Greenlight Planet Zambia
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Warehouse and Distribution Lead

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About the role:

The Warehouse and Distribution Lead at Sun King will perform a variety of duties to ensure consistent service delivery as per assigned KPIs. This will include but not limited to Warehouse Floor Plan Implementation, Overseeing Inbound & Outbound Order Execution, Warehouse Inventory Planning and Warehouse Associate team management.

What you would be expected to do:

Oversee Warehouse Operations

Oversee the daily operations of the warehouse, including receiving, inspection, storage, and dispatch of finished goods, spare parts and merchandise at designated facilities within the set SLAs.

Coordinate on warehousing monthly billings based on the SLAs.

Following up with 3PL and all relevant parties to ensure order picking/filling is done accurately.

Ensuring dispatch to B2C & B2B networks is done in full and on time.

Timely follow ups with relevant parties on distribution anomalies.

Implement best practices for warehouse efficiency, including lean standards and cost saving initiatives.

Supervise a team of warehouse staff which includes but not limited to; fostering a good working environment, KPI setting, tracking, including training and performance evaluations.

Liaising with the team to ensure the correct warehouse layout is maintained at all times to ensure space optimization.

Inventory Management

Develop and maintain inventory control procedures to minimize loss and ensure accurate tracking of products.

Liaising with the distribution and planning team to set inventory reorder levels.

Ensuring inventory is managed in accordance to the best practice of FIFO.

Planning and conducting cycle spot checks, monthly stock takes and end month stock reconciliations.

Evaluate Health, Safety and Compliance

Ensuring basic maintenance standards and compliance with health and safety regulations.

Train, guide and evaluate new warehouse workers on safety rules.

Ensure warehouse teams adhere to set warehouse safety guidelines such as but not limited to use of PPEs at all times.

Reporting and reviewing

Generate regular reports on warehouse performance, including inventory levels, order fulfillment, and efficiency metrics.

Check data to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.

Enforce timely actions on ERP data postings relevant to Warehouse and Distribution.

Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.

You might be a strong candidate if you:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transport and Distribution, Procurement and Logistics or Business administration. Master’s degree is an advantage.

Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, with at least 4 years in warehouse management & logistics/distribution at a mid-senior level.

Must demonstrate previous management experience, with ability to guide professionals their career development.

Proven ability to work with distributors, 3PLs and sales teams to ensure smooth distribution operations as well as ability to implement process improvement initiatives.

Demonstrates knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to the region.

Is knowledgeable about inventory management, transport routes, warehousing and distribution networks.

Knowledge and working experience with a robust ERP and WMS.

Advanced skills in large volume data management.

Excellent verbal & written communication skills.

Ability to work remotely under minimal supervision.

Effective People management skills.

What we offer (in addition to compensation and statutory benefits):

An opportunity to grow as a professional in a dynamic, fast-growing, high impact industry;

The chance to work in an open-minded, collaborative culture surrounded by enthusiastic Greenlighters who are driven by the challenge of continuously innovating and growing an innovative, sustainable business with a profound impact on the world;

A truly multicultural experience: you will have the chance to work with and learn from people from different geographies, nationalities, and backgrounds.

Structured, tailored learning and development programs help you become a better leader, manager, and professional through the Greenlight Academy.