We are urgently recruiting for a passionate and dynamic Distributions Manager to manage overall logistics, operational warehouse & distribution and 3PL activities for a leader in the consumer goods sector for Southern Africa.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Matric and Relevant 3-year Tertiary Qualification (Degree/National Diploma) in Warehousing, Logistics, Management, Supply Chain or similar
  • At least 6 – 8 years’ experience in Logistics/Materials Management environment, Inventory/Warehouse Management or other Supply Chain areas as well as managing outsourced end to end 3PL is essential
  • 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 – Excel (advanced), Oracle and other WMS, MS Office etc)

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.
  • Operationally manage 3rd parties and transportation companies and regularly evaluate performances and relations in close cooperation with Transport Manager for EMEA
  • Ensure that Health & Safety requirements are complied with.
  • Oversee the daily Order Fulfillment-, Assembly and Warehousing processes and assure procedures and SLA’s are followed to maintain timely and accurate delivery of products

Human Resources

  • Continuously review and develop the departmental organization to meet its objectives. Develop and maintain performance expectations and job summaries.
  • Hire and train staff so that they are able to pro-actively support the departmental objectives.
  • Provide the opportunity and atmosphere for staff development within the department through timely and complete IDP’s, appraisal’s and necessary training within agreed budgets
  • Monitor work performance of staff providing corrective counseling and/or disciplinary measures as deemed necessary


  • 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.


  • Prepare annual departmental budget and give input for local country budgets
  • Manage manpower within the agreed budget for the department reporting in a timely manner deviations and reasons/actions to bring costs back into line.
  • Regular review the need, cost and stock levels for supplies and components used within the departments reporting in a timely manner deviations and reasons/actions to bring costs back into line.
  • Location: Successful incumbent will primarily be based in Johannesburg (Northern Suburbs)
  • Offer: Market related salary plus benefits
  • Candidates must have valid passport, and valid SA drivers license

To apply or for further details send us an detailed CV (in MS Word format) via email to info@sapientis.co.za (Ref: DOM_H_G)

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