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Distribution Lead (Warehouse / Transport / Road / Rail / Mining / Manufacturing / Supply Chain) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs
Logistics Jobs
South Africa
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Reference Number: 358-0802LH

Job Description:

Our client is seeking an experienced Distribution Lead from a background in mining and manufacturing warehousing and transportation to join their team in Gauteng.


  • Overseeing warehouse and distribution activities to ensure best practices in road and rail transportation are adhered to, resulting in lower cost, minimising risks and reducing lead times.
  • Ensure adherence to company’s global shipping guidelines and supporting of regional Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives for safety and operational procedures, productivity and efficiency.
  • Ensure service delivery compliance in accordance with client regulations.
  • Improving stock visibility and traceability, picking accuracy, losses avoidance, returns and service level fines.
  • Contract and relationship management for carriers.
  • Implementation of management tools for reporting, analytics and dashboards to manage carriers.
  • Budgeting and cost control.
  • Identifying distribution team development and training needs and creating a positive environment through clear direction.
  • Management of Major Hazards Facilities (MHF) in line with regulations and control performance indicators.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation or similar.
  • 10 years previous experience in warehousing, transportation and distribution within the mining and / or manufacturing sectors, with at least 5 years at a senior level.
  • Experience defining and implementing product delivery plans for multiple continents with various modes of transport.
  • Well-versed in transportation, warehousing and international logistics regulations.
  • Air, sea, road and rail freight and distribution experience.
  • Experience in lean practices, continuous improvement initiatives and ISO application.
  • Strong vendor / supplier / carrier relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Previous experience on SAP applications for transportation and warehousing.
  • Budgeting and cost control experience.
  • Willing to travel when required.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent contract.

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