Warehouse and Distribution Lead

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • June 30, 2024

Website Greenlight Planet Zambia

About the role:

The Warehouse and Distribution Lead at Sun King will perform a variety of duties to ensure consistent service delivery as per assigned KPIs. This will include but not limited to Warehouse Floor Plan Implementation, Overseeing Inbound & Outbound Order Execution, Warehouse Inventory Planning and Warehouse Associate team management.

What you would be expected to do:

Oversee Warehouse Operations

  • Oversee the daily operations of the warehouse, including receiving, inspection, storage, and dispatch of finished goods, spare parts and merchandise at designated facilities within the set SLAs.
  • Coordinate on warehousing monthly billings based on the SLAs.
  • Following up with 3PL and all relevant parties to ensure order picking/filling is done accurately.
  • Ensuring dispatch to B2C & B2B networks is done in full and on time.
  • Timely follow ups with relevant parties on distribution anomalies.
  • Implement best practices for warehouse efficiency, including lean standards and cost saving initiatives.
  • Supervise a team of warehouse staff which includes but not limited to; fostering a good working environment, KPI setting, tracking, including training and performance evaluations.
  • Liaising with the team to ensure the correct warehouse layout is maintained at all times to ensure space optimization.

Inventory Management

  • Develop and maintain inventory control procedures to minimize loss and ensure accurate tracking of products.
  • Liaising with the distribution and planning team to set inventory reorder levels.
  • Ensuring inventory is managed in accordance to the best practice of FIFO.
  • Planning and conducting cycle spot checks, monthly stock takes and end month stock reconciliations.

Evaluate Health, Safety and Compliance

  • Ensuring basic maintenance standards and compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Train, guide and evaluate new warehouse workers on safety rules.
  • Ensure warehouse teams adhere to set warehouse safety guidelines such as but not limited to use of PPEs at all times.

Reporting and reviewing

  • Generate regular reports on warehouse performance, including inventory levels, order fulfillment, and efficiency metrics.
  • Check data to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.
  • Enforce timely actions on ERP data postings relevant to Warehouse and Distribution.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.

You might be a strong candidate if you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transport and Distribution, Procurement and Logistics or Business administration.  Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, with at least 4 years in warehouse management & logistics/distribution at a mid-senior level.
  • Must demonstrate previous management experience, with ability to guide professionals their career development.
  • Proven ability to work with distributors, 3PLs and sales teams to ensure smooth distribution operations as well as ability to implement process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to the region.
  • Is knowledgeable about inventory management, transport routes, warehousing and distribution networks.
  • Knowledge and working experience with a robust ERP and WMS.
  • Advanced skills in large volume data management.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to work remotely under minimal supervision.
  • Effective People management skills.

What we offer (in addition to compensation and statutory benefits):

  • An opportunity to grow as a professional in a dynamic, fast-growing, high impact industry;
  • The chance to work in an open-minded, collaborative culture surrounded by enthusiastic Greenlighters who are driven by the challenge of continuously innovating and growing an innovative, sustainable business with a profound impact on the world;
  • A truly multicultural experience: you will have the chance to work with and learn from people from different geographies, nationalities, and backgrounds.
  • Structured, tailored learning and development programs help you become a better leader, manager, and professional through the Greenlight Academy.

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