Supply Chain & Logistics Manager (Ref: MESCLM)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Distribution, Warehousing and Freight sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Monday 20 July 2020
Job Description:

A company based in Durban, is seeking a Supply Chain & Logistics Manager to join their team.

Please email applications to

Main job function

Management and Leadership

Provide staff with clear direction in their jobs through individual/team objective setting

Identify development needs of staff, plan for support ways to meet them

Develop and/or participate in the development of the supply chain strategy for the organization

Direct, coordinate, assign, monitor and review the work of individuals engaged in supply chain related duties

Achievement and Action

Make rapid, responsible decisions and implement required actions immediately

Use resources effectively without waste and control costs

Manage pressure of work effectively to maintain appropriate level of performance

Interpersonal Relationships

Ask for, encourage and show sensitivity for the opinions and ideas of others

Resolve conflict promptly and attempt to achieve a win-win resolution

Communicate clearly and completely, both written and verbal

Analytical Thinking

Monitor and analyse current trends in marketplace

Control important work through well developed processes

Teamwork and Co-operation

Contribute to the important objectives of the team

Keep other team members informed of relevant issues timeously

Service Quality

Achieve the appropriate balance between quantity, quality and cost effectiveness

Clearly identify customer requirements and deliver what you promise

Lead and manage production planning, customer service purchasing, inventory control, forecasting and transportation

Innovation and Initiative

Identify and manage risk within the supply chain

Develop and implement new systems, best practices, inventory control, demand planning and other optimizations in order to grow the business


Bachelor’s degree focussed on Logistics, Materials & Supply Chain Management (BCom)

A Post Graduate qualification in Supply Chain & Logistics will be an advantage


5-10 Years related work experience in a FMCG warehouse environment

Demonstrate a history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry

Skilled in negotiations (unionized environment), management and project management

Experienced and skilled in Warehouse Management (WMS) systems and project planning

Advanced Excel and Microsoft Office skills

Experience with delivery route planning (Trackmatic/DPS)

Strong operations professional focused on continuous improvement

Must be organized, able to prioritize, work long hours and be able to work under pressure

Time management



Decision making

Solutions orientated

Leadership 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 Melanie Els -