Equator Bottlers Limited – Distribution Manager.

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Reference Number CCB200827-1
Job Title Distribution Manager
Function Logistics, Warehouse & Distribution
Company Equator Bottlers Limited
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country Kenya
Location – Province Other – Non-South African Location
Location – Town / City Kisumu

Job Description

To lead, develop, advise and support the successful implementation of the Distribution strategy. To support the implementation of the business plans to deliver the strategic priorities of long-term growth opportunities by leveraging scale and building fundamental processes, systems and people capabilities.

Skills, Experience & Education Qualifications and Experience

• B Comm. or related B Degree Business Management, Logistics or Transport

• Minimum 10 years experience in logistics industry

• Minimum of 5 years line management experience

• Experience in logistics and business software systems

• Additional experience and or exposure in sales, warehouse or manufacturing

• Financial and business modelling experience

• Understanding of key business cost drivers

• Knowledge of logistics operations in large FMCG organisations

• Project management skills and experience

Key Duties & Responsibilities

• Develop an effective Distribution strategy and business plan based on diagnosis, analysis, insight, expertise and distribution principles.

• Develop plans to optimise the operation by aligning resources to activity levels and meeting customer service needs to improve the overall distribution performance.

• Distribution Planning and Control with direct accountability for centralised logistics services
– Order management
– Routing and scheduling
– Tracking
– Inventory deployment planning
– Logistics control

• Managing the overall distribution budget and allocation of funds according to plan
– Drive cost efficiencies and transformation through key strategic projects implementation
– Conduct analysis of Key Performance Indicators and communicate these effectively

• Support management in problem solving operational improvement opportunities
– Ensure standardisation of operating practices
– Ensure standardisation of productivity measures
– Sharing of operational best practices

• Customer Collaboration for operational improvement
– Suggest and manage supplier and outsourced relationships effectively
– Analyse customer
– Service delivery segmentation and mode
– Back door management
– Service time Turn Around Time reduction
– Delivery time window optimisation
– Customer service engagement

• Monitor the execution of Distribution.
– Planning execution
– Fleet image
– Rentals
– RTM support

• Provide direction and leadership to teams through
– Driving empowerment and accountability
– A culture of forward thinking
– Innovation and continuous improvement

• CCBA business strategy and logistics strategy
• CCBA order to payment process
• Distribution management and processes
• Distribution performance measures
• Lean management
• Execution, planning and schedule control
• Project management and change management
• Problem solving techniques
• Planning and organising
• Sound financial acumen


Closing Date2020/09/04




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