Depot Manager- UCD Durban-jobs in Durban | Grindrod Limited jobs 2022

Grindrod Limited

This challenging position is available for a driven, people-orientated, systems and process focused individual to manage the Durban Container Depot including operations, people, resourcing, efficiencies and customer / sales growth.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

• 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 – ensuring maintenance of acceptable work standards and discipline
• Manage and support SHEQ initiatives and objectives
• Maintain knowledge and understanding of company work instructions and ensure compliance to these as well as Safety Procedures
• Manage all activities within the operations process, including maintenance and the workforce
• Inventory control, managing stock levels and procurement of materials (selecting, ordering, and purchasing 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 of container/operational inefficiencies, quality deviations/issues and the implementation of corrective action
• Monitor and present operation performance KPI’s daily as well as daily activity reports
• Maintain necessary record and documentation as required and fulfill all reporting requirements
• Work closely with Finance to ensure effective Debtors, Creditors and Budget management
• Conduct regular housekeeping inspections to ensure a high level of neatness, cleanliness and tidiness is maintained

Desired Experience & Qualification

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
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
·       Being able to develop good working relationships and trust with various teams
·       Strong problem-solving skills, analytic ability and be very detail-oriented
·       Working well with different departments and external customers and suppliers
·       Being results and deadline-driven
·       Good understanding of financial accounts in order to manage debtors / creditors
·       Computer literacy – MS Office
·       Able to travel as and when required
·       Valid driver’s license essential
Applicants to send their CV’s to the HR Department:  
Please state the following reference in the subject line of your application: Depot Manager – DBN 2022

Applications close Thursday, 9 June 2022
Please note that the position is open to internal and external candidates. Due consideration will be given to the company’s employment equity targets, internal recruitment policies and the employment equity plans.

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Location: Durban


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