Logistics Operations Manager (Portuguese speaking)
Sapientis
Pretoria, South Africa
6d ago
source : Job Placements

Operations Manager (Automotive Warehousing / Logistics)

We are urgently recruiting for a passionate and dynamic Portuguese speaking Operations Manager to manage all operations within the Logistics / Warehousing and Automotive space for an International Warehousing and Distribution Company in Johannesburg.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Degree / Diploma) in Warehousing, Logistics, Management, Operations or similar
  • Solid previous experience of managing the operations of an Automotive Warehousing / Logistics / Distribution Division
  • Budgetary and financial skills.
  • Employee Relations and Conflict Management skills.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Procedures, Requirements and Legislation.
  • Ability to motivate a large team, schedule tasks and prioritize actions, allocate resources effectively, delegate tasks and manage projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer literate SAP an advantage
  • Must be able to speak Portuguese
  • Key responsibilities will also include :

    Operational Procedures

  • Ensure company policies and procedures in place and adhered to at all times regular audits to be conducted and reported on.
  • Ensure that return on assets (manpower and equipment are maximized)
  • Ensure that Health & Safety requirements are complied with.
  • Human Resources

  • Ensure appraisals are formally conducted annually with informal quarterly reviews with all staff
  • Ensure headcount is monitored and controlled within budget
  • Ensure all employee issues are handled according to company procedures
  • Confirm and sign off all temp / contract staff invoices on a fortnightly / monthly basis
  • Provide headcount statistics on a weekly basis
  • Ensure staff committees meet and minutes are provided
  • Distribution

  • Monitor all distribution efficiencies and ensure corrective action taken where necessary.
  • Constantly keep updated with transport trends, ensure the most cost effective solution is utilized.
  • Monitor customer service levels to ensure that required level is achieved.
  • Negotiate with contractors on rates and utilization as required.
  • Ensure that fleet is optimized and maintained on a regular basis.
  • Monitor fuel usage on a monthly basis.
  • Handle customer queries as required.
  • Warehouse

  • Ensure that all functional efficiencies are reviewed daily, weekly and monthly and that corrective action is taken where appropriate.
  • Assist Principals during depot visits.
  • Ensure that housekeeping standards are maintained.
  • Location : Successful incumbent will primarily be based in Pretoria
  • Offer : Market related salary plus benefits
  • Candidates must have SA ID (and speak Portuguese)
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