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Are you searching for a career within the supply chain industry? Do you have good people skills and strong analytical abilities?



Demand Planner



Well known primary/FMCG food manufacturer has a vacancy for a Demand Planner who has exp in the food manufacturing sector. The incumbent will work with various SKUs in multiple locations, the ability to adapt and communicate effectively is key. Should you have any queries call Antoinette or Bianca on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Run weekly MRP reports for both manufacturing and sales to review demand, forecasted sales and inventory requirements per individual raw material and packaging SKU across both the manufacturing sites.
MRPs include Durban packaging and chemicals, Durban commodities, Johannesburg packaging.
Periodic meetings with Business Unit managers and Contract Packers to discuss forecasts, orders and product trends.
Monthly Durban SOPs meeting and monthly Johannesburg PSD and Jelly SOPs meeting. Formulates and optimises the monthly SOPs process for finished goods both across core products and non-core products.
Analyse relevant information for the S&OP and sales and marketing meetings.
MRPs to be run once a week with associated recommended order replenishment volumes and delivery dates.
Determine inventory replenishment requirements, analyse targeted model stock levels, identify individual order recruitments aligned with associated suppliers and recommend relevant purchase orders.
Implement and maintain the principle of material replenishment balanced with the weekly operational plan and a small safety stock buffer.
Identify and resolve short to medium terms shortages through efficient scheduling to ensure adherence to model stock levels.
Provide suppliers with short and medium term orders and long term forecasts.
Collate multiple quotes per purchase order where applicable.
Analyse and modify weekly forecast and consumption variations versus actual to replicate actual conditions
Analyse the weekly packing planning schedule to avoid any shortages of packaging material. Formulate a weekly call-off schedule to achieve adequate inventory replenishment within targeted model stock levels.
Analyse weekly and monthly forecast variances between forecast, actuals sales and budget.
Analyse weekly actual warehouse space capacity in terms of model stock versus actual stock and reports accordingly, using a graphical interpretation.
Understand the variances against targets for key KPI's and provide explanations and corrective actions required.
Driving ongoing collaborative processes with Marketing, Sales, Finance, Supply Chain and Operations.
Assist with the evaluation and updating of the weekly extrapolated molasses stock movements.
Formulates and updates the weekly extrapolated molasses inventory plan, broken into weekly buckets, using relevant consumption, receipts and storage criteria.
Manage and optimise obsolescence of inventory.
Manage and report on monthly supplier spend per individual supplier
Where applicable manage and align internal demand and supply processes with 3rd party contract packers.
Facilitating of the supplier reviews process and supplier non-conformances in conjunction with procurement.
Manages the supplier returns process in terms of the supply and upliftment of non-conforming materials, supported with a monthly reconciliation process of both quarantine warehouses.
Assists with the monthly stock taking process.
Management of and alignment with Master Supplier Files and Product Files updated and maintained in terms of product selection, TDS, COA, MSDS, supplier food safety questionnaires, supplier food safety
documentation including ISO 9001, FSSC 22 000, HACCP, Kosher and Halaal certification. Supplier quality declaration for all primary packaging.
Management and control of transactional protocol and LINC controls, Supplier payments, BEE preferential procurement spend reporting.
Weekly travel to Johannesburg will be a requirement.

Ideally 5 years’ experience in demand planning or procurement, preferably in a FMCG environment
Fluent in English
Computer literate - Syspro, advanced Excel
Appropriate tertiary qualification in supply chain management, BCom Logistics, BCom Supply Chain, CIPs, CPIM or equivalent qualification.
Preferably exposure to a warehousing supply chain environment
Effective communication skills
Analytical ability to identify transactional and administrative variances and to investigate and resolve accordingly

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Packhouse Manager

Tropical Fruit

Well know fruit grower and packer has a vacancy for a Packhouse Manager who has 2-3 yrs packhouse supervision exp in the sub-tropical fruit packing industry. The incumbent will be responsible for the co-ordination and supervision of all pack house related activities. Should you have any queries, call Salomie or Antoinette on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Optimize throughput and productivity
Establish control points for QMS
Implement monitoring system
Training of workers and evaluation thereof
Monitoring of system and conduct corrective action so that non-compliances are rectified
Handle customer complaints
Schedule annual internal and external audit dates
Validate individual procedures to the manual
Ensure to receive and validate Global-Gap certificates
Collect and submit fruit for MRL analysis
Oversee administration functions at the packhouse
Conduct pre-season planning based on the expected volume of fruit as per the crop estimate. Pre-season planning entails the following aspects and must comply with the requirements of the Quality Management System.
HACCP/BRC Management review.
Assist management with the compiling of the budgets for the respective pack-houses.
Ordering packing material needed to start season.
Dispatch: All fruit must be consigned as per customer requirements and adhere to the dispatch procedures.
Maintain and develop the Quality Management System (HACCP / BRC).
The External accreditations must be maintained through a process of internal and external audits.
All pack-house activities must ensure that the integrity of the system will be maintained at all times.
Ensure that the pack-house complies with the OHS Act and that all activities within the pack-house take place in a safe work environment.
Fruit grading standards (export regulations)
Cartons standards and marking requirements
Temperature and transport regulations

Deg in Agriculture or related qual
2-3yrs Packhouse Supervision exp
3 yrs BRC/HACCP System Control
Knowledge of Subtropical Fruit Packing industry
Working knowledge of Paltrack

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Shipping Clerk

Chemical/ Pharmaceutical/ Raw Material Industry

Ingredients import and exporter in Johannesburg Central has a vacancy for a qualified Shipping Clerk with a min of 2 year experience in Import/ Export in air and ocean freight. Previous pharmaceutical experience would be an advantage. Should you meet the requirements and experience needed for the role you are welcome to apply.

