Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, Transport
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
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