Sunday , February 25 2024

Takealot Careers Johannesburg – DC Industrial Engineer

Website Takealot

Job Description:, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented DC Industrial Engineer to join our team in the Johannesburg Distribution Center.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate core processes within the DC operation and integrate them in a unique and creative way to solve business problems.
  • Design and conduct time and motion studies to develop standard work routines; best practises and realistic/measurable productivity expectations.
  • Performing routine audits of systems and operational processes.
  • Advise on improvements of Key Performance Indicators that impacts operations and processes with different stakeholders.
  • Conduct RCA to identify uncommon and everyday issues within DC operations.
  • Perform data analysis to identify opportunities and risks in storage optimisation; material handling and process conformance.
  • Collaborate and communicate the above mentioned with Head of Departments (HODs) and Development team.
  • Capture, design and make recommendations to process flow through risk, security and productivity gap analysis.
  • Develop and maintain work standards and characteristics that promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
  • Design, implement and maintain 5s initiatives across all departments.
  • Develop inhouse forecasting models for packaging, consumables, assets and labour based on volumes and budget.
  • Design, test, and procure equipment for solutions and operational needs
  • Design and modify facility and process drawings using AutoCAD
  • Support continuous improvement projects and initiatives by actively adhering to lean principles, design of experiments (ex: Six Sigma; Simulation design etc.)
  • Assist in identifying facility design requirements based on activity levels, flow and business requirements.
  • Development and construction of tools to aid operations in their day to day activities.
  • Support operational departments in ad-hoc expertise requirements
  • Support Infrastructure Development teams in executing their construction projects; this entails working with and coordinating staff for stock moves, equipment moves, change management, and pushing deadlines
  • Project manage assigned improvement and initiatives from design & order placement to implementation & execution

Job Requirements:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Previous experience in mini project management.
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player.
  • Comfortable with learning and adapting to new systems.
  • Critical and Systems thinking.
  • Passionate about change and improvement.
  • Process fault finding and resolution
  • BEng Industrial Engineering, BCom Logistics or similar degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience within DC operations
  • Project Management experience
  • Previous experience with WMS systems such as Oracle, Manhattan, Red Prairie, SAP, Highjump or similar is beneficial
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages
  • Experience in FMCG and Retail industry beneficial
  • Knowledge of simulations and models advantageous

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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