Logistics Manager
Abantu Staffing Solutions
East London, South Africa
2d ago
source : Job Placements

Responsibilities : Purchasing : Direct

Purchasing : Direct

Liaise with Central Purchasing department to obtain information on :

  • available suppliers and
  • bench marking of pricing to obtain information regarding current supply basis for action and decision making
  • Place orders, based on information obtained for samples, parts and equipment
  • Liaise with customers on technical and quality specifications, as well as pricing of quotations, to finalise the potential order
  • Handle contracts and pricing as per purchasing and company requirements including : price negotiations; pricing increases;
  • formulation and signing of contracts.

    Purchasing : Indirect

    Take overall responsibility for purchasing of indirect items by :

  • receiving all requests
  • assessing requests
  • forwarding responsibility for sourcing.
  • oversee the output of the buyers.
  • Purchasing : Parts and Accessories

    Take overall responsibility for purchasing of indirect items by :

  • receiving all requests
  • assessing requests
  • forwarding responsibility for sourcing.
  • oversee the output of the buyers.
  • Supplier Development :

    Initiate partnership relationships with suppliers to :

  • reduce costs for both parties
  • increase business opportunities
  • maintain or increase quality standards
  • improve availability and reliability of supply.
  • Savings budget :

    Drive cost savings initiative, based on annual targets as set out by the Head office in Europe by initiating and implementing :

  • cost reductions through negotiations with suppliers
  • consider engineering changes which meet both the customer and supplier quality standards
  • finding alternative sources of raw materials and parts.
  • Quality Management :

    Manage the quality standards of the department in line with the overall company quality management systems by :

  • developing and maintaining quality procedures and guidelines
  • training of all departmental staff on the quality procedures and guidelines
  • ensuring adherence to the quality standards and procedures are maintained.
  • Co-ordinating the internal control system by :

  • Preparing, sending and collating internal review questionnaires
  • Reviewing all non-compliance and initiating corrective action plans
  • Monitoring the implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Material Control :

    Manages the material control function for the site by ensuring :

  • The control and recording of all incoming materials and parts
  • The control and recording of all outgoing materials and parts
  • The authorisation of all logistical costs including airfreight
  • That an accurate MRP system is available and utilized
  • That all material flow is according to the MRP
  • That all movements of parts and finished goods are according to quality standards.
  • Inventory Control :

    Oversee the maintenance of accurate inventory by :

  • initiating audits :
  • analysing inventory turns
  • oversee corrective action as highlighted by the audits
  • stock takes and cycle counts.
  • Housekeeping :

  • regularly conducting housekeeping audits
  • auditing pallets and other equipment in the department
  • Projects :

  • To participate in various site and group projects as required.
  • People Management :

    Manages and supervises all department staff by :

  • planning and objective setting, performance management, training and
  • development, counselling and discipline, participation in recruitment.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Strong Management skills including people management, problem-solving and planning.
  • Assertiveness and accountability attributes.
  • Minimum Requirements :

  • Matric
  • Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Purchasing / Logistics Management
  • 4+ years in a logistics management environment with costing and financial exposure.
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