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Driver Team Leader at Equator Bottlers Limited – The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is an American multinational beverage corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.

Job Description

An Exciting position has arisen at Equator Bottlers Limited for the position of Driver Team Leader. Equator Bottlers Limited is based in Kisumu, Kenya and was established in 1966. Equator Bottlers is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa CCBA.
CCBA represents the creation of one of the largest bottlers in the Coca-Cola system and the number one Bottler in Africa. CCBA produces and sells 40% of all the Coca-Cola volumes on the African content. There are more than 30 bottling plants across the CCBA territories.

Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the purpose of this position is coordinating process, people and equipment to ensure on time delivery.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

People practices

  • Coach team members in the correct execution of their tasks operational and technical.
  • Check and ensure that team members monitor planned deliveries versus actual deliveries to obtain the desired customer service levels.
  • Drives performance management practices e.g. Performance Management Way – leading the development of team goals and carrying out team meetings and team goal review sessions.
  • Drive team member development.

To drive SC Ways initiatives on own shift

  • Communicates work practice deployment plans and ensures team buy-in.
  • Coaches team members on work practice Implementation.
  • Coaches team members situational problem solving.

Operating and Logistics Control

  • Ensuring that team members understand and adhere to the operational, quality and logistics standards, work instructions and maintenance schedules, work practice deployment plans and performance target.
  • Review and sign off of distribution performance QCDSM and ensuring that all required administrative tasks in support of the distribution driver team are carried out.
  • Ensures all pre and post trip checks are conducted and problems identified and resolved.
  • Ensures all trip de-briefing procedures are adhered to and that all KPI’s are being adhered to.
  • Works closely with Planners and Expeditors to ensure perfect execution of the distribution plan.

Maintenance of trucks and related equipment

  • Check that the drivers and other team members, carry out required basic vehicle and equipment maintenance tasks and any required basic running repairs on the road in accordance with work instructions and maintenance requirements.
  • Ensure that the mechanic carries out repairs on and before the shift and coaches the team members on autonomous maintenance activities and carries out work in support of the fleet maintenance controllers.
  • Participates in maintenance planning meetings to highlights maintenance problems requiring attention.

Quality Control and Analysis

  • Ensure that the team members understand and adhere to quality standards.

Communication

  • Communicate team goals and regularly review to ensure team alignment.
  • Prepare for the daily shift meeting by reviewing past shift performance and identifying issues for team discussion.
  • Ensure that visual management boards are updated prior shift meetings.
  • Lead the daily shift meeting, making use of a standard agenda, and ensuring that team members actively partake.

Problem solving

  • Coach and support team members in using the correct problem solving techniques such as 5Why, quick fix, OPL’s etc. to solve situational problems.
  • Where problems have been escalated, decide on an appropriate course of action; e.g. calling in specialist resources.
  • Where problems have been resolved, verify that the problem has been eliminated and ensure that work instructions are updated.
  • Escalate problems that could not be resolved at shift level to the Level 3 team.
  • 8. Continuous Improvement
  • Ensure that lost time reduction and process improvement goals are incorporated into team goals, and the team understands these goals.
  • Ensure that improvement goals are tracked and displayed in meeting rooms.
  • Ensure that where process improvement or lost time reduction opportunities have been captured on the gap list, these are properly evaluated, and calls in specialist resources where required to assist in evaluation.

Skills, Experience & Education

  • Degree in Transport and Logistics Management or relevant Supply chain related courses.
  • Be in a possession of a valid heavy duty driver’s license and statutory documentation.
  • 3 years supervisory distribution or transport experience preferably in an FMCG environment.

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