Makro is looking for Logistics

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An opening is available to #JointheHustle at iKhokha. Our Talent team is on the hunt to find a Logistics Manager who can build a world-class logistics and supply chain system for our growing department.

Why would you consider this? It is an awesome opportunity to join a young, dynamic team and get exposure to the exciting field of fintech with a growing, nationally recognized South African brand.

So, what will you do?

You will be responsible to influence and steer key strategic decisions around supply chain, logistics and procurement.

You will have the freedom to build and implement a world-class logistics and supply chain system based on your vision and industry best practice.

You will work with a young, dynamic team within an entrepreneurial scale-up culture.

The Deal Breakers:

Degree, diploma, or equivalent qualification in Supply Chain Management / Logistics.

Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ management experience in a national logistics/supply chain team.

Industry knowledge and experience in an e-commercetelecommunicationsICT or electronic goods environment would be advantageous.

Proficient tech skills. MS Office Suite, inventory stock management systems etc.

Must be willing to upskill, mentor and coach junior team members in the Logistics and Procurement Teams.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to provide detailed reporting to Executive team and understand what metrics to track and monitor.

Must be a self-starter / entrepreneurial and willing to get their hands dirty in a company with a scale-up culture.

Must be able to handle pressure and adapt to change in a dynamic, rapidly shifting environment.

Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Strong attention to detail.

What are we looking for?

Proactively oversee, develop and improve on the company’s fledgling inventory management system, including implementation and monitoring of control procedures and policies. As well as own the various flows of inventory within iKhokha’s growing global supply chain from supplier to end customer/merchant.

Ensuing accurate stock counts from sheet to floor and floor to sheet and reducing stock shrinkage to an absolute minimum.

Ensure that optimal stockholding levels are kept at all times to service multiple distribution channels (i.e. direct inbound and outbound sales channels, national Game, Makro and Builders store footprint, Takealot and other e-commerce channels, etc.)

This will include production forecasting based on forecasted unit sales and supplier lead times

Drive measurable improvements in lead times and cost of sourcing card reader and related POS hardware from local and international suppliers

Drive measurable improvements in lead times and fulfilment costs for dispatch of card reader and related POS hardware to merchants

Assist in realising efficiencies in procuring card reader and related POS hardware whilst not compromising on quality

Assist and proactively communicate with company stakeholders (i.e. Product, Growth, Risk teams) to drive change in the company’s logistics processes

Manage 3rd party relationships with local and international suppliers, courier services, freight and shipping agents, warehousing providers, etc.

Manage a growing Logistics & Supply Chain team, with responsibilities including:

Taking ownership of the team’s learning and development in the field of Logistics & Supply Chain management

Assisting the company’s Head of Risk & Compliance to enforce team member adherence to Payments Council International standards.
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