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Warehouse Manager at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Job Description

To lead, develop, advice on and support the implementation of the Warehouse strategy and support the implementation of business plans to deliver the strategic priorities of long term growth opportunities, leveraging scale and building fundamental process, system and people capabilities. Lead the implementation of warehouse processes and design as well as implement process improvements to achieve optimal warehouse logistical effectiveness and productivity. Project manage process improvement implementation and provide support to warehouse operations to ensure standardization and operational effectiveness.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develop an effective Warehouse strategy and business plan based on diagnosis, analysis, insight, expertise and warehouse principles.
• Provide leadership and guidance to ensure the execution of plans to optimize the operation.
• Provide direction and leadership to teams through driving empowerment, accountability, a culture of forward thinking, innovation and continuous improvement.
• Drive a standardized process orientated warehouse operation and ensure compliance.

2. Develop plans to optimize the operation by aligning resources to activity levels and meeting customer service needs to improve the overall warehouse performance.
• Direct accountability for centralized stock and warehouse services.
• Improve the overall performance of Warehouse.
• Assess current warehouse solutions with the aim of continuous improvement.
• Effective management of warehouse improvement projects and the utilization of effective project management principles.
• Analysis of warehouse capacity, throughput, productivity and efficiency from a site perspective.
• Develop and or improve standard operating practices for loading, picking, model stock and housekeeping.

3. Manage the overall warehouse budget and allocation of funds according to plan.
• Drive cost efficiencies and transformation through key strategic projects implementation.
• Development and review of KPIs relevant to warehouse efficiencies and performance.
• Stock management and financial reconciliation of stock in warehouses.
• Ensure audit compliance in respect of stock management and movement.

4. Manage stakeholder relationships.
• Management of warehouse planning process and liaison with Logistics Managers for each logistics channel.
• To ensure the continuous modelling of operational performance to meet optimal customer service and cost objectives.
• Align and engage with stakeholders internally and externally.
• Sharing of operational best practices.
• Ensure the alignment of activities within warehousing with the rest of the business.

Skills, Experience & Education

Experience

• Minimum 8 years’ experience in Supply Chain preferably in an FMCG Environment and 5 years at a Leadership level.
• Experience in logistics and business software systems
• Additional experience and or exposure in sales or manufacturing
• Financial and business modelling experience
• Understanding of key business cost drivers
• Knowledge of logistics operations in large FMCG organizations is an added advantage
• Project management skills and experience

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business or Supply Chain
• CPIM, CPSM or CSCP certification is an added advantage

Competencies

• CCBA business strategy and logistics strategy
• CCBA order to payment process
• Warehouse management and processes
• Warehouse performance measures
• Warehouse management and processes
• Warehouse performance measures
• Lean management
• Execution, planning and schedule control
• Project management and change management
• Problem solving techniques
• Planning and organizing
• Sound financial acumen

Skills
• Application of knowledge areas in Warehouse

Attitudes
• Analytical ability and problem solving
• Excellent decision making ability
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong ownership of operational area and acceptance of accountability
• Leadership capability
• Self-starter with high energy
• Strong self-discipline and organisation
• Ability to plan and implement to completion
• Works independently as well as in a team
• High customer orientation
• Effective conflict management ability

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