Irvin & Johnson Limited: Graduate Trainee Retail

Posted on :

7 Dec, 2011

Category :

Graduate Jobs in South Africa, Retail Jobs in South Africa

The roots of Irvin & Johnson Limited (I&J) are steeped in the history of South Africa’s trawling industry. From its modest beginnings, Irvin & Johnson has established itself as South Africa’s leading fishing company and multi-national processor and marketer of an extensive range of branded frozen and chilled convenience foods.

Role Description:

I&J are looking for a confident Graduate to train up in the Marketing Department. This challenging opportunity exists for a dynamic graduate, with good interpersonal skills. This developmental position will be a wonderful opportunity for somebody that is a go getter.

Key Performance Areas: 

  • General assistance to the retail marketing team
  • Management and control of stocks for all retail portfolios
  • Liaison with production units and procurement
  • Management and control of stocks for all retail portfolios
  • Sales forecast and measurement of accuracy for all retail portfolios
  • Business warehouse expert
  • SAP expert
  • Synovate reporting and data manipulation expert
  • Analysis and interpretation of research data
  • Analysis and interpretation of internal sales data and provision of exception reports
  • Accurate  recording and recon’s of the advertising spend accounts for the retail marketing team
  • Where delegated promotional and in store activations


  • Strong numeric ability
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills


  • Competent in MS Office
  • Business acumen

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in marketing

This advertisement serves to attract suitable, qualified candidates directly from the market. Group Internal Recruitment within AVI seeks to reduce the reliance on external recruitment agencies with the exception of preferred recruitment partners.  Agencies wanting to be considered as a preferred recruitment partner should apply on line on the AVI website by clicking on the careers link and then recruitment agencies.

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