DuPont Distribution Manager in Gauteng, South Africa
Distribution Manager (Job Number: SUP00001677)
PIONEER HI-BRED R.S.A. (Pty) Ltd, a company with its origins deeply rooted in agriculture, is a leader in the seed industry and an award winner in its field. Our longstanding successes, both locally and abroad, have made us not only a
choice provider, but also a choice employer.
The purpose of this role is to develop and execute an effective and efficient Logistics and Distribution strategy for the Africa commercial businesses
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for partnering as a strategic interface with IO and Commercial Leadership to enable successful execution of projects and distribution of products to the customer.
Provide oversight to management of transportation, logistics, Warehousing and related processes involving physical movement and warehousing of inbound and outbound shipments from inception through completion and review, ensuring business needs are met, optimal supply is positioned, and risk exposure is minimized.
This role has responsibility for alignment between distribution and production plans to meet sales channel distribution timing and service level commitments.The Manager is expected to successfully execute all logistics related planning efforts for all product lines through alignment and ownership across Africa business functions (supply chain, production, sourcing and commercial.)
Lead development and execution of strategies/plans concerning product movements using multi-modal transportation options and awareness of warehouse capacity issues.Establish transportation, logistics and shipping priorities. Identify and oversee process improvements.
articipate on management team consisting of managers of other business areas or functions for purposes of needs assessment, direction and goal setting, planning and resource allocation.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO BE MET:
- Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or equivalent field3 to 5 Years’ experience in leading projects or improvement effortsExperience in transportation, logistics and distribution managementDemonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements, such as phytosanitary, certification requirements/regulations and customs requirements/regulations and packaging, labeling and moving product and materials, including how they impact the business and customerKnowledge, Skills & Competencies:Strong communications skills, written, visual and verbalAbility to communicate with all levels of the organizationStrong strategic mindsetAbility to solve complex problemsAbility to prioritize and delegate multiple tasks with oscillating workloadsStrong ability to lead and manage teams, resolve conflicts and influenceStrong analytical skills and business understandingAbility to utilize resources effectively throughout the organizationAbility to create and develop new ideasPlanning and management involves global operations.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO BE MET:
Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or equivalent field
3 to 5 Years’ experience in leading projects or improvement efforts
Experience in transportation, logistics and distribution management
Demonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements, such as phytosanitary, certification requirements/regulations and customs requirements/regulations and packaging, labeling and moving product and materials, including how they impact the business and customer
Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:
Strong communications skills, written, visual and verbal
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
Strong strategic mindset
Ability to solve complex problems
Ability to prioritize and delegate multiple tasks with oscillating workloads
Strong ability to lead and manage teams, resolve conflicts and influence
Strong analytical skills and business understanding
Ability to utilize resources effectively throughout the organization
Ability to create and develop new ideas
Primary Location: EMEA-South Africa-Gauteng-Kempton Park
Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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