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Employment Opportunity : Logistics Manager

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Logistics Manager

Forests Operations   
Department: Operations   
Position ID:  
Vacancy Manager: Les Ayliffe
Previous Incumbent: Mahen Govender
Geographic Area: Richards Bay Mill
Job Grade: D Upper

Purpose of the position:  
The successful incumbent will oversee and ensure a steady supply of timber to the mill by through engagement with both mill and forestry stakeholders.

Job Specification:

Specific Experience:  
  • Minimum 5 years Logistics & Supply Chain management experience

Qualifications & Expertise:
  • 3 year National Diploma or bachelor's degree in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Post Graduate qualification: Forestry / Pulp & Paper / Engineering / Logistics/ Operations Management/ Sales and Marketing will be preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office suite

Functional Outputs: 
  • Management of interface between forest operations and mill
  • Planning of timber logistics for road and rail
  • Management of timber supply throughput & processing
  • Monitoring of timber quality control
  • Management of timber supply and demand impact
  • Management of interface between forest operations and Suppliers/ service providers (SLAs, relations, communication, etc)
  • Management of budget, estimates and flash reporting
  • Maintenance of FSC chain of custody certification and applicable audit planning & management of standards
  • Management of Key supply ratios i.e.
                    o    Logistics Mode
                    o    FSC Chain of custody
                    o    Log Length
                    o    Reduced pass harvested supply
  • Planning of timber stock movement
  • Identification of associated impacts of stock movement & management thereof
  • Management & development of staff
  • General Administration & reporting
  • Champion Logistics Systems
  • Lead/ participate in projects as & when identified


  •  Sound knowledge of FSC and ISO standards & principles
  • Utilises Essential Skills and Knowledge in the Execution of Duties
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, unsupervised and under constant pressure
  • Openness to changing work environment
  • Analytical thinking and adaptability
  • Computer efficiency is essential, SAP & Forestry systems knowledge preferable

The advert has minimum requirements listed.  Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short listing.

Organisational Structure:




  • Valid driver's license
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of all forestry statutory and regulatory requirements
  • High level interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Closing Date: TBA Applications can be done on: www.mondi.hua.hrsmart.com
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