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DISTRIBUTION MANAGER - 314839
Transport / Logistics / Warehousing / Storage / Distribution
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Distribution Manager - Urgent Role, Woodmead
Experienced Distribution Manager urgently required for Top International Distribution Company in Woodmead.
My client is a top International Company with a very well-known Lifestyle Brand in South Africa.
They are in need of an experienced Distribution Manager to join their team urgently. The ideal candidate must be available immediately or able to start very early January 2019.
Minimum requirements for Skills/Education/Experience:
Must be fluent in English. Other Languages are a plus.
Experienced in working with ERP systems (preferably Oracle) and planning applications.
Experience with Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel advanced)
Excellent customer service
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills (able to convince people, liaise)
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Sense of urgency
Drive to improve, grow and develop Willingness and urge to use own initiative (pro-active)
Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves and to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to cultural diversity.
Willingness and ability to travel
High degree of trustworthiness and integrity
Secondary school diploma/Technical degree from a reputable institution related to Supply Chain required as a minimum.
EXPERIENCE: Not Negotiable
7 years' plus experience in Logistics/Materials Management environment and Inventory/Warehouse Management.
5 years proven supervisory experience in a similar role.
Managing LSPs - Distribution Centre, Courier Company, 3rd Party local warehouses (QRCs, pick up points) in a way that SLA and contractual obligations are met and agreed service (perfect order) is delivered to members.
Responsible for daily inventory management, ensuring the best product availability by maintaining stock levels within set guidelines, gathering forecast information and ordering resupply of products based on ASCP or agreed min/max levels. This includes purchase of locally sourced items.
Responsible for frequent capacity and performance analyses to ensure that forecasts and demand /supply schedules are aligned and integrated, including inventory analyses for warehouse utilization.
In charge of optimization of operational resources while executing cost reductions and inventory controls.
Communication - maintain clear and consistent external and internal communication. This covers ability to proactively engage LSPs/local suppliers in identifying potential issues and opportunities. It also means ability to develop communication solutions that create value, mitigate problems and preemptively solve consistent issues.
Manages team, measure and report on the effectiveness of departmental activities and operations, including setting priorities. Implement strategy to improve customer service standards, quality, productivity, employee efficiency, equipment performance and cross-departmental communication. Promotes innovation and continue improvement mindset into warehouse, distribution and logistics solutions.
Performance Standards and Expectations:
All departments operate in full compliance with all Corporate Fiscal policies and procedures (authorization levels, T&E policy, SOX guidelines, etc).
Prepare annual departmental budget and give input for local country budgets
Manage manpower within the agreed budget for the department reporting in a timely manner deviations and reasons/actions to bring costs back into line.
Regularly review the need, cost and stock levels for supplies and components used within the departments reporting in a timely manner deviations and reasons/actions to bring costs back into line.
In charge of monitoring and controlling all contractual spending's and invoices
Manage all controllable expenditures such as training, maintenance and travel within the agreed budget for the department Constantly review all operations to achieve continuous cost savings whilst attaining agreed service levels