DotActiv is recruiting: Graduate Planners wanted on-site in Centurion, Gauteng

Job Summary

DotActiv is recruiting and invites Graduate Planners to apply for on-site job opportunities in Centurion, Gauteng. Launch Your Career with DotActiv! 

Join us and embark on an intense 3-month learning journey in retail technology and category management. We’re seeking eager recent graduates.

With training on our software suite, merchandising, and more, you’ll be poised to make an impact in the global retail market.

If you have a degree in Consumer Science or any related field, apply now and be part of our mission to transform retail experiences.

About DotActiv

At DotActiv, we pride ourselves on providing the global retail market with high-quality category management software and advisory services aimed at making in-store shopping an all-around better experience.

The purpose of our existence is: “To accelerate the world’s transition to retail sustainability through category management that simultaneously delivers remarkable performance, exceptional shopping experiences and meaningful strides towards sustainability.”

We are looking to invest in high potential graduates with little to no work experience who will be dedicated to intense category planning learning for about 3 months.

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After completing all interaction exam/s and assessments graduates will be allocated to fitting customer accounts. Once candidates have proven themselves to be successfully productive on the job a salary review will take place. 

Your deployment will be located in the area of its advertisement but can change depending on the business requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

This role is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have recently completed their studies and who would like to kickstart their career in the retail technology sector.

As a Graduate Planner working at DotActiv, your dedicated learning focus will include (but not limited to):

  • DotActiv Mastery Levels – mastering our full software product suite;
  • Advanced Merchandising and Display Techniques;
  • Introduction to Retail;
  • Introduction to Category Management;
  • Account Development;
  • Job shadowing and on-the-job learning;
  • Leadership short courses; and
  • Business Process training.

After your training you should be able to do the following:

  • Create strategic assortment plans;
  • Design data-driven floor space plans;
  • Plan and build data-driven shelf plans;
  • Conduct floor and space plan analytical reviews;
  • Build ranging reports and category analytical reviews.
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  • A Consumer Science, Commerce degree or similar degree at a recognised and accredited university;
  • A good understanding of English (You must be able to speak, read and write at a business proficiency level); and
  • While not required, experience in a retail or service environment is advantageous.

  • A valid driver’s licence and vehicle is a requirement for this role as you may be required to travel on-site to meet with clients.
  • A working laptop – It is important that your laptop has Windows as our software is not supported with Mac PCs. Here is an article about the requirements needed to run the DotActiv software. We do offer a laptop allowance, included in the CTC.

  • Computer literate with special attention to: Intermediate MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google G-Suite/Google Docs for business;
  • Understand the computer packages and systems currently used by DotActiv and customers (training will be provided)

Soft skills

  • You must have excellent oral communication skills;
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • You must have a high capacity to represent the DotActiv brand;
  • You must have a high degree of internal client engagement;
  • You must have the ability to multitask;
  • You must be able to remain attentive in an often busy environment;
  • You must be naturally calm and focused;
  • You must be a team player;
  • You must be versatile enough if participation in other types of activities is required.
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Here’s what you can expect from DotActiv when joining the team as a Graduate Planner.

  • We will invest deeply in your learning and development.
  • You’ll receive a Cost to Company of R10k;
  • Dedicated focus to learning for about 3 months;
  • Upon passing your interaction exam and course assessments you will be deployed as a Category Planner;

  • Salary review after your deployment has been proven to be successful;
  • You’ll have the opportunity to upskill yourself in any field that adds value to your current position;
  • We offer you a transparent job grading system; and
  • We offer you a developmental path specific to your circumstances, allowing you to track your progress.

How to Apply


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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