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DotActiv is Hiring: A Summary of Our Retail Career Opportunities

Darren Gilbert
by Darren Gilbert on Oct 27, 2017 3:45:48 PM

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DotActiv has been around since 1990. Back then, we employed a handful of people and serviced very few clients. In 2001 we became the first to market with a data-driven category management software platform. All the while, we continued to hire more people and grew our client base to the point that today, we have just over 50 employees servicing clients in more than 20 countries.

And we’re still growing. In fact, we have to. We’ve reached a point in our company history where we need to expand to meet the needs of our clients.

Who are our customers? Our customers are either retailers or suppliers and their main objectives are to increase performance while improving in-store experiences. That’s where our all-in-one category management solution helps by creating localised product assortments and data-driven product layouts. Sometimes this includes advisory services and even managed services.

Below is a rundown of all of our retail career opportunities. If you are looking to build your retail career or are looking for retail jobs, and you believe any of our openings matches your interests and skillset, we want to hear from you. Like yesterday.

C# Software Developer

As a C# Software Developer at DotActiv, you’ll have the chance to stamp your own creativity on your work. In fact, all of our software developers have a say over product decisions at DotActiv. That’s because we believe they can offer far more than just the code they write that’s in-line with development specifications.

Job description and role

Interested in applying and not sure of what to expect? Here you go: You’ll be responsible for building C# applications, which can include anything from back-end services to their client-end counterparts.

Since your primary responsibilities will include designing and developing these applications, you must be committed to collaborative problem-solving, sophisticated design, and quality end products.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Translating application storyboards;
  • Designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable C# code;
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions to them; and
  • Helping to maintain code quality, organisation, and automatisation.

This position is based at our Somerset West office, which is 45km outside of Cape Town.

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C++ Software Developer 

While some of the products that we offer at DotActiv are written in other languages, our main category management software - DotActiv Lite, Pro, and Enterprise - is written in C++.

That means we are uniquely positioned to offer you exposure if you’re a C++ Software Developer looking for an opportunity to hit the ground running. We’ve even written about the fact that because our application is written C++, our customers get a competitive edge.

Job description and role

As a C++ Software Developer at DotActiv, you’ll get to write code for retailers and suppliers from across the world (We have clients in 20 countries and counting). You’ll be able to dress how you want and, as stated above, have the ability to stamp your own creativity on developments.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Translating application storyboards and use cases into function applications;
  • Designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable C++ code;
  • Ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications; and
  • Identifying bottlenecks and bugs, and devising solutions for them.

This position is based at our Somerset West office, which is 45km outside of Cape Town.

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Retail Space Planner

 A space planner is essentially someone who is responsible for deciding which products to place on the shelf, and where to position, as well as determining how much space each must get. It sounds simple and straightforward. From certain angles it is. But it’s also vital to retailer success. 

Why? Since all retailers are looking to drive sales and improve the overall shopping experience of their customers, they need help. And that is where a space planner can play a part. Interested in retail career opportunities such this? Then keep reading.

Job description and role

As a space planner, your role will include, among other things, communicating with retailers and suppliers, analysing data, and building planograms.

Interested in finding out what a day in the life looks like as a space planner at DotActiv? Then it’s worth reading this.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Producing assortment plans;
  • Producing floor space plans;
  • Producing shelf space plans (Planograms);
  • Floor and space plan analytical reviews; and
  • Maximising both customer and category performance by considering category strategies and plans.

This position is based at our Germiston office, which is 14km outside of Johannesburg.

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Account Advisor (Sales)

DotActiv doesn’t adhere to the traditional sales practices. You know, those methods that include multiple cold calls and attempts at manipulating people into buying products. That’s because those days are over. Also, we don’t believe in those methods.

Instead, we follow a marketing and sales methodology that helps customers, offering them a solution to a problem that they have.

Job description and role

To thrive as an account advisor at DotActiv, you’d need to be coachable, curious, have prior success, and a strong work ethic.

Of course, we’ll provide you with everything you need to be a success. That includes providing you with a minimum number of leads each month, product and inbound sales training, and best-in-class sales enablement tools.

Your responsibilities will include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing authentic and personalised help to qualified leads;
  • Conducting engaging online software demonstrations;
  • Meeting your monthly sales target;
  • Managing relationships with customers with the goal of growing your existing accounts; and
  • Signing new customers.

This position is based at our Somerset West office, which is 45km outside of Cape Town.

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Paid Software Development Internship

Mention the word ‘internship’ and you’re bound to come across stories of people who have had horrible experiences where they were either taken advantage of or not paid. Or even both.

But that’s not what happens at DotActiv when we talk about internships. We offer a paid internship. And it’s not peanuts. We pay our software developer interns up to R18 000 per month.

Here’s a more in-depth breakdown of our Software Development Internship Programme.

Job description and role

To qualify for our internship programme, you need to either have a software development related degree or diploma or be close to finishing one.

What you can expect to gain from this internship:

  • On-the-job training and mentorship from our team;
  • Valuable hands-on experience;
  • Earn credits for your degree or diploma; and
  • A chance to gain full-time employment at DotActiv.

This internship is anywhere between 6 months and 2 years long and is based at our Somerset West office, which is 45km outside of Cape Town.

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Paid Marketing and Sales Internship

As mentioned above, the sales playbook has changed. People (and companies) don’t want to be harassed with solutions to problems they don’t have. Instead, they want companies who will listen to them first and sell second.

As part of our marketing and sales internship programme, you’ll have an opportunity to see our methodology up close and personal.

Job description and role:

To qualify for our internship programme, you need to either have a marketing or sales degree or diploma or be close to finishing one.

What you can expect to gain from this internship:

  • On-the-job training and mentorship from our team;
  • Valuable hands-on experience;
  • Earn credits for your degree or diploma; and
  • A chance to gain full-time employment at DotActiv.

This internship is anywhere between 6 months and 2 years long and is based at our Somerset West office, which is 45km outside of Cape Town.

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Conclusion:

If you are interested in applying to any of the aboveour retail career opportunities at DotActiv, you’re welcome to visit our Careers page here or contact us to find out more.

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