Take a Lot Careers – Logistics Engineering Manager

Website Takealot

Job Description:

Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented individual to fulfil the role of Logistics Engineering Manager within the Supply Chain Development team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Initiating new logistics projects within the Takealot delivery network to reduce overheads and improve efficiency.
  • Support the submission of the Takealot Logistics Budget with regards to Fleet, Pickup points, Hub Network expansion, Capex projects and other related items.
  • Reducing and optimising both the inter DC logistics and hub network costs.
  • Managing the team responsible for the analysis and coordination of the logistics & transport engineering studies and projects.
  • Benchmarking with other retailers and service providers to improve operations and reduce logistics & transport costs.
  • Facilitating logistics tenders with 3PL service providers on both the inbound and outbound logistics network.

Job Requirements:

  • Need to be able to simulate scenarios for the SC network.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external stakeholders to develop logistics & transport engineering solutions
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages with proven advanced proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Quantitative analytical capability, with a strong grasp of management and cost accounting principles and metrics
  • Logistics supply chain experience at a strategic, tactical and operational level

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Industrial) or similar related degree
  • High degree of personal motivation and resilience; Strong self-starter
  • Minimum 2 years management experience in Logistics / Supply Chain
  • 4+ years’ experience in setting up supply chain networks within Supply Chain, Planning and Logistics Engineering field

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Retail

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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