Warehouse Supervisor

AGA Recruitment Specialists – Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


Job Specification

The following Key Performance Areas are covered by the position:

Warehouse Management:
Manage and oversee all Inventory control processes in line with organizational policies and procedures.
Ensure that all WHS processes and procedures are performed effectively and efficiently.
Ensure that receiving, storage, picking and loading is done accurately, promptly and utilising an optimised the WHS workforce.
Ensure that vehicles are loaded in line with the required priorities and shipment/loading schedules.
Ensure that required inventory management and handling technologies are used effectively and efficiently by workforce e.g. barcode scanners, crane remotes, forklifts etc.
Ensure all necessary items are sufficiently stocked under area of control.
Ensure that stock on floor is accurately reflected on SAP in all aspects (quantity, location etc.)
Manage central warehouse operations
Manage daily operations to prevent bottlenecks. Flexibly allocating workforce from areas of low activity to areas of high activity to ensure optimal operation of the entire warehouse.
Responsible for liaising crane and equipment breakdowns with the relevant maintenance department for immediate repairs.
Ensure the disbursement of scrap is executed in line with company policies and procedures.
Ensure efficient stock takes in accordance to company procedures.
Report audit findings submitted to management and implement preventative and corrective action.
Provide input into workforce planning and implement approved labour plans
Manage employee attendance, working hours and overtime.
Manage workforce to ensure required complement of staff is available in case of absenteeism.
Plan, organise, lead and control subordinates” activities to ensure sub-functional objectives are met or exceeded
Manage people development initiatives and people development processes such as performance management, succession planning and talent management to meet functional performance standards.
Develop and coach team members and encourage knowledge transfer.
Identify and respond to potential/current Employee Relations matters and action accordingly.
Ensure compliance with OHS Act

Identify patterns to continuously drive improvement for warehouse planning and technology, vehicle utilisation, customer service and related processes.

Support identification, implementation and development of processes to optimise cost efficiency.
Comply with work rules, standards and methods. Take care to minimise waste.
Identify and provide feedback on cost saving initiatives within area of control.

Provide specialised technical and professional support to internal and external stakeholders.
Build, support and maintain healthy, diverse internal and external relationships to ensure achievement of organisational goals.
Implement remedial actions where required.
Ensure effective collaboration with Logistics, Sales and Procurement.

People Management:
Accountable for warehouse team performance through effective management within policies and procedures to ensure achievement of standards/objectives..
Agree and implement own and sub-ordinates development plans.
Coach team and create a pro-learning environment.
Assess team development needs and close gaps

Governance, Compliance and Risk:
Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of organisational standards, policies and procedures within span of control and monitor implementation to ensure full compliance.
Monitor and ensure adherence to statutory regulations, organisational standards, policies and procedures.
Ensure remedial actions are implemented timeously to address non-conformances.
Ensure effective and regular communication of new statutory regulations, organisational standards, policies and procedures to ensure full awareness amongst employees and contractors.

Required Qualifications / Experience

Minimum Grade 12
5 Years supervisory experience in a warehouse environment
Driven and ability to work without supervision.
Ability to take responsibility and accountability for WHS operations
Ability to use barcode scanners, tablets and smartphones as a WHS technology.
Strong knowledge of mild steel products is important and ability to understand all Mactseel products
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must have a sound working knowledge of SAP
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
Good administration skills
Sound Knowledge of the OHS Act
Must be self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
Must be organized and manage time efficiently
Be able to work as part of a team
Able to work under pressurized results driven environment.
Prepared to multi-task, work overtime or flexible shifts when required
overhead crane and forklift drivers licence – code 10/14 drivers licence would be an advantage

Problem-solving skills
Planning Skills
Must be self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
Organizing Skills
Change-Management Skills
Decision-Making Skills
Coaching Skills
Presentation Skills
Coping under pressure
Conflict handling Skills