Logistics/Depot Manager (EE Position) (Ref: SMLDM)
Remuneration: Market Related (With Benefits)

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Johannesburg - Gauteng
Posted On Monday 3 December 2018
Job Description:

Excellent career opportunity for a Global Concern, based in Randburg, for a seasoned Logistics/Depot Manager.

Main job function

Logistics Management

Manage internal warehouse operations and related teams

Manage transport providers for field service operations

Manage logistics network in the country, e.g. Depots

Control forward and reverse logistics processes

Inventory Management

Forward Inventory planning based on past and predicted demands

Analyzing inventory: slow movers, as well as excess and obsolete stock (EOS)

Monitor and report on stock fluctuations and report on fill rate

Liaise with Finance on stock write off, scrap, provisioning etc.

Support Global Purchasing in supplier negotiations

Manage inventory stock takes on all locations

Repair Management

Responsible for accurate repair planning

Monitor and control Repair Quality incl. data reporting

Accurate tracking of Repairs and parts valuation


Managing, analyzing and optimizing the performance with appropriate KPIs

Conduct root cause analysis and action plans to increase performance

Identifying and highlighting supply chain improvement opportunities

Assist in special projects and analysis as needed

Report into global spare parts logistics organization


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Logistics or Supply Chain

A Master’s degree will be an added advantage

SAP & Oracle would be an advantage


Experience in indirect and direct commodity management across multiple countries with an understanding of cultural and legal differences

Experience with ERP systems

Strong Microsoft Office Excel skills

Experience in Logistics and Distribution essential

Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills

Strong leadership capabilities to deliver results and to build cross-functional teams

Strategic focus with the ability to analyse, formulate and implement strategic procurement strategies to significantly reduce cost for a global business

Ability to inspire innovative performance of staff, peers and suppliers

High degree of financial and problem-solving ability

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

People management skills, solution oriented, analytically strong, team player, communicator, flexible attitude, open for and supporting change

Ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively at all levels

Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff

Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects

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 Sian Morgan