Warehouse Supervisor – SAB Bellville Depot

Job Purpose

The key purpose of this role is to manage shift to efficiently execute both T1 & T2 load plans to satisfy internal and external Customer service levels.


Key outputs and responsibilities:

Inventory Counts

  • Physically perform and lead the morning inventory count process
  • Identify the root cause of inventory count variances and put action plans in place through problem solving tools to improve the Inventory Accuracy KPI
  • Reduce Supply Chain Overheads through the utilization of problem solving tools
  • Create and manage warehouse management tools to ensure FEFO
  • Track and trend Inventory Accuracy
  • Ensure movement of materials reflects in the SAP system at all times


Layout Implementation

  • Ensure adherence to the layout in line of certain warehouse activities e.g. Empties zone; Refusal zone; Order Picking zone; Repack zone; Finished Goods zone


Improve Quality Standards

  • Manage, track and trend 1. warehouse cleanliness, 2. pest control schedule adherence, 3. cross contamination from non-food grade chemicals, 4. daily temperature control and 5. product exposure
  • Ensure 75% Compliance to the Global Warehouse GOP
  • Implement and adhere to a Location-Based Inventory System to identify stored product
  • Ensure adherence to blocking standards on non conforming inventory
  • Product quality induction programme conducted
  • Track, trend and manage repacking operation to conform to quality standards and to improve repacking productivity


Picking Standards

  • Adhere to a standardised picking process and ensure compliance through management routines to ensure a safe and productive process
  • Track, trend and manage picking accuracy and productivity through management tools


Productivity & Capacity Managed

  • Ensure 75% Compliance to the Warehouse Labour Productivity GOP to improve the KPI
  • Allocate and assign labour activities utilizing the SKAP tool


Warehouse Management

  • Implement, track, trend and improve 5S results
  • Support the design of the management cycle e.g. Business Descriptions, SLA’s, Process Maps, Indicators and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees
  • Develop and continuously validate SOP’s through management routines and tools and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees (LnA)
  • Team rooms managed and updated through routine meetings to solve problems and drive performance
  • Develop and maintain SCL routines and track adherence thereof
  • Use problem solving tools e.g. 5 WHY, Abnormality Reports, SIC, OPLs, RACI’s, OWD’s, PDCA’s, etc. to develop action plans to show improvement on PI’s and KPI’s
  • Cascade KPI’s and PI’s to individual warehouse employee level, calenderise the KPI/PI achievements and monitor individual target


Safe Warehouse Practices

  • Ensure & maintain a safe warehouse operation driving awareness and compliance to all the relevant safety blocks


Loading and Unloading activities

  • Track and measure the PI of the loading/unloading bay allocation tool with action plans to improve productivity
  • Track, trend and manage related KPI’s/PI’s e.g. TCT, baytime utilization, Hl/man Hour



  • 3 year relevant diploma/degree
  • 2+ years Warehouse and or logistics experience
  • Highly level computer user (MS Office, Oasis, Handheld devices)
  • SAP proficient
  • Good interpersonal skills / builds good relationships
  • Superior planning ability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Good self-management practices
  • Strong achievement orientation
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Excellent coaching capability

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