Distribution Unit Manager

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa


1 week ago

Job Summary

As Distribution Unit Manager, you will report directly to the Warehouse & Distribution Manager

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa [CCBA] is the largest African Coca-Cola Bottler, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of CCBA. We are currently seeking to recruit a Distribution Unit Manager based in Kampala.

As Distribution Unit Manager, you will report directly to the Warehouse & Distribution Manager

Key Purpose Statement

To lead, develop, advise, and support the successful implementation of the Distribution strategy.  To support the implementation of the business plans to deliver the strategic priorities of long-term growth opportunities by leveraging scale and building fundamental processes, systems, and people capabilities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop an effective Distribution strategy and business plan based on diagnosis, analysis, insight, expertise, and distribution principles.
  • Develop plans to optimize the operation by aligning resources to activity levels and meeting customer service needs to improve the overall distribution performance.
  • Distribution Planning and Control with direct accountability for

    • Order management
    • Routing and scheduling
    • Distribution Resource Optimisation
    • Tracking
    • Inventory deployment planning

  • Managing the overall distribution budget and allocation of funds according to plan.
    • Drive cost efficiencies and transformation through key strategic projects implementation
    • Conduct analysis of Key Performance Indicators and communicate these effectively

  • Support management in problem-solving operational improvement opportunities
    • Ensure standardization of operating practices
    • Ensure standardization of productivity measures
    • Sharing of operational best practices

  • Customer Collaboration for operational improvement

    • Source and manage supplier and outsourced relationships effectively
    • Analyse customer

      • service delivery segmentation and mode
      • Back door management
      • Service time reduction
      • Delivery time window optimization
      • Customer service engagement

  • Monitor the execution of Distribution.

    • Planning execution
    • Fleet image
    • Rentals and or 3PLs
    • RTM support

  • Provide direction and leadership to teams through

    • Driving empowerment and accountability
    • A culture of forward-thinking
    • Innovation and continuous improvement

Skills, Experience & Education

Qualifications and Experience

  • B Comm. or related B Degree (Business Management, Logistics or Transport)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the logistics industry
  • Minimum of 3 years of line management experience
  • Experience in logistics and business software systems
  • Additional experience and/or exposure in sales, warehouse, or manufacturing
  • Financial and business modeling experience
  • Understanding of key business cost drivers
  • Knowledge of logistics operations in large FMCG organizations
  • Project management skills and experience


  • Analytical ability and problem-solving
  • Excellent decision-making ability.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ownership of operational area & acceptance of accountability
  • Leadership capability
  • Self-starter with high energy
  • Strong self-discipline and organization
  • Ability to plan and implement to completion.
  • Works independently as well as in a team
  • High customer orientation
  • Effective conflict management ability
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