Distribution Planner

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 13-08-2018
Purpose of Job:
To plan routes through the use of market leading planning and route adherence software. To update Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and produce various reports in regard to routing and adherence. To assist in strategic optimization including fleet mix, service day, master route optimization and network modelling exercises.

SUMMARY OF KEY JOB OUTPUTS / KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (KPA):
KPA’s: FREQUENCY / MEASUREMENT
  • To optimally plan on and maintain the system health through daily feedback, location of new customers and NDD’s etc.
  • Daily: These will be reviewed by the Consultant when the site audit is done.
  • Produce daily reports using the software on actual route information.
  • Daily: Shift report to be forwarded to the Consultant and Contract Manager.
  • Produce monthly report, KPI’s and scorecard.
  • Monthly: These are forwarded to the Consultant and Contract Manager and discussed in customer workshops.
  • To identify areas where additional cost can be saved.
  • Ongoing: Liaise with the Consultant and Contract Manager in this regard.
  • Fleet Management: Review Fleet KPI's                                           
  • Daily /Weekly / Monthly
  • Fleet Management: Monitoring of Vehicles reporting
  • Daily
  • Strategic optimization
  • Ad hoc consulting and assisting with strategic optimization initiatives
 
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
SKILLS COMPETENCIES
Supply Chain A clear understanding of the Supply Chain either through   study or experience.
Communications Clear and definite communication ability with regards to clients, drivers and superiors. (written and verbal)
Computer Literacy An intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word.
Data analytics Ability to manipulate and understand data
Coping with stress Ability to function at optimal levels in stressful environments
 
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIRED:
EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
  • As this is an entry level position either one of the following is required: 3 years experience within the distribution industry or a degree within Engineering or Logistics.
  • B.Com (Logistics), Road Transport Diploma. BSc Engineering
  • Exposure and intermediate understanding of Microsoft and relevant programs.
 
 
ROLE PATTERN DESCRIPTION:
  •  The focus of this job is on achieving results that will create hard and soft benefits for the customer. Daily functions are initially for the most part repetitive, but new and creative ways should always be sought out in order to achieve additional benefits. 
  • Self-assurance and the confidence to purposely drive towards results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential. The emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals, clients and groups requires an outgoing, poised and persuasive communication style. 
  • While the job requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle challenges, a full commitment to the success of the business and high standards of achievement are expected in this position.  The emphasis is on results, and effective systems that achieve results through and with people. 
  • The job environment is mostly constant, but it is expected of individuals to always challenge the norm.
JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
PACE AND VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES FOCUS
  • Pro-actively involved in problem solving
  • Organised individual, work within specific boundaries
  • Medium paced environment
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding business processes & development solutions
  • Results focus
  • Idea generation, innovative and creative problem solving
  • Rapport and relationship building focused on achieving results
  • Attention to detail
DECISION-MAKING COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
  • Problem solving orientation
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Well thought out & planned decision making
  • Extroverted, confident, enthusiastic, persuasive
  • Influences, stimulates others to action
  • Clear & defined communication both internally & externally
  • Collaboration focused on results
DELEGATION AND LEADERSHIP STYLE  
  • Individual with a strong personality that is a team player.
  • Working within a team focused on specific results
 
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