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Warehouse Manager

by | Jun 4, 2024

International equipment manufacturer is looking for a dynamic and results-driven Warehouse Manager to be based in our Johannesburg site.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:

 Job description

  • As a Warehouse Manager, you will manage warehouse operations, optimize space utilization, and ensure the timely receipt, storage, and dispatch of goods. Your role involves leading a team of warehouse staff, implementing best practices, and maintaining a safe and organized working environment
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the full warehouse operations which includes two sites in Linbro Park.
  • In addition to the warehouse function, the candidate must also be responsible for both the incoming and outgoing logistics functions via our approved courier and freight forwarding networks
  • The warehouse function includes the receiving of incoming goods, issuing to production and the performance of monthly cycle counts. A primary responsibility is also the control and planning of the annual stock count.
  • The candidate will work closely with the purchasing team to ensure orders are placed timeously and to ensure shortages are eliminated.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement warehouse policies, procedures, and operational guidelines to ensure efficient and safe warehouse operations, compliance with regulations, and customer satisfaction.
  • Plan and coordinate the receipt, storage, and dispatch of goods, materials, and products, optimizing warehouse layout, storage systems, and workflow to maximize space utilization and productivity.
  • Supervise warehouse staff, including warehouse supervisors, forklift operators, pickers, and packers, providing leadership, direction, and training to ensure performance and productivity.
  • Monitor inventory levels, stock movements, and replenishment activities, conducting regular cycle counts, audits, and inventory checks to maintain accurate inventory records and prevent stockouts or overstocking.
  • Implement inventory management techniques, such as ABC analysis, FIFO/LIFO, and batch tracking, to prioritize inventory, minimize carrying costs, and optimize stock levels based on demand forecasts and sales trends.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, security protocols, and workplace health standards, conducting regular safety inspections, training sessions, and emergency drills to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Coordinate with suppliers, vendors, and carriers to schedule inbound and outbound shipments, track delivery schedules, and resolve logistics issues to ensure timely and cost-effective transportation of goods.
  • Utilize computerised system (SAGE) to manage inventory, track shipments, generate reports, and analyze warehouse performance metrics, such as order fill rates, cycle times, and accuracy.
  • Optimize picking, packing, and shipping processes, implementing lean principles, automation, and technology solutions (e.g., barcode scanning, RFID) to improve efficiency, accuracy, and order fulfillment speed.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, sales, and production, to coordinate inventory planning, order processing, and customer delivery requirements, ensuring alignment with business objectives.
  • Resolve inquiries, complaints, or issues related to warehouse operations, delivery delays, or damaged goods, ensuring prompt resolution and customer satisfaction.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and KPI tracking for warehouse staff, measuring key metrics such as productivity, accuracy, safety, and on-time delivery, and providing feedback and coaching for improvement.
  • Manage facility maintenance, repairs, and housekeeping activities, ensuring cleanliness, orderliness, and compliance with environmental regulations and industry standards.
  • Develop contingency plans and risk mitigation strategies for emergencies, disasters, or disruptions to warehouse operations, such as power outages, equipment failures, or supply chain disruptions.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in warehouse management, participating in training programs, seminars, and professional development activities.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain management, business administration, or a related field;
  • Proven experience in warehouse management, distribution, or logistics operations, with a track record of managing large-scale warehouses or distribution centres.
  • Strong knowledge of warehouse operations, inventory management principles, logistics processes, and supply chain best practices, with experience in implementing warehouse management systems (WMS).
  • Familiarity with safety regulations, security protocols, and workplace health standards governing warehouse operations, including OSHA.
  • Leadership and team management skills, with the ability to lead, motivate, and develop warehouse staff, fostering teamwork, accountability, and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, negotiate with stakeholders, and communicate effectively with internal and external partners.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to analyse data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize warehouse operations and solve complex logistics challenges.
  • Proficiency in using warehouse management systems (WMS), inventory control software, and Microsoft Office applications for data analysis, reporting, and communication.
  • Project management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, and execute warehouse improvement projects, process enhancements, and technology implementations within scope, budget, and timeline constraints.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and adapting to changing business needs and market conditions. 

Required Skills:

  • Warehouse management
  • Inventory management
  • Logistics coordination
  • Team leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Analytical skills
  • Safety management
  • Project management
  • Adaptability
  • SAGE Accounting system experience is preferred

Remuneration

Up to R 40,000.00 per month total CTC

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