Logistics Manager

Job overview

  • Deadline: 24 Sep
  • Country: Zambia
  • Location: Kitwe
  • Job-ID: R0013769
  • Job category: Supply Chain & Logistics
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The Role

The purpose of this role is:

  • To manage the warehouse and freight operations in Central Africa
  • To be the point of contact for Logistics Operations in Central Africa with the view to coordinate Inventory, Freight & Warehousing activities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Sandvik Policies and Procedures are adhered to, and provide proactive and visible safety leadership in all daily activities
  • Develop, maintain and ensure adherence to all procedures
  • Optimise/improve the operational efficiency and performance in the logistics operations
  • Manage the infrastructure integrity and planning
  • Continuously improve and manage the controls to limit shrinkage risk
  • Continuously improve and manage the process flows through the warehouses
  • Support the Operational performance team in executing continuous improvement projects
  • Ensure standardisation to global processes & procedures as required
  • Financial
  • Manage the operational budgets for the Warehouses and functions
  • Plan, manage and forecast operational expenses
  • Ensure warehouse processes are maintained and managed to limit financial risks, including POD handling, goods returns, credit, receiving & despatch processes
  • Lead and participate in cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with Indirect Purchasing function
  • People management
  • Logistics function integration
  • Ensure freight, warehouse & inventory processes are managed in the supply chain
  • Engage with up and downstream regional & country functions to deliver logistic services
  • Management of the order to delivery processes and performance for all agreed warehouses in the territory
  • Monitor and reduce Frontline & Backline Freight cost as a % of Country sales
  • Development & Execution of Network Design in collaboration with Regional Logistics Operations
  • Vendor management where applicable (3PL, freight, security, etc.)
  • Country/Territory Sales Area relationship management (Country Point of Contact)

Your profile

  • Degree/Diploma in relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Warehousing/Distribution/Supply Chain environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar managerial position
  • Experience managing internal and/or external customer service would be
  • desired
  • Experience in managing people and teams
  • Prior exposure to Aurora, DI and ClickView will be an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft office


  • Strategic,
  • innovator,
  • change leader,
  • result driven,
  • customer focus,
  • leadership competencies,
  • decision making,
  • analytical

Deadline: 24 Sep
Job-ID: R0013769

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