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Manager Branch

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
35000 to
October 06, 2018

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Surname Foster

First Name Neville

Nationality South African

Identity Number 690-***-**** 087

Drivers Licence Code 08

Gender Male

Marital Status Engaged

E-Mail Address

Home Language English

Other Languages Afrikaans (Fluent)

Residential Address 8 Lotus Street



Health Status Excellent

Contact Number 072-***-****

School Attended (1987) Bedforview High School

Grade Attained Matric

Tertiary Education (1993) Damelin

Diploma obtained Production and Supervision

Company AS Transmissions and Steerings

Department Administration

Position Receiving Manager

Duration March 1988 to September 1997

Reason for Leaving Retrenched

Company Galleria Pharmacy

Department Retail

Position Assistant Manager

Duration October 1997 to 30 May 2001

Reason for Leaving Better Opportunities

Company Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Department Retail

Position Branch Manager (Heidelberg and Springs)

Duration 1 June 2001 to 15 May 2018

Reason for Leaving Investigating opening my own business

Pertinent Information

During the 17 years at Dis-Chem, I was actively involved in store development and opening of new stores. Namely; Northgate, Boksburg North, Farramere, Parkmeadows, Secunda, Heidelberg and Springs. Responsibilities included design of store layouts and defining optimal stock placement for merchandising. I actively defined stock levels and placed the necessary pre-opening orders on the warehouse and suppliers. Managed the teams that were utilised to open the store. Liason with Directors on store opening progress. Adherence to deadlines as defined by the project plan.

Management of a staff compliment of 54 in Heidelberg and 74 in Springs.

Managing of stock levels at product level and placing daily orders on Warehouse and Suppliers.

Perform daily floor walks to ensure merchandising standards where correct.

Management of the administration and back office team.

Management of Storeroom staff as well as merchandising standards in the Storeroom.

Industrial Relations including performing Initiator and Chairperson Roles.

Attend CCMA to represent the company.

Marketing of the store’s both in the centre and outside.

Supplier relations to assist in promoting their products.

Customer complaint resolution to ensure complete client satisfaction.

Analysis of financial records on a monthly basis to ensure optimal profitability of the store.

Analysis of yearly turnover to forecast the next financial year’s budgets.

Managing and conducting of yearly full store stock counts.

Managing and conducting daily stock counts based on stock outages.

Close liaison with the Dispensary Manager regarding Service and Stock.

Rostering staff in terms of peak trading periods. Ensuring adequate service levels.

Conducting floor walks with directors on their monthly visit.

Strong Knowledge of all SAP modules.

Strong knowledge of Unisolve.

Strong knowledge of KRONOS (Staff scheduling and Staff movement tracking software).

Company Dis-Chem

Contact Person Mr. Brennan Marais

Position Regional Admin Manager

Telephone No 071-***-****

Company Dis-Chem

Contact Person Mr. Jonathan Byrne

Position Regional Operations Manager

Telephone No 071-***-****

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