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  • Posted: May 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • In Africa our strategy is to grow Diageo’s leadership across beer and spirits by providing brand choice across a broad range of consumer motivations, profiles, and occasions. We are focused on growing beer faster than the market and accelerating the growth of spirits through continued investment in infrastructure and brands with mainstream spirits b...
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    Warehouse Manager

    This specific role of the Warehouse Manager for Raw and Packaging Materials is to manage and oversee store operations and ensure uninterrupted flow of production materials, MRO materials and services to ‘Make’ in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.


    Market Complexity

    • Diageo SA operates in a complex, ever changing and extremely exciting market environment. Diageo SA has emerged as the leading spirits business in South Africa facing competition from long established competitors such as Distell and aggressive emerging players such as Pernod Ricard SA and The Really Great Brands Company (RGBC).
    • The liquor market in South Africa operates through multiple customer channels and routes to market. This is in order to effectively service consumers across an extremely diverse range of socio-economic circumstances, cultural affiliations and geographical ranges.
    • Our extensive spirits brand portfolio services consumers across our diverse nation and we must continuously strive to keep up with the fast changing market trends and challenges inherent in that

    Leadership and Functional

    The incumbent is expected to live the below Diageo leadership standards:

    • Win through Execution - Lead bold execution in a fast moving world
    • Inspire through Purpose - Amplify our purpose internally and externally
    • Shape the Future - Create focus and ownership for shaping Diageo's future ambition
    • Invest in Talent - Harness the full extent of Diageo's talent and diversity

    The Functional Capabilities Required Are

    • Functional expertise in warehouse management processes, systems.
    • 3rd party and supplier contract/performance management.
    • Continuous improvement skill set (Lean, Six Sigma or similar).

    Purpose of Role

    • Specifically, the role holder is responsible for defining, providing, controlling and commercially managing all warehousing and inventory management requirements within the scope of the production plant.
    • Developing competency and capability of the stock controllers, store assistants/ forklift drivers and process minders to promote productivity and good governance by ensuring risks are identified, assessed and mitigated to prevent losses to the business (be it inventory control and / or adherence to Diageo Standards, policies and procedures)

    Top 3-5 Accountabilities

    • Primary accountability for all activities within the applicable warehouse site(s) in line with approved process standards.
    • Adherence and compliance to all Diageo standard Inventory management processes and controls.
    • Ensure that inventory and non-inventory items within storage are protected from damage and loss in line with local and CARM directives.
    • Maintaining optimum stock and ensuring continuous, uninterrupted service to production.
    • Managing, controlling and monitoring inventory to ensure right quantity and qualities are always issued (100% OTIFNE)
    • Ensuring materials and services are in line with requirements, specifications and standards
    • Plays a meaningful role with planning – supports in ensuring lead-times, order lot sizes, forecast consumption information is relevant, real, and timely provided.
    • Zero stock losses by ensuring inventory management and stock control processes are adhered too.
    • Organizing and documenting redundant and or obsolete materials for proper planning of disposal and space optimization.
    • Manage master data changes and additions to stock process ensuring that inventory investment is maintained through correct redundancy management.
    • Integration with production and operational plans to optimize productivity: optimize material call offs and replenishment.
    • Analysing and solving situational and operational problems to mitigate against unnecessary interruptions that may lead to down time.
    • Ensure that the warehouse site is clean, safe and secure.
    • Manage the relationship with the internal teams & external customers who receive services from the warehouse.
    • Holds direct reports accountable for their work, keeps the teams focused on key priorities/projects and sets measures and milestones to ensure things happen as planned.
    • Effective communication with team, internal and external stakeholders
    • To be accountable for all invoice payments to warehousing vendors, and resolution of claims payment processing
    • Ensure that CARM, EH&S and Security standards are observed and respected
    • Responsible for Tier 2 and 3 Move Performance Management meetings as part of Excellence in Supply Chain

    Qualifications And Experience Required

    • Relevant degree/diploma, preferably in the field of Supply Chain Management
    • At least 5 years Warehousing Operations experience.
    • Upholds Standards – The role holder will be expected to embrace the MOVE Standards, apply them effectively in their role and adhere to them at all times.
    • Performance Management – The role holder will understand the importance of KPIs in driving performance; know how to track their targets and, of course, correct as appropriate.
    • Continuous Improvement – the role holder will be expected to be flexible and embrace change, continually looking for ways to improve everything they do. They will use various continuous improvement tools and techniques to solve problems. To provide the link between warehouse 3PL suppliers and key stake holders in order to drive new ideas into Diageo’s supply chain organisation.

    Barriers to Success in Role
    Lack Of

    • Self-drive and execution mind-set.
    • Leadership & influencing skills – of tenacity, flexibility to suit varying circumstances & ability to solve problems and to deal effectively with ambiguity and risk.
    • Team development and leadership skills and demonstrated capability development of direct reports.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Diageo on to apply

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