UPD – Warehouse Supervisor – Outbound 2020

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UPD – Warehouse Supervisor – Outbound

Recruiter : UPD

REF: 36788/UPD/Warehouse Supervisor – Outbound/240719

Recruiter: UPD Updated on: 2020-02-07 00:00:00
Start Date: 2020-02-05 End Date: 2020-02-12
AA/EE: Applicable Contract Permanent
Location: Durban Available: ASAP
Category: Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene Offer: Market Related


We are looking to recruit a permanent Warehouse Supervisor to work for United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD). The role will be based at the Durban branch and will report to the Department Manager

Purpose and Objectives

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for the effective and accurate management and control of Inventory within the warehouse ensuring good Wholesale and Distribution Practice is applied.

Job Objectives:

  • Effective supervision and control of the picking, checking, packing and dispatch functions
  • Adherence to compliance, SOP’s and company policies (SHEQ, QA)
  • Productivity management – Capacity management, order processing cycle time, manning utilization, unplanned downtime
  • Equipment up-time and maintenance – Asset inspections and reports are performed as required
  • Reporting on daily performance and Order status
  • Attainment of daily operational targets
  • Order processing within required turnaround times. (Transfers and sales orders)
  • Conduct and supervise cycle counting and bin check process
  • The put-away of returned stock
  • Housekeeping
  • Management of quality and output levels
  • Performance management of staff, staff training, and discipline
  • Set targets and deadlines for direct reports
  • The assistance of stock counts within FMCG, PDC, and Distribution
  • Control and resolution of order disputes/claims internally and externally
  • Manage staff compliment for overtime when required


Experience and Education:

  • Matric/NQF Level 4 (Essential)
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications (Advantageous)
  • 3 years of experience in a logistic environment (Essential)
  • 1-2 years supervisory/people management experience
  • Valid drivers license

Job-related knowledge and skills:

  • Computer skills on MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Systems understanding
  • Financial background- Budget

Competencies required:

  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Strong planning and co-coordinating skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure/time deadlines
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Attention to detail