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Operations Manager in Johannesburg at DSV

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 

Location: [[Johannesburg]]
Job Posting Title: [[Operations Manager]] 


  • Effectively measure and manage the outsourced services to ensure efficiency and contract adherence in terms of client relations, operational performance, commercial and financial performance and people management and development.
  • Meeting all deadlines.
  • Responsible for initiating and implementing performance management and controlling staff.
  • Problem solving and system analysis.
  • Administrative duties.
  • Client liaison (telephonically and in person).
  • Operational and routing decisions, vehicle and cost control
  • Drive cost saving
  • Protect and control company assets

Job-related Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in:
    • People management including leadership, performance management, people motivation and people development.
    • Warehouse operational tracking of record of management in warehouse environment with stock management and warehouse system.
    • Commercial & financial acumen and experience in adherence to budget and management of contracts and service level agreements.
  • Articulate and well presented
  • Must have a valid divers license and own vehicle
  • Flexibility in terms of job functions as a result of changing workflow and patterns.
  • Punctuality and good time management skills are essential elements of this position.
  • Must have strong inter-personal skills with the ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Client empathy and ability to liaise effectively with clients.
  • Sound geographical knowledge of the Gauteng area.
  • Be prepared to undergo random polygraph and surveillance examinations.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the LRA and BCEA and hands-on experience in Industrial Relations (disciplinary enquiries).
  • Strong project leadership and goal orientated.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Be prepared to undergo random polygraph and surveillance examinations.
  • Be prepared to undergo credit and criminal checks as well as integrity tests

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


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