Logistics Superintendent (Chrome Ore Exports)

Reference FCLS-0063
Region GP
City Sandton
Contract Permanent
Hours Full time
Category Distribution, Warehouse & Freight
Salary Negotiable
Apply By 2020-12-16
Job Posted Date 2020-11-16


Our client a reputable minning company based in Gauteng is searching for a Logistics Superintendent (Chrome Ore Exports) to manage part Domestic and the Marketing Logistics pipelines in accordance with Transport planning including the Sales and Production Plans.



To continuously improve current practices, methods and processes in order to exceed current Logistics targets and reduce costs to the company.





  • Identify and assess level of issue based risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.
  • Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)
  • Manage SHEQ compliance within the Section through effective use of the Toolbox
  • Utilise the Integrated Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status


Manage the Department:​


  • Ensure an enabling climate/culture
  • Manage performance against set targets and competencies
  • Ensure IDP's are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan
  • Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent (quarterly)
  • Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
  • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
  • Conduct recruitment interviews


Customer Relations:


  • Render the right service first time
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintain and enhance the company's reputation as a reliable and reputable supplier

Suppliers Relations:


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers
  • Resolve logistical issues (Ports, Road Transporters, Shipping lines, Port Vendors, Rail, etc.)



  • Marketing Logistics Strategy
  • Assist in developing and managing the Marketing Logistics strategy including Domestic rail

Policies and Procedures:


  • Initiate and develop Marketing Logistics Policies, Procedures, Standards, Protocols, Work Instructions, Codes of Practice, etc.
  • Manage the implementation of these policies and procedures

Process Management:


  • Manage the usage of Port, Road, Rail and Storage facilities
  • Evaluate and negotiate terms, conditions and rates with all service providers
  • Clearing and Forwarding Agents
  • Container Shipping lines
  • Inspection companies
  • Implement and manage Service Level Agreements
  • Maintain contractual documentation and systems
  • Monitor and control the Marketing Logistics stock levels and movements within the Logistics pipeline
  • Ensure that the Marketing Logistics pipelines are optimally utilised and that waste is minimised


  • Manage the Total Quality Control system



  • Compile and report on Logistics costs, Final Sales; Product quality, transport (rail and road) performances. Compile departmental score card
  • Analyse Marketing Logistics trends and reports
  • Bulk Exports - scheduling / Planning - 2 Mines
  • Ensure monthly shipping plans are executed with minimal carry overs
  • Container Exports - Scheduling / Planning - Dry Foundry
  • Container Ferro Export - Scheduling / Planning
  • Manage all pre-financing shipments as per contract requirements avoiding financial penalties
  • Manage all Local Ore Movements - M'loy
  • Ore Domestic Rail - Capture max volumes per existing contract and find opportunities to increase Volumes in line with cost saving initiatives
  • Ore Domestic Rail - Capture max volumes per existing contract and find opportunities to increase Volumes in line with cost saving initiatives
  • Manage the use of Road economically in line with cost saving initiatives
  • Ensure Quality material dispatched and shipped and manage deviations.
  • Transnet Rail Service Level Agreements - Take or pay contract



  • Manage Continuous Improvement through Operational Excellence
  • Initiate and implement the integration of improvement projects


  • Manage the Section costs




Minimum qualifications:


  • Degree or National Diploma preferably in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • 6 years' relevant experience in the mining and smelting environment, preferably 2 years' managerial experience




  • Managing stock
  • Managing freight care
  • Administering the freight logistics office
  • Apply strategic road transport management principles
  • Monitor and manage the routing and scheduling function
  • Develop and manage the road transport marketing strategy
  • Evaluate stock policies and logistic services
  • Managing and implementing quality assurance systems
  • Providing customer service
  • Conduct costing and budgeting
  • Apply standard operating procedures and practices
  • Manage logistics operations
  • Operating computer systems
  • Maintain health, safety and security within the internal environment
  • Operate according to standard operating procedures and within the parameters of applicable legislation
  • Resolve customer queries / complaints



  • Know and understand the basics of marine insurance
  • Demonstrate the basic legal principles applied to shipping
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of local and international trade
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics Maritime Geography
  • Understanding industry, structures, terms and concepts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry

How to Apply

Please forward your CV to Should you not be contacted within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.