Logistics Planner

Logistics Planner

Logisitics & Shipping
KZN
Logistics Planner – Durban
 
Purpose:
Manage the tankers loading from refinery or depot to local customer or export including documentation and clearing agent. Identify & resolve any issues which negatively affect transport optimisation.
 
Requirements:
  • Matric + Completed Diploma or Degree
  • 3-5 years Transport management and logistics experience an advantage
  • Good IT understanding – Word / Excel / Cell phone, to create digital document packs for export.
  • Able to manage an office iro documentation flow, communicate via e-mail using a computer, or cell phone, keep schedules as required using Excel and prepare reports using MS Word and Excel.
  • Has a dominant character, detail orientated with a sense of responsibility, must be able to work under pressure and unsupervised – a customer first mind-set, clear communication & organisational skills, assertive & solution driven .
  • Understand the anomalies relating to cross-border transport and customs requirements
  • Organized & be able to implement systems to manage the job functions
  • Energetic – continual monitoring of people involved in the transport system (customs, transporters & clearing agents, for export) & being pro-active in identifying & managing issues.  
  • Confident & assertive – ensure you take evasive action to rectify potential problems & be in a position to pre-empt issues & problems.
 
 
Responsibilities
  • Ensure time taken for each tanker on deliveries or collections is minimized to maximize efficient utilization – ie maximize the number of trips per tanker per month.
  • Pro-actively Identify & resolve issues which may affect / delay the transport
  • Build a relationship with transporters, clearing agents and refinery staff
  • Update Pmb staff, other internal and customers with eta for tankers.
  • Keep schedules, documentation & spreadsheets continuously filed & up to date
  • Communicate with transporters, clearing agents, refinery  & customers
  • Reconcile statement from Refinery to stock sheets at the Depot
  • Advise when further loads are to be paid for & ensure loads are pre-paid to avoid delays when collected
  • Reporting & statistics