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  • Logistics Manager

    Experienced Logistics Manager - the main purpose of this role will be to manage logistics staff, warehouse facilities, materials and equipment handling.

    Your strong warehouse managements skills and desire to embrace a challenging but rewarding position may secure you this exciting career!

    This well established & independently owned Logistics Company works exclusively in the interest of their clients and base their service levels on their client’s demands in order to achieve overall successful relationships with clients, suppliers and employees.

    Only those candidates who meet with all the below minimum requirements will be considered for a pre-interview.

    Minimum Requirements:
    •Relevant Logistics/Management Qualification
    •Minimum 3 years experience in supervising fleets
    •Sound experience in supply chain and logistics management
    •Excellent knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Legislation
    •Knowledge of the National Traffic Act and its regulations
    •In depth knowledge of warehousing and stock control practices
    •Advanced MS Office Suite Skills (Especially MS Excel)
    •Advanced WHMS, SAP and Cargo Wise skills
    •Proven organisational and planning skills
    •Strong problem solving ability & Strong leaderships skills
    •Effective time management ability and able to work under pressure
    •Excellent follow-up, feedback & high level operational management ability
    •Strong administration & interpersonal skills
    •High service orientation & able to pay high levels of attention to detail
    •Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    •Strong decision making ability and negotiation skills
    •Exude confidence on all levels of communication
    •Valid driver’s licence and own reliable transport

    Key Performance Areas:
    •Complete management of materials management processes
    •Responsible for overseeing third party providers as well as receiving, warehousing and shipping activities
    •Create, manage and maintain all documentation in adherence to legislation and organisational policies and procedures
    •Fleet maintenance
    •Planning of cargo collections and deliveries
    •Manage and coordinate all operational activities on the warehouse in line with internal and external requirements
    •Implement various quality control systems within the warehouse to reduce errors
    •Ensure all invoicing are correctly done
    •Ensure that documents are handed over and that cargo gets delivered
    •Ensure orders are received and processed
    •Optimise individual employee performance through effective leadership, performance management, coaching, development and training, motivating and supporting staff
    •Assist with projections and development and strategic HR plans
    •Ensure full adherence to the companies’ policies and procedures
    •Evaluate feasibility of projects and manage implementation thereof
    •Compile annual budget for supply chain/ logistics

    In Return our Client Offers
    •Monthly CTC Salary of R480K – R600k per annum (depending experience, skills & qualifications)
    •Permanent Employment opportunity
    •Supportive Management Structure
    •Professional working environment

    Please send your CV to

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    Re: Logistics Manager

    Job description
    A career in logistics and distribution may suit you if you enjoy coordinating and overseeing a process to its completion

    Logistics and distribution managers organise the storage and distribution of goods. In this role you would ensure the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost. You may be involved in transportation, stock control, warehousing and monitoring the flow of goods.

    Understanding the whole supply chain is important so you can coordinate it effectively and liaise with suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

    As a logistics and distribution manager you'll need to:

    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;
    manage staff;
    liaise and negotiate with customers and suppliers;
    develop business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions;
    understand, work with and possibly help to develop e-commerce;
    continually try to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures.
    You may also be required to:

    implement health and safety procedures;
    manage staff training issues;
    motivate other members of the team;
    project manage;
    set objectives;
    plan projects;
    work on new supply strategies;
    plan vehicle routes;
    use specialist knowledge, such as mechanical-handling systems, to provide consultancy services.
    Starting salaries for logistics and distribution managers are between £16,000 and £19,000. This will typically be at a lower level as some experience is usually required before reaching management positions.
    With increased responsibility and management duties, salaries can range from £25,000 to £35,000. Larger companies may pay more, especially on completion of training.
    Middle to senior management level salaries range between £45,000 and £60,000. There is potential to reach higher than this depending on budget, company size, specific role and ambition.
    Income figures are intended as a guide only.

    Working hours
    As a logistics and distribution manager hours of work may vary but are generally around 60 per week. Companies that offer a 24-hour service may operate a shift system, in which case weekend and evening work may be required.

    What to expect
    The working environment ranges from the office to the warehouse or shop floor, and dress standards reflect this. Office wear is most usual.
    This industry is fast moving and work may be stressful.
    Part-time work may be available and freelance work and self-employment on a consultancy basis is sometimes possible, once experience has been gained.
    This is still an occupational area that attracts more men than women, particularly in storage and transport. However, the imbalance is slowly improving with increased graduate entry. Women are becoming better represented in management roles, especially in the retail sector.
    The role occasionally involves travel away from home. In the early stages of training you may be expected to be mobile. For some, considerable overseas travel may be required.
    Logistics and distribution manager jobs are open to all graduates but a degree, HND or foundation degree will help in subject areas such as:

    transport, distribution or logistics;
    business with languages/economics;
    information systems;
    Although many logistics companies are flexible about subjects of study, for some employers, a degree in logistics and/or transport/distribution management is an essential requirement.

    Only a small number of first degree and HND courses are devoted specifically to logistics and transport. However, a range of other subjects, such as business studies, economics, geography and planning, often incorporate relevant modules.

    Many employers may prefer graduates, while others will consider experience and personal qualities in addition to qualifications. Entry without a degree or HND has until now been fairly common, but it is likely that a higher education qualification will increasingly be required as the sector develops its strategic business function and competition for positions may increase.

    A pre-entry postgraduate qualification is not essential, but there are a growing number of Masters degrees in logistics and supply chain management. These may improve chances of entry and progression. Employers' recruitment literature often provides a guide on whether further qualifications are normally preferred. Professional qualifications are also available in logistics and distribution such as the UK Level 2 Certificate in Logistics and Transport which is aimed at new entrants to the profession and provided by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK .

    For more details about qualifications, search postgraduate logistics and supply chain management courses.

    You will need to:

    work logically and systematically;
    have good time management;
    have the ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as think laterally and offer creative solutions;
    have commercial awareness and some numeracy;
    be IT literate and have the ability to handle electronic data;
    be flexible and have the ability to manage change;
    have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, as well as manage people;
    have excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
    be able to negotiate and use your analytical skills;
    maintain a positive attitude to continued learning.
    Work experience
    Related work experience, such as warehousing, storage, retail or administration, could be an advantage and is relatively easy to obtain. Many large logistics companies run graduate recruitment schemes and competition for entry onto these schemes can be high.

    An alternative route is to move into logistics after beginning in another area of the supply chain, such as retail management or purchasing. Logistics consultancies are unlikely to take on new graduates and normally require several years' experience within the industry or in strategic business planning.

    If you are a final year student wishing to apply to larger companies you will need to check with your careers service from late October onwards for vacancy details. Smaller companies tend to advertise throughout the year to suit their recruitment needs.

    Shri Vaibhavi Logistics