One of South Africa’s leading manufacturing companies in the automotive industry who is recognized globally for their quality and innovation is looking for a Logistics Manager.
Reports to: Plant Manager
Planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services.
Directing, optimizing and coordinating full order cycle. Move materials, goods and products (including importing and exporting) to ensure supply demand is achieved.
Liaising and negotiating with suppliers, manufacturers, clients and contractors.
Organizing, managing and monitoring storage and distribution of goods received and dispatched.
The goal is to manage the entire order cycle so as to enhance business development and ensure sustainability and customer satisfaction.
Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, stores, transportation and customer services.
Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle through close liaison with procurement department.
Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, freight companies and customers.
Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, returns, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
Arrange stores, warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments.
Ensure correct picking of spares, consumables and customer orders and ensure correct process flow is followed.
Resolve any arising problems or complaints.
Supervise, coach and train stores and warehouse workforce.
Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets.
Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.
Comply with laws, regulations and ISO requirements.
Typically handle the entire delivery process of products by scheduling both inbound and outbound shipments and constantly monitoring them to make sure each product/goods arrives on time.
Select carriers and negotiate contracts and rates.
Plan and monitor inbound and outgoing deliveries.
Supervise logistics, stores, warehouse, transportation, and customer services.
Organize stores, warehouse, label goods, plot routes, and process shipments.
Respond to any issues or complaints.
Research ideal shipping techniques, routing, and carriers.
Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report results to others.
Work with other departments to incorporate logistics with company procedures and operations.
Evaluate budgets and expenditures.
Update and evaluate metrics to assess performance and implement enhancements.
Ensure all operations adhere to laws, guidelines, and ISO requirements.
A. Logistics Management
Create and implement best practice logistics, store and warehousing principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance.
Supports corporate and plant goals, policies and procedures.
Maintains information systems accurately and timeously.
Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.
Ensure IT systems (SAP) in place are effective, maintained and accurate.
Ensure metrics, reports, and process documentation is available.
B. People management
Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.
Travel requirements: As and when required
Location (country, city): Alberton
Job Qualification & Experience:
Education Level: Relevant Diploma/Degree in Logistics and Transport
Language Requirements: English
Professional Membership: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport would be advantageous
Proven working experience as a Logistics Manager
Record of successful warehousing, distribution and logistics management
Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
Proficient in standard logistics software
Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data systems
Years of Experience: 8-10 years of experience in Logistics Management
5 years supervisory experience
In-depth knowledge of first tier automotive industry
Solid understanding of logistics and inventory management software
Outstanding analytical, problem solving and organizational abilities
Initiative & Energy
Living the Company Values
Planning & Organizing
Coaching & Development Others
Collaboration & Teamwork
Change and Innovation
Oral and written communication skills in English language
Leadership skills with the ability to lead remote and cross-functional teams
Project management skills
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Logistics Manager, Alberton – Ref: 1191783-1
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