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Logistics Planner


DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

Location: Plumbago, Kempton Park
Job Posting Title: Logistics Coordinator 

Time Type: Full Time

DSV Solutions Division is looking for a Planner to assist the Planning Manager in managing stock in the warehouse and planning the loads, routes and cost effectiveness of the stock while in our possession to make sure the client obtains the best delivery time. 


Tertiary Qualifications:

  • Matric essential 
  • Applicants are required to have 1 of the below 4 qualifications or enough years relevant experience if there is no degree. 
  • 4-year Logistics or Supply Chain Management degree, or 4-year equivalent diploma (BTECH)
  • 4-year Industrial Engineering, or 4-year equivalent diploma (BTECH)
  • BCom Logistics or 4-year equivalent diploma (BTECH)
  • Other relevant qualifications in Inventory, Planning or Stock Management
  • 3-7 years minimum relevant experience in industry with in-depth experience in all job-related requirements listed below


Computer Literacy Level:

  • Excellent knowledge of ERP and WMS systems
  • Advance knowledge Relevant Planning Management software/apps
  • Tableau/PowerBI
  • Highly proficient in Excel/PowerPoint for data management and reporting


Job-related Requirements:


  • 3-5 years experience in planning, scheduling & balancing of workload
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a warehouse environment
  • Min of 3 years’ in job related Retail environment
  • Intricate understanding of work balancing and capacity planning between multiple departments within an operation to find synergies to be able to achieve the highest output from a limited amount of resources
  • Extensive knowledge of Inbound, Outbound, Cycle-counting and Return processes and workflows
  • Sound and proven skills in Planning, Organising, Directing, Controlling & Monitoring.
  • Must be able to meet and manage customer expectations and ensure compliance to Policies, Regulations, Work Instructions and Workloads.
  • A sound understanding of the Supply Chain.
  • Financial acumen, especially the ability to explain the impact of changes in working capital on a business.
  • Good interpersonal skills for client account management.
  • A good understanding of MRP management principles
  • Very good mathematical & analytical skills, and ability to think logically



  • Retail experience & understanding
  • ERP / MRP / Planning & Scheduling systems exposure



Main purpose of the role:

This role will be responsible for the management and control of daily / weekly / monthly Retail Distribution Center:

  • Planning, scheduling & balancing of resources across various teams
  • Planning, scheduling & balancing of In & Outbound orders across various customer requirements


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the customer’s business
  • Understand the customer’s customer requirements
  • Develop a strong, trusting relationship with clients
  • Deep understanding of contractual SLAs & KPIs
  • Adherence to HSE compliance and responsibilities
  • Adherence to tasks not stipulated in job profile i.e. audit compliance, adhoc duties due to operational requirements.
  • Create and maintain various reports in line with KPI and contractual obligations.
  • Control, action, investigate and complete CAPA document’s if need be, this includes but is not limited to nil picks, error percentages, KPI requirements, etc.
  • Complete daily system checks to ensure all data to and from the client system is working




Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.