CHEP is the world leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 285 million pallets and containers from a global network of more than 500 service centers in 42 countries, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.
CHEP partners with customers to develop pooling solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and cut supply chain costs, adding exceptional value for its customers.
With more than 300,000 customers around the globe, including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Carrefour, Kellogg's, Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, The Home Depot, Tesco, Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for "Handling The World's Most Important Products Everyday."
CHEP employs more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries and benefits from more than four decades of industry experience internationally.
Position Purpose :
The position is responsible and accountable for the effective functioning of the Logistics Planning team to ensure the efficient supply of hire stock and raw materials from suppliers and CHEP service centres, to internal and external customers.
This position will take full responsibility for C stock equipment availability through effective inventory planning.
Key Accountabilities :
Production Planning and Inventory Control :
Responsible for maintaining desired inventory levels at the various service centres as well as communicating the inventory levels and stock transfer plans to internal customers.
Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of service centre capabilities and constraints relating to specific products :
Availability of yard space to store
Load handling capability and time constraints (hours of operation)
Understanding of the new product procurement plan including quantity on order and lead times.
Develop stock transfer / collection & delivery plan requirements (i.e. product code and status, quantity, source, destination, timing) based on equipment flows, whilst taking into consideration service centre and transport constraints
Develop a formalised production planning process with Operations and implement production planning for all products and service centres in order to minimise total company cost without compromising on customer availability.
This would include production plan proposals incorporating changes in production volumes and changes in shifts.
Lead and manage the inventory planning activities carried out by the Logistics Planners to ensure that customer demand is always satisfied irrespective of supply chain constraints.
Support the development of the Annual Planning Process through the coordination of sourcing, production plan and pool flow plans across the network (Stocks and flows)
Logistics Flows :
Develop and formalise route plans based on equipment flows / customer demand in order to reduce Logistics costs.
Optimize stock movements through customer collections & deliveries i.e. reduce relocations.
Increase customer collection and delivery volumes as well as direct deliveries from suppliers.
Perform ad hoc analysis in order to improve logistics efficiencies and reduce logistics costs.
Customer Service & Support :
Operate within a business unit that consistently meets customer needs & expectations.
Learn about the customer's challenges and objectives, both internal and external.
Identify ways to support them and overcome challenges
Identify changes or challenges to management
Delivers analysis of current service and cost reviews to determine areas of opportunity
Supports strategic distribution and Logistics initiatives
Logistics Revenue :
Manage total logistics revenue, including revenue generated from relocation and revenue generated from collection and deliveries.
Ensure that the relocation matrix is up-to-date, is aligned to customer behaviour / the dynamics of the pool of each product / group and provide CHEP with sufficient recovery compared to relocation costs.
Manage the overall collection & delivery gross margin to ensure that the margin meets the target and that non-commercial deals are carefully considered and validated with relevant stakeholders, prior to agreement and implementation.
Required Qualifications & Experience :
Degree / Diploma in Supply Chain, Logistics or Business Commerce
Six Sigma Certification
5 Years in a Logistics, Operations, Transportation or Supply Chain industry, in fast-paced environment, preferably in FMCG.
SAP knowledge an advantage.
Ability to interact and positively influence all role-players in the supply chain, from suppliers through to customers, internal and external contacts.
Personal : Team Leader; Supply chain knowledge and applied management tools; Transport industry experience, strategic & critical thinker, worked successfully in matrix structure, strong analytical skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.
CHEP : Knowledge of various Logistics, Operations and Sales business processes.
Computer : Microsoft Office, SAP, Transportation, Routing & Scheduling software package
Come join an extremely successful performance and growth oriented team, we'd love to hear from you. A highly competitive compensation and benefit package including retirement benefits, educational reimbursement, and more is offered in conjunction with an exciting, fast paced work environment.
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