Logistics / Distribution Manager - 13152

Job No:  13152
Logistics / Distribution Manager
Location:  Wadeville, Germiston
Salary:  R 30 000 - R 35 000 Per Month

Our client is looking for a Logistics Manager to oversee and facilitate the movements of products in and out of their factory effectively.
You will need to be able to influence and direct personnel and create and implement effective procedures to achieve superior control over distribution of glass as well as cost savings through monitoring and improving on distribution costs.

The goal of this position is to achieve above 90% on time and in full deliveries to the customer with maximum cost efficiency.

The ideal candidate has the following skills & experience:
  • Great record-keeping
  • Reporting abilities
  • Customer-oriented approach
  • Excellent time management
  • Fleet management
  • Supervising
  • Logistics
  • Route planning
  • Distribution
  • 4+ years experience
  • Create policies and procedures for logistics activities
  • Plan or implement material flow management systems through coordination with production
  • Effectively manage the back order report so that customer service is elevated and the on time and in full targets are met proactively
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, driver trip sheets, training and health and safety records and report on these to management on a weekly basis.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, staffing and special customer requests and issues
  • Design delivery routing on daily deliveries to achieve optimal fuel usage and customer service
  • Manage and track delivery vehicles daily to achieve optimal discipline, cost saving and customer service
  • Monitoring of fuel usage by driver to prevent petrol theft and fraud
  • Plan servicing of vehicles to ensure service levels are not interrupted and to achieve savings on repairs and maintenance
  • Control overtime by ensuring that delivery schedules are achievable and limit overtime
  • Responsibility for security of outflows of products from the factory – managing and supervising loading of trucks, checking of load, security of proof of deliveries, monitoring of all short deliveries and breakages reported on trucks
  • Ensure that the image of the Company is upheld by ensuring that the drivers adhere to dress standards, that the trucks are clean and present the image of the Company, that staff is trained in communication with the customer etc
  • Ensure that all drivers are competent and properly trained in the operation of vehicles, that they have a valid driver's license with them at all times and that they understand the importance of safety on the roads.
  • Control over the stock and racks in the despatch area, ensuring that they are properly marked, controlled and counted on a daily basis.
  • Quality control of all products leaving the factory.