Distribution Centre Manager (Ref: SSDCM)
Remuneration: Negotiable

Position in the Distribution, Warehousing and Freight sector in Johannesburg, Denver - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 3 November 2022
Job Description:

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Main job function

Support the growth strategy for the lines of business to grow the revenue and profit

Manage and report on Service Level Agreements (including overseeing management information reports)

Translate the requirements of lines of business into operational plans for the functions reporting in, to ensure timely service delivery at right cost and quality, aligned to overall sub- divisional strategy

Monitor and enforce compliance of all standard operating procedures are in place for all areas and monitor and enforce compliance

Maximize the efficiency and productivity levels of the operation, ensure compliance with agreed standards, continuously seek to optimize processes, and find value add opportunities for the division

Enable profit centers to meet all operational targets, by managing efficiencies and continuous improvement

Ensure that effective management controls and good governance practices are in place

Perform financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis of data

Build effective, value adding, transparent relationships with all stakeholders through regular communication and reporting

Identify opportunities and negotiate         agreements with service providers and internal stakeholders

Evaluate technology and capital requirements as determined by the tactical plan of the division

Actively manage/assist and implement capital projects within the division

Plan for, select, develop, and retain suitable staff to ensure a high-performance team

Establish efficient security, stock control and optimum storage conditions for all the product lines

Oversee the processing of all inbound and outbound orders and ensure the maintenance of accurate records of all goods in and out of storage

Report on production, resources, and facilities on a monthly basis

Constantly seek new ways to improve the DC efficiency and cost effectiveness

Conduct regular health & safety inspections to ensure hygiene standards are maintained to the highest level possible and in compliance with legislative requirements



Relevant degree or diploma in logistics; MBA or a commercial qualification


At least 10 years’ experience in warehousing within a distribution environment, with at least 5 at a management level

Knowledge and understanding of warehousing and distribution

Sound knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation

Proficient in relevant software packages and applications

Experience in Warehouse Management Systems

Previous experience with Book Master would prove advantageous.

Sound managerial and supervisory skills

Results orientation with a strong customer focus

Good problem-solving skills, coupled with sound interpersonal skills

High level of attention to detail, with a focus on quality of output

Planning and organizing skills

Critical thinking

A keen focus on quality and compliance standards.




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Sharon Smit