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Depot Manager

KwaZulu Natal

Our client, a well-known South African listed company is looking for a driven, people-orientated, systems and process focused individual to manage their Durban Depot. This role includes management of operations, people, resourcing, efficiencies and customer / sales growth.
Qualifications, Competencies & Experience:
  • Operations or Logistics Management qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience at management level
  • Ability to run a production line with set quality outcomes and performance targets
  • Experience in a manufacturing / production environment an advantage  
Reporting to the General Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for:
  • Ensure Depot is running efficiently within cost and quality parameters ensuring container production line utilisation is planned at a maximum
  • Management of Operations, Workshop, Reefer and Yard Supervisors and their teams
  • Maintaining and managing customer relationships and new business growth
  • Manage and contain manpower costs
  • Manage and support SHEQ initiatives and objectives
  • Manage all activities within the operations process, including maintenance and the workforce
  • Inventory control, managing stock levels and procurement of materials
  • Responsible for WIP turnaround and limits
  • Create and implement organisational/operational changes on an operative level
  • Maintaining skills matrix for operational employees indicating skill requirements and certification
  • Investigation into root cause
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure effective Debtors, Creditors and Budget management
Required skills:
  • Excellent communication, numeracy and computer literacy skills
  • Good people management skills and management of staff
  • Identifying problems and implement preventative strategies to minimise risk
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytic ability and be very detail-oriented
  • Being results and deadline-driven
  • Good understanding of financial accounts