Supplement AND Vitamin Consultant - Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited, Port Elizabeth

  • Port Elizabeth
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Call Centre, Sales
  • Posted by Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited on Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Reference: 12756
  • Apply before Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 20 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Dis-Chem Pharmacies' requires the services of a reputable Health Focus Consultants specialising in Vitamins and Supplements for their store in Baywest Mall.
You will be responsible for effectively promoting and selling Dis-Chem Health Focus products through consistent customer service,

Minimum Requirements:


  • Grade 12 / Matric 

  • Minimum of 6 months’ sales experience in a Vitamins / Health environment

  • Strong command of the English language

  • Computer literate – MS Office

  • Sound numerical skills

  • Willing and able to work retail hours


  • Qualification in BSc Biomedicine and/or BSc Biotechnology, or relevant qualification within the health focus field

  • Sales experience in a retail environment

  • Experience in the health industry (vitamins, supplements or health foods)

  • Fluent in a 2nd language prominently spoken in the area

Job description:

  • Assist and advise customers, and ensure the highest levels of customer care and service are met

  • Assist with back shopping when requested to do so, to ensure the effective operation of the department and store

  • Keep merchandise displays in the health focus area stocked and faced up

  • Report all price discrepancies to management as they appear

  • Adhere to store layouts within the Health Department

  • Ensure broadsheet items are well displayed, merchandised, promoted and available

  • Implement promotional displays and merchandising material

  • Achieve monthly team, brand and vendor targets

  • Keep abreast with new products and product lines

  • Follow the Health Department’s administrative processes and procedures, including, but not limited to, weekly returns, stock control and monitoring of stock levels



  • Promotions and personal selling

  • Customer service

  • Strong command of the English language

  • Basic report analysis

  • Team player

  • Time management

  • Honest and trustworthy


  • Product knowledge and stock control

  • Bilingual

Special conditions of employment:

  • Willing and able to work retail hours

  • Able and physically fit for walking, standing, climbing, kneeling, bending, and pushing, pulling lifting and moving objects

  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport

  • South African citizen

  • Clear credit and criminal records

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market-related salary + commission

  • 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.