Posted on: 02 May 2023
ID 858568

Projects Manager - Logistics

Job description:

We are hiring!

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets. We lead through our values centred around safety, integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive and safe environment

Were on the lookout for an experiencedProjects Manager - Logistics To co-ordinate and ensure the efficient and effective supply and flow of timber on road and rail into the MPU mills in accordance to their various specification and timber demands while managing the woodyard stock holding and material handling contractor for Biomass at Sapp Ngodwana mill.

As a Projects Manager - Logistics, you will be responsible for:
  • Collect official timber orders from line managers and proactively compile sales plan on procurement supplies in line with the mill demands and according to budget and forecast.
  • Ensure orders are captured on Timber Control System (TCS) in line with the sales plan in order to warrant mills, transporters and suppliers alignment
  • Monitor and control major suppliers performance versus order by means of the daily, weekly and TCS reports to ensure rateably timber deliveries and order adjustments where necessary.
  • Communicate stock levels, production performance and turnaround times (TAT) daily through the respective communication channels to align daily deliveries.
  • Keep record of rejects, analyse trends and institute corrective and preventative actions to minimum timber losses, reduce turnaround times and minimise disruptions at the mill.
  • Carry out site visitations to assess sidings and depot stocks to ensure rateable and within specification timber supply.
  • Compile weekly and monthly forecasts in line with quarterly forecast and annual budget plan to monitor the rate and cost of delivery.
  • Report on critical timber supplies and deliveries and ensure this is communicated to the Resources Manager, Project Managers and Hauliers which might lead to the review of the delivery plans.
  • Handle all source key requests from major suppliers in line with the chain of custody (CoC) requirements to guarantee compliance
  • Ensure that the sourcing budget is in line with the plan and is captured correctly on the monthly report.
  • Understand the MPU forestry logistics budgets and provide input on woodyard maintenance and timber sourcing.
  • Manage variable and fixed budget costs and report on financial performance of the area of responsibility
  • Work with Timber Control TCS staff on timber supply budget by monitoring and reporting variances
  • Prepare/present weekly/monthly progress reports to monitor all technical, financial and administration aspects.
  • Ensure compliance to all SHEQ policies, procedures, best practices and work instructions by suppliers through Stop and Think Before You Act (STBA)
What are we looking for?
  • National Diploma in Forestry or related qualification
  • A Logistics, Supply chain and or Transport Management qualification will be advantageous
  • At least 5 years experience in logistics, forestry management and/or timber procurement.
  • Valid code EB driver's license
Whats in it for you?
  • Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence
  • Learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi
  • Opportunities to travel (dependent on the role)
  • Market-leading leave benefits
  • Employee wellbeing benefits
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