Branch Manager, Operations, Solutions - DSV, Port Elizabeth

  • Port Elizabeth
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by DSV on Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Reference: 24090
  • Apply before Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: DSV


To effectively measure and manage the outsourced logistics services to ensure efficiency and contract adherence in terms of client relations, operational performance, commercial and financial performance, people management and development, quality management and continual improvement initiatives.



  • Daily execution and delivery of KPI’s and agreed client Service Level Agreement (SLA).  
  • Environment and Facility compliance / risk mitigation.
  • Manage Staff (Direct reports) in line with BCEA and LRA.
  • Executing Staff performance review’s.
  • Client and business reports are communicated on time.
  • Identify & report discrepancies / irregular standards on daily basis and root cause analysis completed per deviation.
  • Daily monitoring of departmental performance by achieving all daily KPi’s. 
  • Creation and maintenance of repeatable & reliable processes activities according to quality policy
  • Ensuring collaborative staff engagement at all levels.
  • Organizing, Planning and executing of daily work deliverables according to set agreements with clear communication.
  • Ensuring all OH&SA regulations are complied with within area of responsibility.
    Improve productivity & efficiency on monthly basis.
  • Current & Future State planning of Staff development and succession planning for direct reports.
  • Management of QMS according to company policies and procedures.
  • Evaluations of process performance on a monthly basis with focus on process activity enhancements.
  • Continuous improvement planning in key outputs of the operation.
  • Liaising & communication to key stakeholders.

Candidate Requirements



TERTIARY QUALIFICATION: In Supply Chain, Production Management, Warehouse Management or Logistics Management OR a Minimum of 10 years experience in a comparable environment - Logistics / Supply Chain / Automotive.


Job Related Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in logistics and operations management in an automotive or a similar environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    People management skills including leadership, performance management, people motivation and people development (minimum 5years experience).
  • Communication & conflict management skills to successfully deal with all levels, age groups and cultures of people – both internal and external. Ability to manage people in a unionized environment successfully (5 years).
  • Commercial & financial: Financial acumen and experience in adherence to budget, contract management and service level agreements (3 years).
    Safety & Global Manufacturing Standard.
  • Problem solving skills identify potential problems and put the necessary in place to resolve the problem. Important to be pro-active not re-active.
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About DSV

We want to be a leading global supplier, fulfilling the customer needs for transport and logistics services, targeting extensive growth and being among the most profitable in our industry. This way we are able to set the pace and direction of our own development while being an attractive business partner.


Truly global
We’ll give you 43,000 colleagues in 80 countries all over the world. We’re a global family.

We’ll encourage you to act as if DSV was your own business. Our local branches work very autonomously and decisions are made close to the customer. This is what makes us unique, agile, and strong.

You’ll join a group of highly dedicated people who strive to improve every day. If you like a challenge and a constantly changing environment then join us.

Our DSV academy will give you access to knowledge and training which will allow you to grow and influence the path of your career. We want you to realise your potential and reach your career goals.

We grow together
You’ll be part of a genuinely fast-growing company. We started our journey in 1976, and since then we have expanded our market share immensely. But we have only just begun – the most exciting time to join DSV is now!

Glocal career development
You’ll have access to a massive network of possibilities. We build inspiring careers locally and internationally.

Informal environment
You’ll be part of a dynamic and informal environment, where people speak their minds. This allows us to move fast, stay ahead and face challenges head-on. This is the DSV way.

We’ll empower you to make a difference. We believe that people do great things, when they are given the opportunity and support they need to succeed. We trust in people.

We have a number of different divisions within South Africa with various areas of specialisation : DSV Healthcare, DSV Mounties, DSV Distribution, DSV Contract Logistics, DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea