• Distribution Manager at RCL FOODS

  • Posted on: 11 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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. In line with our Passion to provide more food to more people, more often, we have acquired a number of businesses with deep South African roots and strong brands, which have enabled us to diversify our offering and enhance our reach. Included in our portfolio are well-known South African brands such as Selati sugar, Supreme flour, Rainbow and Farmer Brown chicken, Pieman’s pies, Mageu Number 1 beverages, Sunbake bread, Nola mayonnaise, Yum Yum peanut butter, Ouma rusks, Bobtail and Catmor pet food products, and Epol and Molatek animal feed.

    Distribution Manager


    Job description

    RCL FOODS is seeking a dedicated and passionate Distribution Manager to join our Sugar & Milling Division.

    This role will be based in Benoni and report to the Bakery Operations Manager.

    The Distribution Manager will be responsible for organising the storage and distribution of goods, as well as manage and control a cost-effective distribution system for the bakery and depots.

    In addition the Distribution Manager will manage the bakery &bread receiving and despatch departments effectively to ensure no stock losses and ensuring all policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.

    If this exciting opportunity interests you, please read on!

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Matric and a Degree in Logistics /Supply Chain Management is preferred
    • 4-7 years Distribution and/or FMCG Supply Chain experience
    • At least 4 years management experience
    • CI, Quality and safety experience in a manufacturing/ warehouse environment
    • Exposure to a shop floor with unionized environment

    Key Deliverables:

    • Management of Staff to ensure they deliver on their set targets.
    • Control Driver cash Shorts and keep them to the minimum.
    • Control all waste (stock in van & write offs) to acceptable levels.
    • Implement all health and safety procedures and ensure adherence.
    • Use IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs.
    • Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle.
    • Use data from IT systems to evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements.
    • Allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs;
    • Ensuring all trucks are despatched timeously and in full.
    • Ensuring that there is sufficient distribution/despatch resources daily.
    • Ensuring that the despatch recon document is completed daily and balances, any variances to be investigated.
    • Ensure that despatch and depot teams maintain prescribed records of goods received and despatched.
    • Enhance excellent customer service in the despatch/depot departments.
    • Ensure that crate expenses are contained within acceptable limits.
    • Ensure sufficient crates are available to execute the baking plans.
    • Ensure trucks are loaded in full and on time and depart on time.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to RCL FOODS career website on rcl.erecruit.co.za to apply

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