Raw Materials and Packaging Warehouse Manager - Boksburg, South Africa - Danone

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Boksburg, South Africa

3 weeks ago

Thabo Mthembu

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About the job
Oversees the receipt, storage and dispatch of products in a safe and efficient way.

Mobilizes the team and sets up the right processes and tools to ensure the site's main objectives are met in terms of Safety, Quality, Service and Costs.

Manage Safety and Quality in the Warehouse

  • Ensures standards are in place and continuously measured on the site in terms of Safety (WISE), Food Safety (AIB), Quality and Stock Management
  • Ensure a safe, healthy work environment
  • Manage reject material process for sending material back to suppliers
  • Ensure adherence of allergen storage, chemicals and empty containers management.
  • Contribute to industrial audits by providing evidence and information as required by audit requirements (Safety, GMP, Suppliers)
  • Ensure quality requirements and checks in the stores regarding inspection of incoming material and rejection of material
  • Ensure adherence to Food Safety and Quality principles as included in the policies, procedures, product specifications and processes. This also includes general Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and hygiene practices.
  • Identify and report any potential Food Safety & Quality and GMP deviations and hazards.
  • Adhere to Danone Way and DANGO audit requirements

Manage Cost and productivity

  • Impact both the CANN (through the management of Raws and Pack suppliers and CSL) and the bottom line (Total Cost to Serve: picking accuracy and efficiency etc.)
  • Management and optimization of fixed costs
  • Management and maintenance of fixed assets in the warehouse
  • Manage warehouse expenditure within budget
  • Manage projects according to budget and in planned timelines
  • Manage overall process adherence in the Warehouse
  • Set up a continuous improvement approach at the shopfloor level (DaMaWay, DaLogWay) involving his/her staff, to deliver the site's SQCDME targets in a sustainable manner

Ensure Delivery of Operational Goals

  • Implementation of the departmental strategy aligned with operational needs
  • Manage levels of inventories and define inventory policies
  • Responsible for the management of all physical flows including traceability
  • Physical management of Raws and Packs inventory
  • Ensure FIFO principles are followed
  • Manage supplier and external warehousing relationships
  • Managing, tracking the shop order preparation, picking based on business demands
  • Manage service level to industrial
  • Measure, track and follow up on KPIs on an ongoing basis (monthly, daily etc.). Logistic report, GMP reports, WISE tracking etc.
  • Ensure data integrity and transactions on TEKDAN and SAP
  • Train users in the team on relevant SAP and TEKDAN and other warehouse related systems
  • Manage stock counting, weekly, monthly and annual year end counts.
  • Manage off site counting of Danone stock at external warehouses
  • Manage new item development and/or production process for warehouse storage
  • Ensure stock rotation and expiry dates of raws and packs
  • Ensure correct temperature control areas for product requirements
  • Manage daily checks on equipment in accordance with guidelines

Manage team morale, effectiveness and development

  • Training and coaching of team to ensure optimal competency levels
  • Oversea and manage the DaMaWay process and meetings
  • Attend and contribute to TOP meetings
  • Recruit, develop and manage team to perform optimally
About you


  • 3 year Supply Chain degree or equivalent

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum years' experience in FMCG supply chain operations
  • SAP Experience would be an added advantage
  • Proven experience in warehouse operations and productivity initiatives.
  • Experience in leading, managing and developing people
  • Strong understanding of relevant regulations and legislation
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office), numeracy and analytical skills.
Up to date with logistics legislation, development and best practice

About us

Do things your way, the way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it's up to you.
Working here you will need to enjoy a fast pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it's packed with opportunities. You'll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, Such as Activia, Nutriday, Yogisip, Inkomazi etc. We absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you.

We offer:

A job which could easily turn in to a career in Danone. We believe everyone is born with superpowers, something which comes natural to you. We know this uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energy, so we believe in all Danoner's potential and when we build careers based on these superpowers and when we develop everyone's potential to the fullest magic happens. This is how we like to see Talent Management in Danone.

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