Logistics Manager (Limpopo)

Limpopo, Full Time Deadline: Aug 7, 2023


To manage the Raw Materials and Final Product Logistics as well as Chrome recovery operations; in order to maintain and enhance Samancor’s reputation as a reliable and reputable supplier.


Identify and assess level of issue-based risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to the business, financial and legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.
Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation, and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)
Manage SHEQ compliance within the Department through effective use of the Toolbox.
Utilise the Integrated Management System (IMS) to analyse, identify trends, initiate, mitigate, investigate and report SHEQ status.

Manage the Department:

Ensure an enabling climate/culture.
Manage labour stability by minimising labour turnover.

Labour complement in line with budget
Achieve HDSA/Female targets for the Department.
Ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan.

Manage performance against set targets and competencies.
Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent (quarterly)
Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels.
Conduct recruitment interviews


Maintain and improve relationships with key stakeholders.
Ensure customer and supplier satisfaction.
Ensure quality standards are maintained.
Liaise and deal with logistical issues (Ports, Transporters, Shipping lines, Rail, etc.)

Marketing Logistics Strategy:

Align Marketing Logistics strategy to Samchrome/ South African environment.

Chrome Recovery Plant (CRP):

Ensure the safe and environmentally friendly operation of the CRP processes.
Manage the Logistics processes.
Ensure the Quality standards are maintained.
Liaise with Production and Maintenance to ensure effective and efficient process flow.

Policies and Procedures:

Initiate and develop Marketing Logistics Policies, Procedures, Standards, Protocols, Work Instructions, Codes of Practice, etc.


Optimise usage of Port, Road, Rail and Storage facilities
Oversee all South African logistics service providers.
Negotiate terms, conditions, and rates with all service providers.

Clearing and Forwarding Agents
Container Shipping lines
Inspection companies

Optimise Marketing Logistics stock levels and movements within the logistics pipeline.
Optimise Marketing Logistics pipeline efficiencies and minimise waste.
Manage the Total Quality Control system.
Manage the OSMH (On-Site Material Handling) contract


Deal with and resolve customer complaints.


Jointly define annual service level agreements with site maintenance personnel
Put systems and controls in place that will ensure that the site is maintained: at specified performance and within prescribed technical ’ legal requirements, that will permit a safe and environmentally acceptable operation, and to meet the required production-rated capacity at minimum life cycle costs


Manage Continuous Improvement through Operational Excellence
Manage improvement projects, including the SAP and MES Change Management initiatives as appropriate.


Manage the Departmental budget.

Behavioural Competencies:

Safety Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Planning, Organising ’ Control
Results Orientation ’ Implementation
Systematic Problem Solving ’ Decision Making
Aligning Performance for Success
Building and Maintaining Relationships
Change Leadership
Financial ’ Entrepreneurial Insight
Adhering to Values


Microsoft Office Programs
Samancor Chrome Systems (IMS, EBMS, Chromedoc, MES, SAP, Coupa)
Financial acumen
Project management
Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Ability to work under extreme pressure and to prioritize effectively.
Ability to understand processes and problems on an operational as well as strategic level.
Ability to manage costs and budget.
Ability to understand departmental influence on the rest of the business.


Demonstrate an in depth understanding of pyrometallurgical processes.
Knowledge of relevant HR and Labour relations acts and regulations
Knowledge of relevant HSE acts, regulations and standards
Knowledge of business administration including costs and finance


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent; preferably with Logistics experience.
8 years’ total relevant experience.
3 years’ managerial experience

Additional qualifications:

A recognised managerial qualification (MTIM, MDP, EDP or MBA)

Closing Date: 04 August 2023