SPAR Group Jobs Vacancies as Operations Manager - Corporate Stores 2023


SPAR Group Jobs Vacancies as Operations Manager - Corporate Stores 2023

Position summary

Industry: Wholesale & Retail Trade

Job category: Operations Management

Location: Nelspruit

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration: Market Related

EE position: Yes


SPAR Lowveld, a division of The SPAR Group Ltd. is recruiting for the Operations Manager – Corporate Stores, at its Distribution Centre, located in Nelspruit.

Job description

The purpose of this position is drive top line growth and profitability of stores owned and/or managed by SPAR Lowveld, whilst developing best practices and building a flexible structure that can accommodate new stores as and when required.

Key Performance Areas:

Business Management

  • Provide a business management service, setting and coordinating action plans to improve performance of underperforming stores. Focus on improving profitability through:
  • Growing sales
  • Optimising gross profit
  • Use analytical methods to understand, predict and enhance business processes 
  • Analyse and accurately interpret store performance statistics and benchmarks to identify root causes of poor financial performance and develop action plans to improve this 
  • Optimise power usage in stores 
  • Negotiate leases and minimise rental payments
  • Optimise staff costs
  • Cost Control 
  • Benchmark costs against the current view of best practice and aim to, at a minimum:
  • Reduce shrinkage 
  • Establish best practices and ensure that these are rolled out across all stores in the portfolio 
  • Preparation and ownership of all store budgets 
  • Present and discuss the performance of the portfolio of stores to senior management on a monthly basis 
  • Develop and execute the operational strategy for the portfolio of stores 
  • Identify opportunities for sales growth across all formats 
  • Ensure that controls are in place and are being consistently applied, including the following:
  • Stock controls (stock take, analysis, and management) 
  • Cash Management
  • GRV
  • Drive the SPAR customer service initiative 
  • Introduction of visual management tools to monitor strategic execution 
  • Champion innovation by identifying opportunities and translating these into actionable and profitable projects 
  • Manage all contracts and seek legal advice where required
  • Ensure adherence to legal compliance requirements
  • Ensure that store standards are upheld according to SPAR specifications and the respective hygiene and store standard audits
  • Liaise and assist with any corporate store launches and revamps by communicating regularly with all relevant parties
  • Perform operational due diligence steps required for any potential acquisitions


  • Work with the HR function to ensure adequate HR oversight in portfolio stores and that issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively 
  • Attract, select, develop, and retain outstanding store managers 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with various stakeholders 
  • Efficient leadership of store management teams to ensure delivery of functional targets 
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the store managers
  • Develop a culture of excellence and drive accountability at all levels 
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders regarding streamlining the business and creating opportunities for profitability and innovation 



  • Matric 
  • Business Management Degree/Diploma 
  • 5 years retail management experience at Store Management / ROM / DC level with a high level of retail business knowledge 
  • Understanding of retail management accounting and administrative principles 
  • Sound knowledge of retail legal/compliance and commercial requirements 
  • Sound financial and numeracy skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills 
  • Highly motivated, focused, and driven individual that is goal oriented and passionate 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • High level of knowledge of computerised retail management systems 
  • Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint

You are welcome to submit possible applications. Remember, you really must first apply the requirements (SPAR Group Jobs Vacancies as Operations Manager - Corporate Stores 2023). This variable will determine whether you are a viable candidate or not. Please see the qualification conditions provided below if you wish to double-check your credentials. it will be great if you complete everything in the following list if you want to stand a chance of passing your selection.


Please really application attention to the completeness of the application that will be sent to the selection committee is complete according to the requirements that have been set, in order to allow candidates to get the opportunity with what was expected.


How To Apply: SPAR Group Jobs Vacancies as Operations Manager - Corporate Stores 2023

It is recommended for those of you who want to register to really application attention to the requirements that have been determined, in order to get a better chance.

SPAR Group Jobs Vacancies as Operations Manager - Corporate Stores 2023 reserves the right to offer or refuse employment to anyone at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. The decision of the committee is final and all parties involved in the recruitment process.

It is possible to guarantee that your application is protected as possible to register. However, this does not guarantee immediate success and is only designed to provide you with a stable position during the recruitment process.

Remember, incomplete applications will not be accepted by the selection committee. Candidates who submit their applications after the stated deadline will not be considered. All submissions submitted after the deadline, regardless of their substance, will be discarded without further consideration.

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