Distribution Manager

A leading logistics company situated in Gauteng is urgently seeking the expertise of an experienced Distribution Manager to join their team.

The successful incumbent for this position will be responsible for:

  • Working in conjunction with the Depot Manager to deliver the day-to-day distribution objectives.
  • Drive the implementation of improvements in operating processes and systems.
  • Determine vehicle capacity requirements across both the medium and the long term and plan required for fleet utilisation.
  • Ensure the agreed operational targets in respect of secondary distribution network are achieved as per Client contracts.
  • Mitigate risk against people and physical assets (Trucks).
  • Ensure full legal compliance will all relevant legislation, i.e., OSH Act, Aarto.
  • Maintain and implement safety standards across the transport department and ensure that enhancements are implemented based on on-going learning.
  • Compile the annual budget for distribution department.
  • Manage costs to ensure decreased cost to client.
  • Manage COF, fine, driver behaviour, vehicle repairs and maintenance, fuel (CPK).
  • Report on a weekly basis on distribution KPI’s with the relevant teams to address areas of non-conformance proactively and promptly.
  • Implement and encourage cost cutting initiatives within the distribution department where these do not impact on long term business sustainability.
  • Manage external supplier relationships and contract to ensure agreed service levels are met.
  • Lead a distribution team and maintain a stable IR climate through a constructive relationship with unions.
  • Manage and deliver on succession plans to enable the development of a future generation of leaders and specialists.
  • Champion training and development of the team through the utilisation of available training opportunities or by contributing to the development of new training opportunities.
  • Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates.
  • Coach and support team members where necessary to achieve objectives.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Logistics management,
  • At least eight years’ experience in distribution,
  • Computer literacy – experience in working on a transport operational system/ accounting system/ relevant customer ERP system, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook.

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or by emailing your CV to logistics@hireresolve.za.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to contact Rebecca at 021 180 0855 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days

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