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Warehouse & Logistics Manager

Location: Johannesburg South Africa
Job ID: 1019241HV
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Data Analytics/Business Intelligence

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Job Title: Warehouse and Logistic Manager, Logistics Operations

Department: Global Supply Chain Group

The Company

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society - what we call a double bottom line. Only Hitachi Vantara combines 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT to unlock the power of data from your business, your people and your machines. We help enterprises store, enrich, activate and monetize data for better customer experiences, new revenue streams and lower business costs.

Job Overview

Manage and oversee all aspects of warehouse distribution including; shipping, receiving, production planning, order management, continuous improvement quality programs, inventory control, compliance to company and regulatory standards (customs etc) , security, and facilities maintenance as it relates to operations for high end data storage distribution. Position based in Johannesburg to support global distribution with focus on South Africa and sub-Sahara region customer base. Design, implement, and execute objectives to meet company strategic and tactical objectives.

  • Maintain a fully functional warehouse distribution facility
  • Responsible for accurate, on time, and quality delivery to customer
  • Order scheduling and production management
  • Site P&L responsibility
  • Inventory control
  • Staff management (3 headcount) including direct and departmental oversight
  • Establish and coordinate relations with local vendors to support operations
  • Ensure site readiness in support of new product introductions
  • Manage stand-by schedule and be willing to stand-by during periods of staff absence / non-availability
  • Materials planning/purchasing to support distribution packaging requirements
  • Compliance to all company, local, and global regulatory requirements

  • Self motivated
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to make decisions and be flexible to change with continually changing situations
  • Leadership / Mentoring capabilities
  • Analytical skills

  • Relevant diploma or degree
  • Minimum 7-10 years warehouse/production control/logistics management experience
  • Familiarity with Quality/Continuous improvement initiatives, including ISO registration
  • Appropriate oral and written communication skills
  • MS Office applications

We are an equal opportunity employer. Appointments will be made in line with the company's Employment Equity strategy.
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