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Job Ref:
BEE Position:
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Warehouse Manager (FMCG)

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About this job

Responsible for the proper receiving, warehousing and distribution of FMCG products while ensuring compliance to the Groups requirements in terms of Safety, Hygiene, Quality and Distribution. Working knowledge and experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) is essential.

Key Result Areas

  • Ensure effective utilization of warehouse areas and observes proper loading, unloading, stocking and safekeeping of items to maintain the quality of finished goods in order to prevent product damage and avoid occurrence of pilferage, accidents and occupational hazards
  • Ensure compliance with SHEQ and company standards on local warehousing, material handling and shipping requirements by studying existing and new regulations; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management of needed actions.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse and equipment by planning maintenance, inspecting equipment, issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Effectively monitors flow of goods and implements First-In First-Out (FIFO) and First-Expired First-Out (FEFO) method in the dispatching of finished goods
  • Coordinates with the Logistics partner with regards to the transfer and dispatch of finished goods.
  • Control overall costs of Courier
  • Conducts regular cycle counts as per established schedules and guidelines.
  • Evaluates and analyses inventory variance. Implements countermeasures based on the result of inventory variance analysis.
  • Develops and effectively implement warehouse and inventory monitoring systems and procedures
  • Maintains complete distribution plan, inventory control, warehouse records and manuals
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security
  • Recruit, select, orient, coach and motivate employees
  • Produce reports and statistics regularly as directed
  • Receive feedback and monitor the quality of services provided

Skills Required

Education, Professional Qualifications

  • Matric
  • Formal qualification in logistics / warehousing / supply chain - Preferred

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Proven practical knowledge of implementation of SHEQ standards - Preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Warehouse Management
  • Working knowledge and experience with Warehouse Management Systems – Essential
  • Safety Management
  • Quality Management
  • Inventory control
  • Building an effective warehouse team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Valid Driver’s License Code 8


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