General Manager - Operations (JHB)
Greys Personnel
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

Duties Include :

  • Overall management and coordination of all DC activities
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Provide staff leadership and direction
  • Ensuring DC adheres to company policy and administer practices in fair and equitable manner.
  • Managing budget and controlling expenses.
  • Recommending policies and programs, which guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels by effectively forecasting resources needed to meet service, financial and operational requirements.
  • Develops annual operating budgets in support of the company''s financial goals and responsible for P&L management. Complete cost justification and determine ROI.
  • Controls cost through process improvement initiatives, productivity of personnel, efficient utilization of space and protection of stored materials.
  • Ensure protection and accuracy of inventory by adhering to all inventory control processes and procedures.

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and meet the needs of customers; both internal and external.
  • Communicate and articulate to staff what the vision for the organization looks like and communicating clear strategies to move toward that vision.
  • Provide team members with opportunities to develop new skills, carry out challenging assignments, and accept new responsibilities while ensuring a talent base necessary to meet organizational needs.
  • Sets / clarifies requirements and expectations for DC Managers.
  • Measures performance, provides feedback, and hold DC Managers accountable for their performance and the performance of their departments.
  • Takes proactive steps to ensure that best practices are shared across all departments & shifts.
  • Works closely with support functions (HR, Finance, IT and Supply Chain) to build and secure support and resources for projects and initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce logistics cost and improve operations
  • Budget and expense control
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong team
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess the impact of short-term decisions on the longer-term business goals.
  • Supervise and motivate a large staff of managers, employees and temporary workers.
  • Ensure that customer''s service expectations are met, including achieving all service levels metrics and quality performance goals
  • Generate, cultivate and communicate ideas for continual improvement of processes and activities across all areas of the DC operation.
  • Prepare various reports and analyses as required.
  • Research and reconcile forecasted financial results with posted General Ledger results as part of the Month end reconciliation.
  • Foster a strong culture of teamwork and high staff engagement building a best-in-class safety operating environment and high quality
  • Requirements include :

  • Hons Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics and Management
  • At least 5-7 years senior managerial experience
  • Previous experience and exposure in a highly complexed and detailed environment
  • Experience and exposure in warehousing environment
  • Stock management experience (inventory)
  • Productivity improvement experience, reaching and exceeding targets
  • Budget management experience (building and managing)
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