About Photo and Beyond
We opened our first store in 1998 in Balfour Park and currently have 18 stores around Gauteng. We employ over 200 staff members and have a total trading floor space of over 1200 sqm.
Our primary business is that of providing our customers with quality prints of all sizes. We print from 35mm negatives and all electronic digital memory cards. We also stock a range of digital cameras, memory cards and batteries.
Kodak is the leading premier photographic retail franchise in South Africa, specialising in high quality photographic printing. Kodak utilises world leading technology and software platforms to enable customers to order the prints they love. Kodak provides various services and offers a comprehensive range of photographic products. For state of the art photographic quality and 1 stop photo shopping – choose Kodak!
We now also cater for awesome product designs visit the store nearest to you for more info. Each store has multiple kiosks for browsing your photos and choosing your favourites for printing. Even Facebook albums can now be accessed from our in Store Kiosks and printed from, as our kiosks are permanently online.
Kodak offers an incredibly wide range of personalised printed products including:
- Canvas Prints
- Poster Prints
- T-Shirt and Mug Printing at selected stores (Alberton, Carnival Mall, Centurion, Eastgate, Greenstone, Key West, Kolonnade, Sandton, The Glen, The Grove and Vaal Mall)
The real question should be, “why not?”
Kodak integrates with your daily experience in such a way that it fits seamlessly into your life allowing you the opportunity to create stunning personalised photo printing for you and your loved ones, with little to no design experience required! Get ready to take personalised design to a whole new level!
We are hiring
Are you looking for a top working place? We are looking for you!
When you choose to come and work with us, you are joining the biggest independent Photo Retail Chain in Africa. Best of all you will enjoy the prestige of working for a growing Company that has been in business for 18 years and employs around 200 people. At Photo and Beyond we have a simple approach to managing our business; “the art of achieving results through our people”. As a Company we are results driven and focussed while hiring and developing the best people to deliver those results. One of our founding corner stone’s of the Company is to seek and cultivate; “carefully selected, well trained, motivated and incentivised staff”. Are you seeking a Permanent Employment opportunity or are you looking for weekend and holiday work? We are always looking for the brightest people to fill both Permanent and Part Time positions.
Are you able to Control and Motivate people to achieve success?
The Branch Manager has the challenging task of ensuring that his or her photo retail store operates profitably and efficiently in a very competitive market place. You not only need to be a good store manager with a passion for photography and photo imaging services, but you also need strong business skills in order to develop the business and keep up with your competitors in the area. Branch Managers need to understand the needs of their customers, keep up with the rapidly evolving market for photo imaging products and services, and know how to coach, motivate and retain sales staff. This is a competitive role that is both interesting and financially rewarding, with good career prospects.
Are you able to be Supportive and Dependable?
The Assistant Manager must support his or her Branch Manager in operating a profitable and efficiently run store. When the Branch Manager is unavailable the Assistant Manager will run the store. Some of the responsibilities include training, managing and the motivating of several Sales Consultants, stock ordering to ensure that the store is well stocked; for achieving Sales Budgets, dealing with Banking, analysing sales figures and looking for new ways to increase sales and improve efficiency, ensuring standards for quality and customer service, handling and resolving any customer complaints or queries etc.
Commission Earning Sales Consultats
Are you an Outgoing Communicator who is influential?
Commission Earning Sales Consultants advise on a wide range of digital, optical, video and photo imaging services to meet their customers’ photographic and budgetary requirements. You will also take customer orders for the processing and printing of film and digital media at an in-store Minilab and while doing this our Consultants will earn lots of Commission. The Consultant must listen to and understand the customer’s needs before guiding them in their choice of photographic equipment, products and services. To do this effectively, they will often have to demonstrate equipment (e.g. cameras, tripods and home printers) in a professional and helpful manor, pointing out the features and benefits of the different products. They will be expected to promote the sale of accessories or additional services (e.g. memory cards, camera bags & enlargements). They may also be required to take photographs for official documents (e.g. passports and driving licences).
Digital Corner Specialists
Are you passionate about being Creative and Artistic?
Digital Corner Specialists are responsible for Digital Imaging work, such as large format printing, photo retouching, design and layout work of collages as well as block mounting.
Are you Detailed and Technically minded?
Printers are in control of the Minilab which is a small photographic laboratory located within our stores. It provides our customers with a personalised processing and printing service, with fast turnarounds on most orders. The Printer is the technician who controls and maintains up to two main machines in the modular Minilab set up. These are: the film processor and the digital photographic printer. Most of these processes are computerised and the Printer is mainly required to refill chemicals and ensure that the machines are properly calibrated and maintained for optimum results. You will also be expected to pack prints for customers. You need to be aware of health and safety issues when dealing with chemicals, and maintain equipment regularly.
Training and Development
At Photo and Beyond we recognise the value that our people add to the business. Therefore we have established our own Training Academy. At store level you will be fully equipped in Basic Photo Retail Operation and on how to operate the Point of Sale system. Our Training Academy addresses courses like Company Induction, Selling Skills, Printer and Digital Corner Specialist training and more. Extensive supplier product knowledge training is conducted both in-store and at supplier premises. In addition to this we have developed our own Management Training Program to groom and develop our next generation of leaders as our Human Resources Vision is simply to allow all of our staff to maximise their full potential.
Photo and Beyond is managed on a chain store principle. We are a Photo Retail destination with many branches and as such we retail mainly Kodak product with a central executive management team and standardised business methods and practices. As a result we expect that all of our staff will operate at the same high standards to delight our Customers. Therefore, we have developed our own Company Policies and Procedures and Rules and Regulations. These have been designed to specifically guide our staff on how we expect them to behave and perform at work. In addition to this we have developed sound Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures which have been designed to resolve and correct behaviour and results.
Rewards and Incentives
We offer all of the Statutory Benefits, a Basic Salary and the best Commission Structure in the Industry. Furthermore we offer excellent opportunities for advancement with the majority of our Branch Managers & Area Managers coming from Sales and Photo Lab positions within the Company. In addition to this we incentivise “best performance” through numerous motivational events. Past examples of this are trips away to The Kruger National Park, Stonehenge in Parys, Hong Kong, Zanzibar, and Bazaruto. Cash and product prizes are also available to our staff during key promotional periods.
How to apply
A concise Curriculum Vitae can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply follow the web link. The second step in the process would be for you to thoroughly complete an Application Form and a Predictive Index® Organisation Survey Checklist. Once this has been done you will be measured in respect of your formal qualifications, prior learning, relevant experience, etc. An interview could then be scheduled. On your successful completion of the interview the Company would do a reference check on you and make you an offer of employment.