Operations Executive

Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, Transport

Job Location

Johannesburg East

Job Type

Full Time


Bachelor's Degree

Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a high calibre Operations Executive to oversee the strategic and operational leadership of the warehousing and logistics operation. As a key member of the South African Executive Committee you will be responsible for the operational day to day activities to ensure that all products feed business operations and customer demands.

• Bachelors’ degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be an advantage
• 10 years proven experience in a senior managerial role and operations essential
• Automotive sector experience
• Demonstrable competency in strategic planning, thinking and analytical skills
• Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A decision-maker and problem solver
• Good IT skills, in particular spreadsheets and databases

Job Duties

Key Result Areas
• Develop and implement Business Unit Strategic Plan and Management Plan
• Develop and implement expense budgets and CAPEX requirements
• Discuss and organize expenditure of budgets with stakeholders
• Implement controls to monitor budget vs. actual
• Manage shipping/import costing
• Liaise with shippers and clearing agents continuously and negotiate best rates possible
• Manage warehouse function
• Manage inventory control
• Ensure accurate stock forecasting to facilitate company required stock turn
• Establish supplier service level agreements where necessary (local)
• Ensure supplier performance and negotiate the best possible prices
• Assess suppliers and negotiate terms of business with reference to quality, price, and performance
• Establish and maintain a supplier database
• Proactively identify customer needs, and opportunities to exceed customer expectations
• Manage all procurement processes, locally and abroad
• Manage and maintain all purchasing processes
• Ensure that orders are placed timeously to ensure stock continuity at minimum levels
• Verify and maintain all vendors with regards to compliance, SARS good standing and VAT verification etc.
• Establish visible performance measures, empowering staff to understand and participate in displaying the critical performance measure of the team and the business

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