A vacancy has arisen for an existing position for a glass manufacturer and distributer of Float Glass in South Africa. The successful candidate will form part of an energetic logistics management team and will be responsible for the management and coordination of Distribution activities to support all Domestic and Cross Boarder deliveries.
The company prides itself in maintaining a safe, highly motivated working environment where we all strive to provide exceptional customer service in a cost effective manner.
In the capacity of a Domestic Distribution Coordinator you will be responsible to manage the following activities through a professional well trained work force : · Manage a team of 16 employees on a shift bases (Full management responsibility), this team will include a wide range of functions and activities.
The company runs on SAP and all transactions are carried out within SAP WM, the successful candidate must have SAP Experience as a user and as a coordinator.
Manage Safety to ensure all activities carried out in the Distribution area in a safe manner, in your capacity as a shift coordinator you will be responsible for the safety of your team and for managing and investigating any safety incident.
Loading of all Domestic deliveries and Regional collect loads in line with the agreed load plans · Controlling of the correct delivery documentation in line with the business requirements (Accurate without load Variances) · Manage and coordinate the off-loading of return deliveries.
Manage the housekeeping of the Loading bays under your control to ensure efficient and safe operation in a clean environment.
Minimise glass breakages and drive CIT initiatives to reduce breakages · Compile shift end reports and update visual performance management boards in the meeting area.
The Distribution shift coordinator will be responsible to run effective shift meetings where issues and successes are communicated to ensure the workforce stays informed about their performance and the expectations from the teams.
Apply problem solving skills to issues that arise out of the day to day operations of the distribution function. · Where required, write up new works procedures and conduct training and evaluation with the teams to ensure all understand what is expected and execute work accordingly.
Must have good planning and coordinating skills to balance activities and requirements in a volatile high pressure environment.
Daily interaction with the Domestic CSC Department to communicate progress against Domestic Loading Plans. *PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES : *
Well organised individual that is results driven
Must have good interpersonal skills to effectively communicate
Sufficient management experience to effectively manage the employees, functions and systems under their control.
Must be structured well-disciplined to effectively manage the administrative tasks, under pressure and accurately in a rotating shift environment.
Must be able to cope with a complex work environment with many variables from a loading and transport point of view
The individual must be focussed and be able to think on his feet as effective decision making is critical in this role.
SPECIFIC WORK EXPERIENCE : * · Must have hands on SAP WM user experience around stock control, pick, place and distribution activities.
Must have sufficient SAP system user experience to manage and support subordinates working on the system. · The individual must have at least 5-8 years management experience directly responsible for 16 or more employees in a high pressure distribution environment.
The individual must have experience in management of safety and a good understanding of the occupational health and safety act and the management and investigating of safety incidents is a requirement.
The individual must have experience in a world class manufacturing principles : Visual performance management, 5S and Problem solving.
The individual must have a good understanding around the factors that drive Distribution efficiency and must have a passion for improving the current state of the system.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED : * Tertiary :
Diploma or degree in Production management, Logistics or Industrial Engineering
Certified SAPPICS qualifications coupled with work experience would also be considered Systems and Managerial Skills : · Microsoft Office intermediate to advance skills in Word, Office and Excel · Business report writing skills and preparation of KPIs and stats · SDP or MDP Supervisor or Management development training · Training on Occupational Health and Safety Act and specifically around risk assessments and incident investigation · Training on Transport and distribution Fundamentals · 5-8 Years management experience in a distribution environment directly accountable for all aspects of the workforce of about 16+ · Sound LRA Knowledge and IR management experience to drive people management and run disciplinary enquiries.