Logistics Manager, East London

Last update 2024-02-29
Expires 2024-03-29
ID #2021761053
Logistics Manager, East London
South Africa, Eastern Cape, East London,
Modified February 7, 2024


Position description / overview:
We are seeking an experienced and accomplished Logistics Manager to lead and optimize our imports and exports.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in logistics and supply chain management.

Minimum Requirements / Experience:
Degree or higher in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a related field.
5+ years’ previous experience as a Logistics Manager or similar
Work experience in the automotive, manufacturing environment
Knowledge of IATF 16949 controls for Purchasing, Logistics and Supply chain
Must be professional to be customer liaison and company representative

Key Responsibilities:
Analyze weekly customer demand for spikes and fluctuations
Monitor and optimize material release communication to suppliers.
Determine critical parts through analysis of 10-day report.
Expedite material through daily follow up with suppliers.
Maintain optimal inventory levels
Monitor and report on the performance of the logistics function.
Monitor and manage freight costs by avoiding premium freight and optimising container utilization.
Monitor all new projects for optimal packaging/logistics costs.
Develop and sustain good relationships with the customer and suppliers.
Act as communication champion and ensure that the drive for a positive employee relations environment is maintained.
Adhere to and drive all logistics/customs and excise related legal procedures.
Ensure adequate staffing and direct subordinates to achieve relevant goals timeously
Responsible for training, coaching, and guidance of subordinates
Ensure Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.
Management of warehouse and plant logistics operations to ensure service providers perform to contractual service agreements.
Managing client relationships, which possibly includes constructing and hosting meetings.
Experience in dealing with international colleagues/suppliers
People development
Perform ad hoc duties as and when required.
Client Relationship Management:
Build and nurture strong client relationships, taking full ownership of existing accounts
Address queries and concerns promptly while fostering positive interactions
Make informed decisions that positively impact business performance
Clearly communicate decisions and their rationale to stakeholders
Influential Communication:
Articulate ideas logically and persuasively
Effectively negotiate and influence attitudes and opinions, gaining agreement on proposals
High Standards:
Set and maintain high standards for work, both personally and within the team
Display meticulous attention to detail and the ability to recover from setbacks
Uphold professionalism in behavior and language
Remain composed and balanced under pressure, adhering to standards and procedures.
Resource Management:
Identify and organize resources necessary for goal achievement
Skillfully prioritize tasks, set measurable yet challenging goals, and monitor performance

Competencies / Skills:
Proven leadership skill
Computer literate (MS Office)
Ability to work under pressure
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with internal teams and external partners.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Logistics manager

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