reside in close proximity to the store

  • South African citizen

  • Clear credit and criminal records


Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary

  • Medical aid

  • Provident fund

  • Staff account




Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.


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About Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Dis-Chem has been South Africa’s first choice in pharmacies since 1978, with our linked dispensaries, family clinics, non-pharmaceutical and comprehensive self-medication centres.

Our Head Office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg and we have over 150 stores spread across Southern Africa. We employ over 18 000 full-time and part-time employees, where we give our employees training to ensure that they have the greatest possible support to do their work and develop themselves as individuals.

As a leading specialist in beauty, healthy food, sport supplements, health and well-being, we offer the widest ranges in these categories and expert advice.

In 2016, Dis-Chem listed 27.5% on the JSE and it was the second largest IPO on the exchange. The Group is still managed by its original founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman being the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director respectively.

Our Loyalty Benefit Programme is one of the most highly rated loyalty programmes in South Africa as it offers unbeatable discounts.

We have been rated as the country's best pharmacy chain by Professional Management Review, have been voted as the Best Pharmacy, Best Medical Supply Store and Best Health Store in The Star Your Choice and Pretoria News Readers Survey.

We are a recipient of the Leisure Options Readers’ Choice Awards and in 2014, we were voted the best pharmacy brand by Readers Digest SA. We have been voted the coolest Health and Beauty Specialist in the 2016/2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

We have a vast network of devoted suppliers who assist in satisfying the needs of hundreds of customers on a daily basis.

Our social responsibility programme is managed through the Dis-Chem Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to provide care and support to improve the lives of individuals while relieving the burden on communities, family and friends.