Prepare billing for customers.
Carry out data entry.
Track shipment and forward the information to clients.
Assist in import and export process.
Write and store import and export documentation.
Monitoring shipment expenses.
Preparing creditors schedule.

Tertiary Logistics or Chemical/Pharmaceutical qualification
Minimum 2 years Import/ export experience in air and ocean freight.
Previous Pharmaceutical experience an advantage.
Proficient in Excel and email communication
Good communication skills and willing attitude, must integrate well into the team


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Warehouse Manager - Labelling

Food Manufacturing
West Rand

Well known Food Manufacturer has a vacancy for Warehouse Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the dispatch, receiving,
inventory, and labelling department is running efficiently and that KPI’s for the facility is being achieved and exceeded daily.  Working
knowledge in the food industry is essential.  Should you have any queries call Antoinette or Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Execute daily labelling plan and ensure that any shortcomings are followed up and feedback provided to necessary department heads.
Ensure that Inventory Management is applied daily.
Ensure Daily Loading and Shunting plans are executed on time.
Ensure that correct, item code, batch, lot as well as quantities are dispatched to the correct client.
Ensure that all Invoices, SCT’s as well as scanning conforms to company requirements.
Liaison with finance daily on all damages from picking, labelling etc. and isolate stock to damage location and ensure this is discarded
weekly as per company regulations.
Ensure that monthly cycle counts are done on all sock and that Monthly Stock counts are done as well with Stock Controller.
Ensure good management practices are in place.
Control and manage the staff in warehouse in accordance with company rules and regulations.
Conduct training needs analysis of labelling department.
Conduct performance management of warehouse operators.
Manage training and development, multiskilling of all employees
Ensure that Succession planning of your subordinates is in place
Meet with Operations Manager daily on previous days KPI’s and give accurate feedback.
Investigate variances when they arise and give full details to Operations Manager.
Comply with or preventative maintenance plan
Achieve 98% stock availability at Warehouse
98% Machine Availability
Ensure that seal numbers are recorded and that vehicle is sealed before leaving site, also ensure that seals are checked on inbound
vehicles and discrepancies reported to plants and Warehouse Manager.
Reconcile stock loaded/off-loaded on the truck with the security and to the invoice/SCT to ensure the correct number and type of product is loaded/off-loaded.
Ensure that only released stock on the system is loaded and received.
Ensure that stock is clean, well packed on the pallet and well wrapped.
Ensure that customers and transporters have relevant documents before leaving the premises.
Monitor processes and reports problems to operations manager.
Maintaining of Forklift and other equipment.
Handle general queries and ad-hoc requests and ensure that all operations are concluded before leaving.
Ensure that housekeeping is done daily and facility is in world class condition.
Ensure stock released are done on-time and that all possible picking is done the day before shipping.
Forward all required documents to invoicing clerk for invoicing purposes and ensure this is correct.
Ensure that CHEP is correct and no broken pallets dispatched/received.
Ensure that CHEP documents are forwarded to CHEP controller.
Adherence to GMP.

Minimum Diploma/Degree in Logistics and Warehousing/Storage with Grade 12
5 years’ experience in similar role
Proven work experience as a labelling Warehouse Manager
Supervisory/Leadership skills
Computer Literacy and Syspro knowledge (added advantage)
Sound computer knowledge (Microsoft office packages)
Own transport


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GM Procurement & Logistics

Food Manufacturing

Very stable and well-established company has a vacancy for the abovementioned. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall supply chain management which will result in enhanced business development and sustained customer satisfaction.

Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and meet customer services requirements.
Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle.
Liaise and negotiate with procurement for supplier issues and quality on product release and then Marketing for customer requirements.
Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
Arrange warehouse, plan routes and process shipments.
Resolve any arising problems or complaints.
Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce.
Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets- including management of CHEP system and forklift utilisation.
Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.
Comply with laws, regulations and ISO /FSSC requirements.
Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
Plan and implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
Supervise procurement and logistic team in responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting and customized transportation metrics.
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and legal requirements.
Ensure internal and external stakeholders compliance with company policies and procedures for product transit and delivery.
Direct distribution centre operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives. Negotiate transport
rates and service.
Prepare and file environmental certification applications.
Negotiate with stakeholders to improve supply chain efficiency and sustainability.
Recommend servicing or purchasing of improved technology, such as automated systems.
Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
Implement improvements to internal and external logistics systems and processes
Collaborate with other departments to integrate procurement and logistics with business as customer sales, order management, accounting and delivery of goods.
Direct inbound and outbound logistics operations, such as transportation and warehouse activities, safety performance, and logistics
quality management.
Analyse all aspects of company logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of procurement and transporting products
to suppliers.
Direct and coordinate comprehensive procurement logistical functions for product life cycles including acquisition, distribution, internal
allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, and final disposal of resources.
Review national and regional transportation reports for ways to improve efficiency and minimize the environmental impact of logistics

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Equivalent
MBA would be advantageous
8 – 10 years’ experience in a senior management role
5 - 8 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
Proven negotiations skills
Must be computer literate: Excel, Word, Lotus Notes
Must be proficient in English
Must be well organised, self-motivated and enjoy working under occasional pressure.
Experience in food safety management systems (HACCP; ISO. FSSC 22000 etc is an advantage
Research and report writing skills
Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks

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