Murray & Roberts: Logistics Manager

Business Name: Murray & Roberts Projects
Job Title: Logistics Manager
Location: Lephalale - Medupi
Nature of Employment: Limited Duration Contract Employee

Please note that:
1. The Recruiter may amend, delete or expire jobs at any time without notification.
2. Murray & Roberts Projects reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
3. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.
4. If you do not receive any feedback on your application within 4 weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
5. Please note that the suitable candidate must be willing to be re-assigned to Kusile Power Project in Witbank , Mpumalanga, if operational requirements should deem it necessary.

Job Summary:
Murray & Roberts Projects invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Logistics Manager for the Medupi Project reporting to the Operations Manager . The project entails the building of 6 x 780 MW Coal Fired Super Critical Boiler for the coal fired Medupi Power Station to be erected at the Medupi Site at Lephalale (Ellisras), Limpopo, South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:
- Management of inventory, continuity and availability of supply, integrity of stock movement.
- Implement guidelines, best practices, policies and procedures for Logistics Management.
- Conceives and animates costs, stocks and lead-times reduction projects as well as the customer service improvement.
- Cost management and reporting.
- Development of the logistics supply company.
- Managing import and export via external distribution reams.
- Management supply chain activities.

Key Requirements:
- Be fully conversant in English, and one of the other official languages
- Have good written and verbal communication skills
- Extensive experience in the Supply Chain environment at supervisory level
- Extensive Inventory and Material Management
- Cycle counts and repairs, stock movement control
- Inbound and outbound processes, training of staff
- Working knowledge of an ERP, SAP system, preferably JD Edwards
- Experience in the mining/engineering/construction industry will be an added advantage


- Confident
- Detailed
- Good communicator
- Professional
- Computer literacy including Education

- Matric
- Certificate / Diploma in Supply Chain / Material Management. Logistics degree will be advantageous.
- Valid driver’s license and own transport
- Computer literate - office suite and ERP packages (JDE an advantage)

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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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