National Distribution Manager - Blackheath in Western Cape - Yazoo Recruitment

Yazoo Recruitment

YAZOO RECRUITMENT is a Closed Corporation that commenced operations in January 2003. YAZOO has established a dynamic reputation and enjoyed steady growth in the Financial Services Industries & Auditing Arena in Cape Town. Mid 2006 we branched out into the Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal areas, and during 2010, we included the Eastern Cape to our range. Given the imperatives of employment equity, it is the company’s main objective to cater predominantly for candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Yazoo has formed a solid network of connections in the recruitment industry and preferred market sectors by rendering top-flight service to clients and candidates alike. Recruiter from sector Human Resources, located in Western Cape, From 1 to 10 workers

    About this job ad 5 July


  • Cape Town, City of Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Description

  • Salary: Market Related
    In conjunction with key stakeholders manage and be responsible for all aspects of our client’s distribution on a national level and to conduct rate negotiations, set deadlines, facilitate payments, comply with regulations and ensure the timeous and accurate delivery of goods to customers.
    Qualifications & Accreditations
    Tertiary qualification in logistics and/or supply chain
    Experience & Skills
    A minimum of 7 years’ distribution experience with at least 5 years at management level
    Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
    Key Performance Areas (KPAs)
    Manage strategy and processes
    Ensure all distribution plans have an integrated approach to the organizations strategic objectives
    Investigate, strategize and establish a wider network to expand product offering, improve service and delivery times
    Establish new business nationally and research and present additional revenue streams for existing business units
    Manage and monitor the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of products and put necessary controls and procedures in place
    Ensure stock control and warehousing structures are in place to monitor the flow of goods and products
    Collate daily figures providing an accurate account of productivity and identifying potential backlogs
    Manage and forecast vehicle stock levels, delivery times, transport costs, performance evaluation and customer satisfaction
    Maintain awareness of external influences such as legislation, fuel costs, environmental pressure and manage accordingly to keep efficiencies and to meet targets
    Research and establish the optimal routes to customers to meet and excel on distribution targets
    Accurately balance risk and trends in driving innovation in the organization and distribution through effective testing and analysis
    Introduce and maintain productivity measurements within the various depots to measure and report on performance
    Build strong service provider relations
    Continuously liaise with the existing delivery network to ensure timeous delivery within agreed set standards
    Frequently liaise and negotiate with service providers to ensure and manage best practice, operational reviews on service offering and agreed service level agreements
    Maintain bi-annual performance ratings
    Conducting quarterly Group meetings to identify and report on issues
    Build strong relationships with shipping companies, custom offices and port authorities to assist to maximize efficiency of stock distribution
    Financial and budget management
    Negotiate contracts to achieve cost effective outcomes for the business, including SLA’s to ensure maximum efficiency
    Calculate total distribution cost in relation to new products, and make recommendations to the business for effective distribution
    Develop a business plan and keep abreast of new trends and developments likely to affect the future distribution of products
    Develop annual budget submissions for all distribution and logistics needs nationally
    Managing the depot and distribution costs within the agreed budget
    Calculate, maintain and provide an accurate budget for department
    Ensure ongoing cost reductions are implemented
    Reporting and analysis
    Compile and issue standard daily, weekly and monthly reports according to business needs and requirements timeously
    Generate and issue ad hoc reports through data mining analysis to provide management with key statistics and trends identified and provide recommendations to act accordingly
    Continuously analyse trends related to distribution, undelivered products and returned items across various distribution channels
    Ensure a stable working solution that meets the customer’s delivery requirements by implementing necessary quality control processes
    Monitor and report on the delivery timing performance for both the post office as well as home delivery service providers and other channels
    Improvement of customer services
    Review and develop strategies to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction in line with business strategy
    Provide an efficient and effective operating environment between the regional network, warehouse, head office and the customer to ensure maximum responsiveness and resolution in all matters arising between these parties
    Improve customer service by delivering parcels within agreed time frames
    Maintain and improve on budgeted returns rate
    Resolve customer queries related to distribution within the agreed time frame
    Implement customer service training with independent service providers
    Ensure a culture change within the distribution and warehouse environment to be more customer centric
    Continuously investigate and test ways to improve distribution channels and packaging
    Management of people
    Ensure that all employees have KPA’s in place which to manage performance levels, that adequately reflects expected performance outcomes and defines appropriate competencies and behaviours of the role
    Improve overall skill levels within the area by ensuring personal development plans are in place to address development needs and career aspirations
    Manage any succession risks by identifying key personnel and developing appropriate succession plans with defined development initiatives to achieve career aspirations
    Promote staff engagement by ensuring adequate measures are in place to address pulse survey results
    Ensure adequate and appropriate departmental infrastructure is in place to deliver against KPA’s
    If you are a SA citizen & your CV meets the above criteria, please send your CV to **************************
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    Recognising that diversity is the key to excellence, our client especially encourages members of designated groups to apply.
  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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  • National Distribution Manager - Blackheath in City of Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Recruiter

    Yazoo Recruitment
  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

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