Dispatch Manager Jobs

  • Full Time
  • Midrand, South Africa

Govnet Recruits

Minimum Requirements…


  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Degree/Diploma in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 5 Years relevant experience in Distribution, Logistics or Supply Chain Environment


  • Relevant experience in the field of Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in the Retail/Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Experience with SAP, EWM or other ERP systems

Job Specification…

  • Ensure optimal route and space planning to meet the day-to-day strategic objectives.
  • Understand and execute the planning process involved when stock leaves the distribution centre.
  • Ensure routing of vehicles to ensure optimum utilisation and vehicle turnaround times.
  • Ensure all deliveries picked the previous day, are delivered the next day to local stores and within 48 hours to Coastal stores.
  • Managing the productivity of the production within the Department.
  • Ensure that maintenance is carried out within the requirement of the vehicle operational requirement and maintain accurate records of vehicles.
  • Assist with credit note reductions related to damages, picking and checking inaccuracies.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the business measures and targets directly relating to own role.
  • Liaise with night shift manager daily, related to work priorities, productivity, accuracy and staffing requirements.
  • Resolve personnel problems by analysing data, investigating issues, identify solutions and take corrective action.
  • Ensure all managers and supervisors in department manage their staff efficiently.
  • Ensure training of new staff in that they have the necessary tools and equipment required to perform their duties efficiently.
  • Develop an environment that creates, maintains or improves the ability to carry out work related obligations.
  • Responsible for the succession planning of subordinates.
  • Ensure admin and daily checking of all delivery log sheets takes place, to facilitate queries and credit note request.
  • Ensure that all deliveries are delivered in full, on time and to the correct customer.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret any shrinkage indicators and act accordingly.
  • Manage financial indicators in line with budgets for the operations environment and adherence to corporate governance principles.
  • Understand financial and planning indicators and act according to budget targets.




  • Knowledge of Customer Service, Transportation Principles and Methods, Production and Processing
  • Knowledge of Material Handling Standards, Administration and Management, Supply Chain and Personnel and Human Resources Management
  • Knowledge of the business measures and targets, directly related to own role
  • Demonstrate thorough theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of all Distribution Centre, logistics and supply chain operations
  • Understand Fleet management – In order to optimize cost savings, while ensuring fleet reliability.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Store and Distribution receiving procedures with regard to ordering, receiving and stocking.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • English – Read, write and speak.


  • 2nd Language – Read, write and speak.
  • Experience in Fleet management.
  • Be able to identify operational obstacles and opportunities and remain calm and focused under pressure.

Special conditions of employment:

  • Be able to adapt to working hours according to business needs.
  • Be able to work any shift i.e. day, night, weekends, holidays and overtime as per business and operational requirements.
  • Must be willing to be rotated to where needed and must be willing to perform any other functions within the department, should the need arise.
  • South African citizen or valid work permit
  • MIE, clear criminal and credit
  • Driver’s license and/or own reliable transport


Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market related salary
  • Medical aid
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account

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