Distribution Centre Operations Controller

May 25, 2022

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Job Description

The purpose of the role is to maintain the current performance and make recommendations to improve distribution performance in line with the departmental strategic objectives by increasing productivity and reducing costs while focusing on efficiency of resources.


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Manufacturing environment is essential.

Degree in Logistics or Supply Chain

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Warehouse/Distribution essential.

Managing of routes for own distribution fleet

Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, Syspro software.

Managing of driver’s timetable and employees reporting to your structure.

Special Requirements:

Long working hours and working on weekends are required from time to time
Resilience – ability to cope under pressure; Customer focus; Self-responsibility; planning/priority setting; attention to detail; coordination, organization

Leadership; Information gathering and communicating; Relationship building

The ability to understand, speak and write in English is essential
Organizational awareness; Monitoring and controlling.



Warehouse management

Distribution management

Vehicle management

Human Resource Management

Ensure inventory records on accounting system are accurate at all times, by ensuring that all stock movements are appropriately recorded and captured into Syspro.

Cycle counts of responsible warehouses once a week

Ensure stock rotation is done properly as per works instruction

Manage daily distribution planning.

Optimal use of delivery structures – planning, routing, vehicles.

Recommend & implement the use of best practice distribution technologies & practices.

Deliveries must be sent out on or before the required dates

Control and maintain distribution vehicles.

Fuel usage management, Report on CPK/vehicle

Incident reporting and prevention – breakdowns, hijackings, accidents.

Training and Development

Review WIs & SW’s and ensure training is implemented


Manage overtime of distribution personnel

With a better than 99% accuracy

Adherence to procedures and work instructions

Maintain on-time delivery at +95%

Ensure budget control according to forecast.