Danone: Distribution Controller 2023

Danone: Distribution Controller 2023

Danone is inviting South African unemployed youths to apply for the Distribution Controller 2023

Company: Danone
Location: Bryanston, South Africa
Closing Date: Not Specified

About Us

Working here you will need to enjoy a fast pace and complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, Such as Activia, Nutriday, Yogisip, Inkomazi, etc. We absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One planet one health BY You.

Job Purpose

To provide day-to-day operational management (from a Danone perspective) of all order-to-customer delivery and reverse logistics activities, ensuring the achievement of customer service objectives.


Main Function

  • Ensure smooth and efficient delivery execution
  • Handling queries quickly and efficiently from the sales team regarding customer deliveries
  • Ensure a high customer service level through coordination and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Implementing and monitoring specific cost control activities – Backdoors, directs, Chep recycling, etc
  • Support Danone Safety, quality, and Internal Control audits and requirements
  • Proactive and frequent communication to improve the visibility of operations to stakeholders
  • Various reporting and monitoring requirements
  • Assist in stock management and issues with the inventory controllers
  • Work flexible hours along with the needs of the supply chain.
  • Various supply chain projects/initiatives
  • Travel where necessary to the depots within the network to execute the responsibilities
  • Assist in ensuring smooth and on-time delivery of sampling, innovation, and staff orders for internal stakeholders
  • Key contact for quality team

Key Performance Indicators

  • Delivery Performance/ Customer Strike Rate [Secondary, PnP, BNLS]
  • Successful Redeliveries
  • POD Compliance
  • Uplift Adherence
  • Backdoors / Customer Rejections
  • Productivity targets

Required Qualification

  • Degree / Diploma (Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering)

Required Experience and Skills

  • 4-6 years experience in various supply chain operations in either multi-national(s) or major South African organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain processes, and inter-relationship between activities
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Principles
  • Warehousing/ distribution operations experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, MS Windows, and MS Excel
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Advantageous:
    • User knowledge of SAP
    • WMS experience
    • Dairy/FMCG experience

Personal Characteristics And Behavioral Traits

  • Extremely high level of trustworthiness and integrity.
  • Self-starter and can work independently
  • Good at building relationships with strong personal impact and credibility
  • Flexible – enjoy being part of a team with variable working hours
  • Collaborative style – can work with a wide range of people
  • Results-orientated and delivery focused
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Decision making
    • Must be decisive and able to negotiate with peers and suppliers to reach a consensus.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities

How to apply

Apply Online for the Danone: Distribution Controller

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