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Distribution Manager - Shakaskraal Bakery

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Job description



We are PepsiCo

PepsiCo is proud to be one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. Every day, we are dedicated to bringing our mission to create more smiles with every sip and every bite to life. Our products are enjoyed more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Our portfolio — including Lay’s, Doritos, Gatorade, Pepsi and Quaker — consists of many iconic brands that generate more than US $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales, helping to deliver more than US $70 billion in net revenue in 2020.


Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive. Through PepsiCo Positive, we are charting a new course to drive positive action for the planet and people. PepsiCo Positive is an end-to-end strategic business transformation with sustainability at the centre of how we will create growth and value by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change.


In South Africa (SA), you will find our products across the region at breakfast, lunch or dinner. At the gym or on the field. In the office or on the go. We refresh, restore and rejuvenate our consumers all day, every day with our key brands including Simba, Lay's, Liqui Fruit and Bokomo range of cereals. PepsiCo SA employs more than 13, 000 people across our three business divisions: Bakeries, Grains, Foods, Fruit, Snacks, Juice & Beverages.


What we’re looking for


We are looking for a Distribution Manager to join our dynamic team. The role is physically located in Shakaskraal, KwaZulu Natal and will be reporting to the Bakery Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of product flow to the sales organization within the area. They will be the chief custodian of custodian service and distribution effectiveness and interface across all zones and areas to insure that the product is available on an ongoing basis in order to meet or exceed sales volume plan, improve customer service and P & L performance.


The successful candidate will also be responsible for the following:

·  Manage the daily operation of distribution activities and secondary distribution fleet of vehicles and staff.
·  Ensuring that the customers get their stock on time and in full
·  Managing of Key Account Staff (Drivers and Van assistants)
·  Ensure that all vehicles are in a road worthy state at all times.
·  Ensure timely deliveries to customers (manage the transport arrangement collection and deliveries) by communicating and liaising with Customers on store management level.
·  Ensuring effective distribution of product to all outlets to achieve 100% customer satisfaction at all times.
·  Maintain control in Despatching of stock to ensure that all stock items can be accounted for at all times.
·  Establish a smooth control of the POD’s process by ensuring there is no outstanding POD’s on a daily basis.
·  Identify POD challenges from Customers and inform staff and other business process owners to update and address the POD requirements.
·  Manage stock shortages (claims) by Drivers and discipline staff not complying with the Company policy and procedure.
·  Verify that staff adhere to the process as per the policy and procedures.
·  Approve and authorise route end cycle count on a periodic basis to maintain accurate stock control.
·  Management of secondary distribution fleet maintenance and operational aspects in conjunction with Route Controllers.
·  Report on all accidents and incidents occurring relating to fleet and submit documents timeously to the relevant department/s.
·  Participate on the warehouse wall to wall cycle counts; assess and review processes especially affecting distribution/key accounts operations.
·  Development and motivation of the Delivery Drivers and Crews with the purpose of achieving customer satisfaction and timeously adhering to delivery schedule.
·  Handling of all Industrial Relations and disciplinary procedures.
·  Other daily tasks associated with distribution management and customer service.
·  Adhere to and promote EHS and Food Safety Requirements

What will qualify you for the role

·  Logistics or Supply Chain Diploma/Degree
·  FMCG & Food Safety Distribution Experience is essential
·  Minimum 3 years relevant experience in warehousing and distribution within a unionised environment.
·  Proficient in MS Office and SAP or equivalent ERP system
·  Good communication skills
·  Strong analytical skills
·  Drive for results
·  Displays “out of the box” thinking
·  Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team effectively
·  Drive for results
·  Customer driven
·  Respect for others
·  Collaborating with others
·  Able to deal with difficult customers
·  Resilient

“PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer in line with the Employment Equity Act\"

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