Operations Manager (Ref: NTPOM)

Position in the Business and Management sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 8 July 2022
Job Description:

Client in the logistics industry is seeking the services of an experienced OPERATIONS MANAGER to join their team, based in Mobeni.


Main job function

Must be open to working overtime

Manage a 24/7 operation

Nightwork / callouts

Own vehicle

Required to travel



Conduct performance appraisals for all immediate sub-ordinates.

Managing absenteeism, overtime and access control.

Ensure that Company IR process is adhered to at all times, in addition initiate and chair disciplinary enquiries as and when required.

Identify and address training needs through the work place skills plan received from the training department.

Ensure that client standards are implemented and understood by all employees by discussing them in the blue area talks and ensure that updates are placed on notice boards.

Convene Quality Circle Meetings with employee representatives and HR on a regular basis.

Motivate staff and coordinate all staff functions.

Review employee potential and growth plan - follow-up on the plans.  Encourage employee development.

Identify and assist with retaining high flyers.



Maintain operational legal compliance with SHERQ Coordinator.

Conduct a daily management walk-about of the facility to ensure compliance and to enforce 5S.

Convene daily operations discussions with departmental heads.

On a daily, weekly and monthly basis review stock take/cycle count reports and sign-off and report on discrepancies.

Conduct regular meetings with key suppliers in order to maintain good relationships.

Implement and maintain SLA's with key suppliers and measure compliance to SLA's on monthly basis.

Chair monthly safety meetings as and when required.

Ensure that all departments are operating at optimal levels and that customer SLA's are being adhered to.

Ensure that the operation adheres to licensing and permit requirements (MHI, Group 1 Hazardous Permit, Flammable

Permit, etc.)

Manage and co-ordinate response to incidents on site as and when required (spills, injuries etc.)

Manage and co-ordinate emergency drills.

Ensure all incidents are reported immediately, chair incident investigations and assist with compiling the incident reports.



Attend monthly management meetings and present operational performance stats.

Compile daily, weekly & monthly management reports.

Adhere to corporate governance.

Assist with achieving facility objectives, targets and plans (OTP's).

Provide in-put into business continuity plan.

Prepare for internal and external audits (ISO, SQAS, CDI, SHERQ, Freight, Customer, EC).

Identify and manage continuous improvement projects.

Participate in the review of business and SHE risk assessments with action plans

Tertiary Qualification in Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations Management would be beneficial


3 or more years’ experience in Warehouse Management

Intermediate MS Office, understanding of Warehouse management systems, working knowledge on SAP and WMS RF scanning systems would be beneficial.

Planning and organizational skills.


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 Ada Evans