As Logistics Center Manager, you will manage the Johannesburg Distribution Center to ensure a high degree of client satisfaction through an efficient and timely processing and distribution of parts towards dealers and other Caterpillar Distribution Centers.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
In this position you are primarily responsible for meeting dealer needs and expectations while providing leadership focused on a positive work culture.
You are responsible for distribution operation processes which include receiving, storage, order filling, packing, shipping and quality control in such a way that people, quality, velocity and cost standards are being met.
You provide direction and guidance for continuous quality improvements, operational changes to reduce costs and/or improving efficiency utilizing 6 Sigma methodology and resources.
You develop and manage the annual Business Plan for the facility in order to meet the financial targets.
You work with your management team to develop/review operational procedures and quality plans to ensure the operation complies with local government requirements.
You are responsible for all plant engineering and maintenance activities of the facility. In addition you are responsible for the coordination of safety/medical activities, the development of rearrangement programs, the management of parts returns as well as the operational traffic activities.
You work closely with the HR team, when appropriate, to recruit, select, develop, train and evaluate your team as per corporate practices as well as managing all employee related activities of the facility.
You represent Caterpillar in external employer and governmental associations.
As legal entity General Director you bear all respective responsibilities in line with local legislation. You work closely with legal customs compliance and Product Safety and Compliance teams to ensure robust processes are followed for CAT parts import/export.
You lead local Customer Service team to provide required parts ordering support to servicing dealers, including but not limited to orders expediting and dealers training.
To be successful in this position, you will be degree qualified or possess the equivalent experience with a broad background in all aspects of warehouse operations, logistics or supply chain. You will have prior experience managing distribution facilities, with thorough knowledge of local and worldwide parts distribution operations, commercial business, policies and procedures. You will have previous
leadership experience along with exposure to 6 Sigma/Caterpillar Production System and a good understanding of Warehouse Management Systems.
In addition you will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and the ability to make independent decisions with very little direct supervision.