Head of Warehousing – Deadline: Not Specified

About the role:

This role is to manage warehousing operations across Africa providing a service of executing operations, partnering with warehouse providers and adding value to each market in the region. The outcomes of this CoE are measured in: Cost Efficiency, Service and Collaborative and value creating relationships. He/she will also need to engage and partner with key Diageo Supply Partners (3PL’s, GDBS, resourcing partners etc.) as well as other external suppliers

  • Deliver warehousing strategies and operations that are fit for purpose to support market requirements.
  • Manage warehousing spend to be within budget and delivering operational savings.
  • Lead and motivate the team to deliver the CoE requirements including influencing those non direct reports.
  • Provide expert warehousing input understanding African dynamics to ensure credibility of CoE and optimisation initiatives.
  • Develop a synergistic relationship with PLAN and SOURCE CoE and MAKE in market to ensure delivery of overall supply excellence

About you:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience of warehouse management including external 3PL warehouses in Africa.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a warehouse manager in a manufacturing company managing multiple sites including bonds in different countries.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage and align stakeholders behind plans and win support for implementing change within the warehouse environment.
  • BSc or MSc in a supply chain related subject.
  • Ability to lead in environments where influence is more important than formal authority.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of end to end supply chain and Customer collaboration.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written combined with the ability to engage effectively at all levels in the organisation.
  • An understanding of how leading technology can enable effective logistics operations.
  • Excellent knowledge of WMS systems and experience of implementation.
  • Demonstrable ability to drive savings through warehouse optimisation.
  • Numerate and ability to apply KPI’s to drive performance management at all levels in the warehouse.

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