Imperial: Site Controller

Job Title: Site Controller
Branch/Department: Integrated Services
Company: PnP FDC
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Pick n Pay (FDC) Airport Industria
Location - Province/Area: Western Cape

Position Overview: The company, Pick n Pay has a vacancy for a Site Controller at (FDC) Airport Industria in the Western Cape .

Specific Role Responsibilities:
- Execution of the IMPERIAL Logistics (IL) outbound transport plan.
- Monitoring of loads picked and marshalling lanes completed.
- Liaising with designated transporter to confirm vehicle availability 30min prior to loading.
- Capturing the allocated vehicle detail (reg. number and driver detail) on SAP workbench.
- Confirm/Communicate loads ready to be loaded/ dispatched.
- Ensuring the correct vehicles are loaded according to the detail received.
- Communicating any delay, deviation or route add-on orders.
- Communicating any redeliveries to the relevant parties.
- Communicate marshalling lane balances to IL planner after loading.
- Confirm idle vehicles (free fleet) on-site to IL planner.
- Communicate possible lane consolidation to IL planner.
- Communicate that second (multi) trip loads are ready before vehicles arrive at site.
- Assist with the daily measurement and reporting of key performance indicators (KPI’s) in accordance
with Service Level Agreement (SLA).
- Communicate to management the discrepancies between actual versus planned.
- Constantly strive to improve KPI’s and performance through continuous improvements.
- Assist with the management between client, service providers and operational teams.
- Day to day building and management of a service driven and professional relationship with all
vendors, transporters, customer and customer DC’s.

Qualifications and Experience:
- At least 2 years proper and similar controlling experience.
- Controller experience with FMCG loads will be an advantage.
- A tertiary qualification in Logistics/ Logistics Management is highly recommended.
- Computer literacy – experienced in working on a transport operational system, proficient in MS Office suite with above average MS Excel skills.

Skills and Personal Attributes:

- Excellent communication skills – daily contact with clients, despatch teams, delivery points, transporters and drivers.
- Well versed in e-mail etiquette and MS Outlook with good writing skills.
- A professional and service driven approach to dealing with clients and subcontractors/ transporters alike.
- Natural ability to organize, neat and punctual.
- The ability and willingness to work long hours and within strict collection and delivery time constraints.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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