Job Title
Logistics Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
8 to 10 years
R50000 to R53000
Job Published
02 July 2024
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Job Description



The Logistics Manager is responsible for the overall Supply Chain Management, including controlling purchasing, distribution and transport process, including the management of goods/materials within the plant. The Logistics Manager will also collaborate closely with suppliers, customers and transport carriers. The Logistics Manager will handle the entire delivery process of products by scheduling both inbound and outbound shipments and ensures that logistics/supply chain process runs smoothly to meet the needs of customers.


Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or related qualification


5 to 10 Years experience working in Logistics/ Supply Chain, Transport preferably in Automotive Manufacturing or Manufacturing environment


  • Knowledge of end-to-end logistics operations
  • Commercial and Financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such import/export, customs regulations, OHS regulations,
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of a manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, with advanced Excel.
  • Solid understanding of logistics and inventory management software
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information.
  • Knowledge of lean techniques will be advantageous.
  • Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Customer -focused.
  • Assertive and decisive, with sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Strong planning skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles.
  • Resilient, optimistic, and open to change
  • Maintain awareness of industry and global trends
  • Strong management skills with the ability to optimise team development and performance.
  • Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to influence at all levels and cultures.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strategic Reallocation of Resources and Review of Work Methods


  • Plan, manages and evaluate logistics operations, liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transport companies and customers.
  • Create and implement best practice logistics principles policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems whilst maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor Cost, quality, quantity & delivery times.
  • Negotiates rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers.
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes and frequency.
  • Monitor the service of the supply chain networks and vendors against financial and KPI metrics.
  • Ensure transport companies comply with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
  • Resolve all queries pertaining to transportation, logistics systems, imports/exports and customer complaints.
  • Review the impact of logistics changes, such as routing, production volumes etc.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives, identify inefficiencies, and cost optimisation opportunities.
  • Ensures the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the support of the logistics team.
  • Identify and resolve inventory discrepancies and ensure the Inventory System is updated.
  • Keeps track of slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Identifies savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process.
  • Interprets trends, analyze and review data and provides meaningful logistics data to support customer service and cost improvements