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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 3rd 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 


Location: [[Silverton, Pretoria]]
Job Posting Title: [[Supervisor, Operations, Solutions]] 
Time Type: [[Full Time]]





Diploma in Operation or Supply Chain Management will be an advantage, but not required


Computer Skills:


WMS skills & knowledge

Job-related Requirements:


•    Proven track record in product logistics environment
•    Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Leading a team on an assembly line in an Automotive environment. 
•    Sound knowledge of IR principles and ensuring adherence.
•    Operations: Extensive knowledge and hands on skill related to Inbound & Outbound logistics, Warehouse Processes, Part supply through Autocall, Sequecning, Milkrun & Kitting. Abilities to investigate and close out inventory stock variances, caused through incorrect system transactions, Bill of Material, etc.
•    Problem Solving: Effective Root Cause Analysis, Problem Solving and implementation of Corrective and Preventative Measures;
•    Supervision: Must be able to do all supervisory functions (Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling, Monitoring) independently, effectively and reliably;
•    Communication: Must communicate effectively (written and verbal) to manage and meet both internal and external customer expectations;
•    Compliance: Must ensure full site compliance, including the following: DSV Policies, Regulations, Work Instructions, Maintenance Schedule and Local Authority requirements;
•    Stress and Conflict Management: Must have effective techniques and/or skills to manage conflict, cope with stress and work effectively under constant pressure;
•    Commercial: Must have effective commercial acumen and experience to manage Client and Supplier Contracts, SLA’s and Risk;
•    HR and IR: Must be able to effectively lead, train, performance measure and performance manage all subordinates to ensure high morale, productivity and retention. This includes advanced knowledge of Industrial Relations and Processes;



Good people and leadership skills
Work towards achieving objectives and goals on a personal level and team level.
Must be able to work under pressure
Must have good time management skills



This position aims to ensure contract adherence in terms of client relations, operational performance, commercial and financial performance, people management and development and continual improvement initiatives. Supervising a team of 45 to 60 employees.

The role needs to ensure operations are managed in accordance with the DSV standards and policies and procedures. Ensure that the DSV strategy, goals and initiatives are cascaded down through the organization into the various areas of the operation.

Support and actively participate in development services and solutions to complement DSV’s offering to the Automotive industry.



A.MAINTAIN COMMUNICATIONS: To enhance a 2-way communication process within the team. 
1. Communicate information obtained from the Operations Manager.
2. Keep Operations Manager informed on problems or concerns 
3. Communicate the goals/objectives to the team members 
4. Communicate defects to other teams/sections (feedback on quality, 
 safety, etc.) 
5. Maintain high morale through continuous communications 
6. Solicit input from team members 
7. Maintain high morale and team spirit through continuous coaching 
B. SUGGESTIONS: Encourage and solicit suggestions that the team members can do on their own. 
1. Encourage team members to submit improvement proposals 
C.    TRAINING: To enable personal growth by organizing training for all team members. 
1. Master all jobs in the team to relieve, train and assist the team members using the JIT method 
2. Train the team members to become multi-skilled workers according to the flexibility chart 
3. Record and maintain the flexibility chart of the team 
4. Give job instruction training to all newcomers in the team
D. ATTENDANCE: To create an environment where attendance is seen as essential for the team performance
1. Cover all absenteeism whenever needed in team.
2. Inform Operations Manager if absentee coverage cannot be resolved within the team 
3. Motivate team members for attendance 
E. PERFORMANCE SUPPORT: To create a positive and constructive climate by coaching and supporting the team members. 
1. Monitor performance of team members, coach/retrain where necessary 
2. Assist in eliminating problem operations and bottlenecks 
3. Be aware of health conditions of team members 
4. Give positive feedback on performance issues to team members 
5. Give input to the Branch Manager with regard to performance evaluations
F. TEAM MEETINGS: To enhance a 2-way communication process within the team. 
1. Prepare the agenda of the meeting and solicit input from Operations Manager and team members 
2. Conduct the meeting 
3. Inform the Operations Manager about the outcome of the meeting 
4. Follow-up on items discussed during the meeting 

G. JOB ROTATION: To create flexibility and personal growth by organizing job rotation. 
1. Ensure that the job rotation amongst team members balances ergonomically challenging jobs with those that are physically less 
2. Train team members in order to gain flexibility for job rotation 
3. Maintain a record of rotation







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. 


Job area:  Managerial

Supervisor, Operations, Solutions


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