takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Driver to join our team at our Distribution Centre in Johannesburg.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people with integrity to join us.
We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.
This position reports to the Driver Supervisor.
Your responsibilities will include :
Care for all vehicles and property at all times having due regard for all such property
Engage in pleasant and courteous interaction with members of the public whilst maintaining concentration on driving and road traffic conditions
Drive with the utmost safety and care to minimise the risk of road traffic accidents and hazards
When driving duties involve dialogue with customers and general public, ensure that they are shown the utmost courtesy, respect and consideration
Care for and ensure the economic use of company vehicles when driven
Be alert for traffic conditions and road congestion making appropriate changes to routes to avoid unnecessary delay. All changes must be communicated to the Fleet and Drivers management team prior to the route change
Avoid traffic fines and infringements by driving carefully and safely. Park in such a manner as to avoid both distress to others and parking fines and penalties.
Obey traffic laws, and follow established traffic and transportation procedures
Cleaning the exterior and interior of the vehicle and complete First and Last Parades on vehicle every day and report any defects or damage to vehicle
Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles immediately to management
Present bills and receipts, and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded
Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles
Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers; ensuring complete accuracy in parcels received and delivered, or in the process of being received or delivered
Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries
Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
Read maps, and follow written and verbal geographic directions
Use and maintain the tools and equipment found on commercial vehicles, such as weighing and measuring devices
Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to Fleet & Drivers management
Perform emergency repairs such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, and fuses when required
Adhere to all rules and regulations and SOP’s set out by the company
You are NOT authorised to accept returns from any branch without authorisation. Contact either the
Team Leader or Fleet and Drivers Manager to obtain authorisation prior acceptance
Vehicles must be refuelled at the end of each day after all deliveries have been made. No exceptions
Ensure timeous communication with management regarding any delays, route deviations and work related obstacles
The following speed limits must be strictly adhered to - 100km / h where speed limits are 120km / h, 70km / h in 80km / h, 60km / h in 70km / h and 50km / h in 60km / h zones.
Always ensure that your driving speed is 10km / h less than the speed limit indicated
Chain of Command - Use the chain of command at all times for any reportable issues
Any other duties as and when required by the Fleet and Drivers Management that are reasonably within the capabilities of the person and are aimed at achieving objectives and goals of the company
Attributes required : Be flexible
Having excellent driving skills
Being reliable and trustworthy
Having good concentration
Having interpersonal abilities
Having knowledge about routes and geography
Being able to work under pressure
Having awareness of safety procedures for goods loading and unloading processes
Being able to meet deadlines
Having good communication skills
Must be physically fit since the job requires extensive travelling, and carrying plenty of boxes. Must be able to stoop and lift at least 30kg
Must be able to follow instructions
Qualifications : Matric
3-5 years’ experience in driving within the courier industr
The Environment :
takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :
is forthright but respectful
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
thinks like an owner of the business.
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!
Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.