Woolworths (South Africa) - Cape Town, Province of the Western Cape

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Contract type
Application deadline


Main Purpose
Generating cost effective Transport plans for Products and equipment through Daily debriefing with transporters and the rest of the Logistics Integrated Centre (LIC) team to support the business in running its Transport Planning function and meeting the KPI’s and SLA’s in this space.

  • Passion for the brand and customers
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Thinking strategically and commercially
  • Leading transformation
  • Delivering high performance
  • Connecting people
  • Planning & organizing
  • Driving quality
  • Making insightful business decisions
  • Having an innovative merchant mind-set
  • Operational flexibility - rotational weekend coverage

What theoretical knowledge (e.g. degree / diploma) does the job require?
  • Degree or Diploma in Logistics
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience
  • Strong Excel skillset
  • Experience in using Planning tools (Transport Management Systems)
  • FMCG and retail experience will be advantageous
  • Advance computer literacy skills
  • Strong numerical aptitude
  • Logical and analytical thinker, able to translate ideas into practical business solutions
  • Deep understanding of Transport and its different costs elements
  • Deep understanding of total operational costs and cost drivers (what are the key cost drivers to improve to improve the operation)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good self-management and interpersonal skills
  • High energy level
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to multi-task
  • Proactive
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong crisis management and conflict resolution skillset
  • Operational flexibility - rotational weekend coverage
  • Must be willing to work exceptionally hard and contribute a successful team
The deliverables are not limited to the accountabilities specified in the job profile. These key accountabilities highlight the focus areas of the job. Specific and/or additional deliverables can be requested by management. The key responsibilities and accountabilities may change from time to time in response to changes in business strategy, operational requirements and shift rotation.

  • Planning transport activities cost effectively on a daily basis to meet agreed KPI’s and SLAs
  • Working together with the operations team and senior planners to be aware of daily operational variables which may influence future route scheduling
  • Updating and interpreting hard and soft constraints on delivery sites and fleet
  • Building optimal shipments from the movement requirements
  • Deciding what to complete with dedicated vs ad-hoc capacity
  • Producing accurate and cost effective plans based on database parameters and certain manual intervention for dedicated fleet
  • Securing capacity for ad-hoc demand. This includes service provider, vehicle type and loading expected time of arrival (ETA)
  • Building relationships with transport service providers and their operational staff who book vehicles
  • On-time and accurate publishing of route schedules per delivery type
  • Measuring and publishing planning KPI’s and management reporting
  • Analysing and reporting on assigned short term projects
  • Continuous improvement of planning function and reporting
  • Continuous monitoring of actual vs. planned performance through all functions in order to quickly respond to changes in the system that requires changes to the tactical plan
  • Crisis management and providing formal feedback on changes to plan and execution
  • Effectively communicate plans and performance against plan
  • Continuous improvement of Transport plans taking changing operational dynamics into account
  • Assist to manage the end to end customer service process in line with Best Operating practice
  • Assisting with general office work i.e. Planning requisition management, KPI update, invocom updates, OEC Files updates
  • Working together with the operations team and the rest of the LIC team to be aware of daily operational variables which may influence future route scheduling
“As a proud South African brand, Woolworths is committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, therefore, if you do not hear back from us within 6 weeks of the closing date of the advert, your application was deemed unsuccessful.



Min education
University attendance
Required experience
3 Years
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