Distribution Centre Project Manager
Cape Town, South Africa
5d ago

Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Distribution Centre Project Manager to join our Supply Chain Development team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t get bored, as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of infrastructure and process projects within the Distribution Centres (DC’s) in the network.

The function of the role is to execute the design, planning and implementation of new process and infrastructure improvements and expansions of existing DC’s from start to completion, under the guidance of the DC Development Manager.

The role is required to, on an ongoing basis, evaluate existing process and infrastructure to ensure that maximum efficiency is extracted through improvement projects.

The role also manages project expenditures against budget allocation for specific projects.

The position reports into the Distribution Centre Development Manager.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Management and control of costs for specific projects
  • Project administration and change management across numerous projects simultaneously
  • Appointment and management of external suppliers and contractors for project delivery and execution
  • Cost management and payment approvals for projects
  • Designing and implementing Distribution Center projects to support the business growth
  • Procurement of equipment to support operations and processes
  • Analysing and implementing new automation within the Distribution Center operations, under the guidance of the DC Development Manager
  • Supporting supply chain operations in delivering budgeted productivity improvements through engineering and continuous improvement initiatives
  • The role has no direct reports
  • Attributes :

  • Proven track record of project management and execution
  • Understanding of good project management practices and methodologies
  • Strong project administration capabilities
  • Knowledge of DC operations and processes
  • Attention to detail with a curious mind
  • Excellent change management abilities supported by a proven track record
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated; critical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Qualifications :

  • Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, B.Comm Logistics (Hons) or similar qualification
  • Recognised project management certifications preferred, i.e., Prince 2, Postgraduate diploma in Project Management
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management with exposure to Supply chain highly desirable
  • The Environment :

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
  • com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

    Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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