Cold Store Dispatch Supervisor - 3 month contract
Alpha Labour Solutions
Johannesburg, South Africa
2d ago
source : Job Placements

Job description : Cold Store Dispatch Supervisor

Hours of Work : Monday Friday 07 : 00 17 : 00

Department : Logistics

Base : City Deep

Reports to : New Business Development Manager and Operations Director

Job Summary : Dispatch and Receiving Supervisor

Minimum qualifications and experience :

  • 3 years’ experience in warehouse management
  • Minimum of 3 years hands on operational experience in a cold storage environment
  • Experience in warehouse administration, resolving queries and receiving
  • Ability to work shifts, overtime and must be able to travel for training
  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Related qualification advantageous
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Soft Skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility and agility
  • Able to work within a large team of diverse personalities internally and externally
  • Able to work in a highly pressurised environment
  • Able to manage, train, develop and discipline a team
  • Able to report effectively to the directors of the company
  • Needs to work independently and without supervision
  • Deadline driven
  • Customer focus
  • Must have a strong business acumen
  • Main Duties / Key Results Areas :

  • To prepare the cold store for receipt of merchandise and unload trucks
  • Ensure receiving loads match the receiving documentation, report any deviations
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices
  • To assure the safety of self, customers and co-workers by understanding and practicing store safety rules and immediately notify the supervisor / food safety team leader of any potential hazard
  • To perform miscellaneous tasks assigned by supervisors and manager, substituting for absent workers and performing any additional tasks necessary to provide products and services to customers during peak periods of business
  • To understand the operation, safety requirements and restraints of a pallet jack and forklift (must be 18 years or older to operate the pallet jack and forklift)
  • To use stacking techniques that will prevent damage to product
  • Ensure adherence to OHS ACT, food safety requirements and use the company’s disciplinary guidelines as a medium to drive improved results.
  • Ensure that the company is professionally represented by its ambassadors (cold store staff relevance) through training, dress code rules and other relevant interventions
  • Nurture a mature and motivated staff complement through continuous training and interacting with staff at all organisational levels
  • Develop and review standard operating procedures for your area
  • Ensure import requirements are met and non-conformances communicated
  • Ensure assets are maintained and accounted for at all time
  • Assist with state vet product inspections, sampling or audits
  • Enforce compliance to food safety policies and procedures
  • Assist food safety team with internal audits, external audits and applicable training - (if required)
  • General :

  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the Director, commensurate with the skills and experience of the post holder.
  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations.
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity.
  • To comply with Policies.
  • To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the position and the needs of the service.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive document but is a reflection of the current position. Details and emphasis may change in line with service needs after consultation with the post holder.
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