Distribution Co-ordinator

To oversee and manage the on-time deliveries of feed to the company’s customers on a daily basis and be responsible to facilitate the maintenance and upkeep of a fleet of trucks.

Vacancy opened

Umlaas Road, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal

Permanent

• Matric (Grade 12 Certificate) • Matric or Diploma in transportation would be an added advantage

HR Recruitment Office

Distribution Co-ordinator

PURPOSE OF JOB

To oversee and manage the on-time deliveries of feed to the company’s customers on a daily basis and be responsible to facilitate the maintenance and upkeep of a fleet of trucks.  

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS 

Administration

  • Uphold shift roster for drivers two weeks in advance
  • Responsible for risk and safety assessment for on farm deliveries and to ensure that  procedures are adhered to. Ensure silo inspection on farms are done and documented.
  • To follow the correct procedures and processes regarding procurement
  • Submit driver’s schedules for payment to HR by the 16th of each month

Fleet Management

  • Schedule deliveries daily, in conjunction with the customer liaison administrator.
  • To maintain an efficient and reliable fleet of trucks by ensuring that the maintenance of the trucks is planned according to schedule to avoid unplanned downtime.
  • To maximise the efficiencies of the trucks and drivers by utilising the Vehicle Tracking system and to continually evaluate the driver’s performance.
  • To make sure that there is a full complement of experienced drivers available by following the recruiting procedure and doing relevant driving and reference checks.
  • To operate the fleet of trucks within the budgeted cost parameters.
  • Control of the spares and consumables of the fleet of tankers to ensure that the    spares are on hand when needed.
  • Responsible to ensure that the trucks are maintained in a presentable and   acceptable roadworthy condition by implementing processes and checks.

Leadership and Human recourses

  • Comply and implement De Heus SA Leadership and Human Resources procedures and work instructions.
  • Continually strive to improve teamwork with employees.
  • Manage production employee relation climate and ensure corrective and disciplinary action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.
  • Manage distribution staff time keeping, leave roster and attendance in line with Company procedure.
  • Request recruitment of distribution staff and organise exit medicals. 

Daily Operations

  • Ensure that drivers have valid PDE and are renewed when applicable .
  • Ensure that drivers maintain our good image in the marketplace.
  • Responsible to ensure that there is always enough diesel stock .
  • Ensure trip sheets are done and documentation filed.
  • Ensure correct loading of vehicles

Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

  • Matric (Grade 12 Certificate)
  • Diploma in transportation would be an added advantage.
  • Valid Code EC driver’s license (no endorsements)
  • No criminal record
  • 3 Years previous proven experience in bulk tanker deliveries essential.
  • 3 Years previous Production experience, preferably in the Milling Industry.
  • Customer liaison experience essential.
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word
  • Knowledge of vehicle tracking systems

Skills

  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Conflict handling skills
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Written communication skills
  • Excellent planning ability.

Behaviours 

  • Positive, pro-active, results-driven attitude
  • Innovative
  • Highly ethical and principle-driven
  • Committed, dedicated, motivated
  • Self-starter and follow-though
  • Energy, drive, courage and tenacity
  • Required to work with minimum supervision

Adverse Working Conditions

•    Long hours
•    Overtime
•    Dust
•    Stress

Applicants must submit a comprehensive CV, with work-related references to hrsa@deheus.com

Closing date:     30 May 2024

Please note that only applicants who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful. De Heus reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised.