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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • RCL FOODS is a leading African food producer in South Africa with a market capitalisation of R13 billion and employing more than 20 000 people in operations across South and Southern Africa. We manufacture a wide range of branded and private label food products which we distribute through our own route-to-market supply chain specialist, Vector Logistics. ...
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    Logistics Manager

    Job Description    

    • Are you someone that can “MOVE” with our ambition? If that’s you, our Talent Team at RCL FOODS is currently on the hunt for an innovative Logistics Manager based at our Depot in COEGA; Port Elizabeth.

    The Logistics Manager will report in to the Operations Executive, and will be responsible for managing the overall logistics operations, both inbound and outbound, at the COEGA, East London and George Depot’s.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Logistics Management, or relevant tertiary qualification.
    • A minimum of 5 years in a warehouse and distribution environment in a management role
    • Valid Code EB drivers' license

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategy Execution

    • In conjunction with the Regional Operations Executive, co-create the regional operations strategy
    • Ensure the delivery of an integrated supply chain benefit and strategic target achievement
    • Drive the implementation of improvements in operating processes and systems to optimize warehouse and transport efficiencies
    • Determine operational capacity requirements and plan required asset utilization and capex requirements
    • Use growth and investment opportunities to ensure warehouse design and flow are optimized
    • Stay abreast of latest international trends by visiting facilities (local and international) and integrating best practice into future solutions
    • Identify bottle necks and opportunities and develop solutions
    • Maintain an accurate record of planning forecasts for the week to enable accurate decision-making and longer-term planning

    Logistics Management

    • Integrate business systems to support operational processes
    • Monitor the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of stock
    • Control stock accurately across all single depot functions
    • Initiate and manage stock loss reduction programmes
    • Deliver system support to all internal and external customers
    • Ensure continuous improvement in reverse logistics systems and processes
    • Drive a culture of commitment to key performance indicators
    • Have regular team meetings to promote continuous improvement and best practice daily
    • Work closely with Principals to ensure inbound and outbound alignment
    • Work closely with customers to develop solutions that best fit customer needs as well as suit warehouse and transport capabilities at the lowest cost.

    Risk Management

    • Mitigate risks against people and physical assets and ensure consistent application of the Group risk management policy
    • Drive the risk committee process and activities by having monthly meetings, analyzing findings and ensuring corrective action is undertaken.
    • Ensure full legal compliance with all relevant legislation.
    • Re-evaluate the risk profile of the single depot on an annual basis.
    • Measure and manage sustainability practices across the single depot.
    • Maintain and implement food safety standards and ensure that enhancements are implemented
    • Ensure that security is maintained and that appropriate investigations take place where incidents occur.

    Information and Data Management

    • Ensure the team accurately and regularly captures operating data onto the information system for reporting, data and trend analysis
    • Analyze management information daily to ensure productivity and logistics/distribution targets and standards are being met.
    • Suggest system changes to ensure the ongoing relevance and accuracy of information.
    • Share relevant data with the management team to enable reliable business decision making.

    Maintenance Management

    • Manage the formulation of a maintenance plan that is aligned to the operational plan for the depot.
    • Drive sustainable maintenance practices throughout the depot.
    • Ensure that maintenance practices are aligned to business standards.

    Financial Management

    • Compile the annual distribution budget for each depot and ensure GL accounts are reconciled
    • Ensure lowest cost storage and distribution and the optimal utilization of assets
    • Report on a weekly basis on actual KPI’s versus budget and work with the relevant teams to address areas of non-conformance
    • Report on and manage all input costs and manage any over or under-spend appropriately to ensure that issues are addressed before significant financial loss occurs.
    • Authorize expenses within the level of authority and monitor spending activity within teams
    • Implement and encourage cost cutting initiatives and accountability for budget and spend
    • Mitigate business risks within budgetary constraints through the allocation of spend to areas of high priority
    • Ensure correct operational planning to meet budgeted volumes across a 2-3-year time horizon
    • Review and authorize capex documentation and align the proposals with the long-term strategy, considering ROI and sustainability
    • Manage external supplier relationships and ensure SLA’s are met


    • Lead the management team and workforce to meeting strategic objectives and targets
    • Maintain a stable IR climate through a constructive relationship with unions
    • Manage and deliver on succession plans to enable the development of a future generation of leaders and specialists
    • Ensure optimal turnover and retention levels are maintained.
    • Drive employment equity to ensure that diversity is achieved, and statutory targets are met
    • Champion training and development of the team
    • Develop and manage high performance multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems
    • Conduct weekly management meetings, ensure records are kept and shared and that targets are met
    • Manage the employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to RCL FOODS on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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