Distribution Manager Job Opportunity at Ackermans

Posted on :

3 Feb, 2014

Category :

Sales Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this position is to provide operational management and leadership to all Ackermans Group DC activities to ensure efficiency and excellence in service delivery in support of the sales strategy of Ackermans.

The Distribution Manager will be expected to ensure the delivery of the agreed service levels by all distribution centres. He/she will establish standard operating procedures for all DC’s, deliver the required results and liaise with internal customers, suppliers, management and the stores on DC matters. He/she will report back on daily, weekly and monthly production within the DC’s.
Qualifications Essential:
-Tertiary qualification in either Engineering, Supply Chain management, Logistics management or Business commerce

-Post graduate qualification in any of the streams listed above
-Project management
-Advance diploma in Retail Management Principles


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

KNOWLEDGE required:

  • -Operations management
  • -Supply chain management
  • -High impact leadership
  • -Retail business and strategy
  • -Appreciation for information systems
  • -Industrial relations


SKILLS required:
-Strong analytical skills
-Strong technical skills
-Written and verbal communication skills
-Attention to detail skills
-Planning and organising skills
-Influencing skills
-Leadership skills
-Networking skills
-Evaluation skills
-Management skills
-Problem solving skills
-Conflict handling


Key Responsibilities

•Management of all the DC’s service level performance.
•Optimization of DC operations and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures across all DC’s
•Communication with and handling of enquiries from the business on all operational aspects of DC operations
•Management of the operational cost to the budgets
•Proposal and business case analysis for DC capital investment projects
•Management of the IT services interface to DC’s
•Management of the shared services relationships, including Labour Brokers (Gulf, GP, Golden Rewards cc), packaging material suppliers, equipment maintenance service providers etc.
•Management of the effective implementation of DC Capital Projects
•DC volume allocations and balancing to align with business requirements and priorities
•Oversee the management of the Hanger Recycling activities
•Capacity planning
•Effective utilization of Human Resources and training interventions


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Department Supply Chain
Brand Ackermans
Reporting To Position Director
Job Type Classification Permanent
Number of Positions 1
Location – Town / City Kuilsriver
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Country South Africa

Close Date: 2014/02/12

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