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AREA PARTS LOGISTICS MANAGER - 364482
AREA PARTS LOGISTICS MANAGER
Automotive / Dealerships / Spares / Accessories
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Johannesburg Central, Gauteng
Parts Logistics Manager_Heavy Commercial Vehicles required in Johannesburg for OEM to take responsibility for inventory management, warehousing and logistics for SA and various African countries in combination with the Client's European Head Office
Duties & Responsibilities
The Parts Logistics Manager is responsible for the operations of the South African Parts Centre (ZAPC). He/She must ensure that the warehouse, as well as its inbound & outbound flows are run with maximum efficiency and to ensure that it meets customer demands and agreed targets. He/She is also responsible for managing the customer relationship, ensuring that customers have great confidence in the ZAPC operations and in the services offered.
Build and develop Business unit relationships through the provision of excellent customer service, ensuring customer needs are being met, and parts logistics are developed to meet the future needs of the Business unit.
Safeguard warehouse operations and its contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocol
Maintain the physical condition of warehouse by recommending, planning and implementing new design layouts.
Play a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared towards operational and customer service excellence.
Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team.
Responsible for the development and proposal of new systems and procedures as approved by management.
Work in cooperation with other Departments and Business Units to achieve common business objectives, ensuring that there is open and effective communication
Responsible to communicate continuously with the Supply & Demand Chain departments within the Company’s head office logistics in Europe regarding stock planning and customer service issues.
Ensure that third-party supply chain partners meet agreed service levels. Through monitoring and managing these SLA’s
Ensure that daily pulse meetings are conducted to identify deviations and ensure deviations are treated with short, as well as long-term corrective action through established improvement teams.
Responsible for the monitoring of stock corrections and ensure that record is kept thereof with explanations and authorizations
Responsible to ensure that daily cycle counts are completed and that all major variances are reported to management.
Responsible to conduct annual stock take, with detailed reporting on any variances.
Responsible for the reconciliation of core return credits from Belgium and follow up and report on discrepancies to Management
Monitor, analyse and keep updated relevant figures for warehouse operations on a daily basis.
Supervise ZAPC staff, including monitoring( is this supposed to be mentoring) of relevant key figures, authorise all and any overtime.
Lead and motivate the Parts and Warehouse staff
Responsible to ensure that service levels are being adhere to on parts helpdesk.
Ensure that the distribution of tasks and procedures are developed and adapted to relevant capacity requirements and employees’ abilities.
Manage personnel requirements within ZAPC; including:
- recruitment of qualified employees
- on-going development and training for employees to meet the demands of the business
- conducting performance assessments
Promote good communication with the warehouse and third party logistics company/s.
Responsible for conducting weekly staff meetings ensuring feedback is provided to Management on critical issues which may have arisen.
Carry out any ad-hoc duties as prescribed by management from time to time.
Ensure waste and scrap disposal is performed timeously, efficiently and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Manage the Recycling process at the warehouse
Oversee all Health and Safety regulations within ZAPC, ensuring safe work practices are adhered to, including maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness within the Warehouse and the ongoing condition of its equipment.
Education and/or Experience
Relevant business knowledge of warehousing and parts logistics
University education in a relevant discipline
Relevant business knowledge and experience in a similar role
Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A sound knowledge of the heavy truck and bus industry.
Effective negotiation and influencing skills.
A high level of analytical, innovation and business skills
People management skills.
Clear understanding of management accounts.
Effective time management skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
Ability to identify opportunities for business development.
Ability to take initiative and work under pressure
Ability to build and manage key relationships
General computer skills
Fluent in English