Warehouse Shift Leader

Zambian Breweries

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The primary purpose for this role is to implement and uphold ABInBev safety standards. Supervise the warehouse inventory and operations through overseeing the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of goods so that customer service levels can be optimized and whilst achieving benchmarked productivity standards.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that company and legal stacking regulations are adhered to
  • Adherence to and maintenance of site housekeeping standards
  • Wearing the correct PPE always as designated by site and area
  • Full implementation and adherence to VPO and DPO protocols
  • Ensure compliance to 5s standards within and around the warehouse operations and show evolution
  • Cascade all global policies and ensure compliance to them
  • Continuously validate SOP’s through management routines by using tools and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees (LnA, SCL, OWD etc.)
  • Update and use of team rooms for routine meetings and problem solving
  • Maintain SCL routines and track adherence thereof
  • Ensure and maintain a safe warehouse operation driving awareness and compliance to all the relevant safety blocks. Track compliance to all safety related processes in the warehouse function
  • Use problem solving tools such as 5Why, Abnormality Reports, SIC, OPL’s, RACI, OWD’s, PDCA’s etc. to develop action plans to show improvement in PIs and KPIs
  • Cascade KPIs and PIs to individual warehouse employees, standardize the KPI/PI achievements and monitor individual results
  • Ensure adherence to best practice generation process and execute approved projects and show results evolution
  • Ensure adherence to warehouse layout such as empties zone, refusal zone, order picking zone, FG zone etc.
  • Ensure and track ABC compliance to realize warehouse efficiencies
  • Load summary is used to load correct quantities of split and full pallets
  • To ensure loading/unloading of products is done as per processes, all products are counted, both at load location and unload locations, and delivery documents are duly signed and issued
  • Ensure adherence to warehouse stock age standards by means of applying stock rotation principles
  • Ensures quality control through checking packaging on warehouse floor prior to loading
  • Ensure FEFO for all sales orders and LIFO for all inter depot transfers
  • Ensure no blocked stocks are loaded for customer deliveries and that daily updates are shared on blocked stocks
  • Full implementation and adherence to VPO and DPO protocols
  • Participate in handover processes before and after every shift
  • Accurate daily stock counts, duly signed off before and after each shift
  • Supervise containers handed over to production and ensure its of good quality to avoid DCBL
  • Receive full beer from production and ensure agreement between all parties on quantity received
  • Control warehouse breakages and inventory losses and show continuous improvement in tracking of these losses
  • Credit empties returns into warehouse in time per the SOP
  • Maintain clear and effective communication with Inventory Analyst/Clerk and or Stocks and Settlement Officer
  • Ensure adherence to standard picking process through use of management routines
  • Ensure picking & sorting area has a productive ergonomic layout that allows zero-man machine interactions
  • Create and monitor picking & sorting KPIs/PIs per man hour and track replenishment adherence, inclusive of MBFU with positive trend
  • Monitor and track adherence to sorting guidelines and sorting targets
  • Train all resources and ensure quality sorting inspections are taking place regularly.  Open gaps and implement actions to close them
  • To observe standard provided for fuel usage per hour, reduce idling time, no excessive breaking etc.
  • To ensure breakages and missing bottles are eliminated to zero by following safe driving principles
  • To ensure pre-trip inspection forms are filled out accurately daily
  • Accurate fuel records are kept, and fuel reports submitted on time as per process
  • On time submission of any DPO related reports and requirements, such as reporting of SIOs
  • Accurate stock count sheets are submitted on time and duly signed
  • Ensure that the shop floor are aligned in terms of goals and meeting routines to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensures that monthly one on ones are conducted in line with the target review process
  • Follow up on engagement survey results with clear actions to correct areas of concern
  • Recruitment of talent and building of pipeline
  • Perform 180 reviews and address poor performance where required by means of improvement plans and or disciplinary hearings

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12 certificate with 6 credits
  • Minimum Diploma in Production or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in warehouse operations
  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to change effectively
  • Computer literate

Additional Information:

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than 3rd May 2024.

Band: VIII-B

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