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DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: DSV Park, Gauteng
Job Posting Title: Logistics Engineer, DSV Sigma
Time Type: Full Time

Main purpose of role

Designing, costing and implementing small Warehouse solutions. Maintenance and enhancements to existing WH operations.

Initiating and implementing continuous improvement projects of multiple operations. Driving change management and training to stabilize project and ensuring adoption. Implementing and stabilizing automation and mechanization projects. Apply principles of Lean, with the required data analysis to identify synergies and cost savings in multiclient facilities. Ensure Sigma best practices are considered and implemented from the start with new client implementation.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support business in the scoping, designing, costing, implementing and maintaining small Warehouses across SSA.
  • Evaluate and analyse data, processes and material flow related to existing operations in order to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Implement initiatives and monitor quantitative benefits of changes.
  • Develop business cases for financial investments where required, including ROI calculations, quantified value, productivity improvements, etc.
  • Documenting, monitoring, and communicating project timelines, milestones and objectives.
  • Follow disciplined change management process to ensure that implemented changes that are sustainable.
  • Problem solving facilitation and training where required.
  • Working closely with Project & Implementation, Solutions & Pricing & Applications Engineering teams to ensure standardization of best practices in DSV.
  • Training on Lean, Six Sigma & Change Management.
  • Implement automation and mechanization initiatives.
  • Support major changes (tactical) within the warehouse with regards to processes, MHE, WMS, automation and mechanization.
  • Warehouse/X-Dock Design and Costing;
  • Solution Requirements gathering;
  • Layout and Flow design and implementation;
  • Good people skills required;
  • WMS / ERP Systems skill and experience: > 1 year;
  • Stakeholder Engagement: > 1 years;
  • Highly adaptable to change
  • Sound knowledge of engineering economics and fundamental accounting principles
  • LEAN and/or Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
  • Data Cleaning & Analytics
  • Experience in the logistics industry advantageous
  • Lean / CIP methodology.
  • Introduction to Change Management

Job related requirements

  • Industrial Engineering Experience: > 1 ½ years;
  • Assist in project management, contributing to project setup and managing processes from initiation to completion.: >1 Years
  • Advanced Excel: > 1 years’ experience.
  • Analytical & Detail oriented.
  • High work rate and quality of work
  • Ability to learn new software applications.
  • Ability to train staff on new processes and software from White collar to Blue collar

Added advantages

Must have advanced Office 365 skills – essential.

Must be able to work under pressure.

Must be very organized, deadline driven with the ability to apply attention to detail.

Must be adaptable to change.

Must be culturally sensitive and able to work on various levels with different cultures and languages.

Must demonstrate leadership qualities.

Tertiary Qualifications

Degree in Industrial Engineering (Preferably a 4yr BEng/BSc)

Computer packages

Advanced Excel

Microsoft Visio and Project


CW1 Warehouse or Other Warehouse Systems

Power BI Beneficial

Minimum requirements

Minimum 1 ½ - 3 years’ experience.

Unendorsed license and own transport;

Ability to travel around in SA, SSA, as well as globally if required.

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of approximately 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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