Logistics Coordinator, Exports Planner Positions in DSV – Global Transport and Logistics Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa


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This Job Listing is about DSV Global Transport and Logistics in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa 2022

About the job

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 5th 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 90 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: Kempton Park

Job Posting Title: Logistics Co-ordinator, Export Planner

Time Type: Full Time

Tertiary Qualification(s)

  • Relevant qualifications in Freight forwarding & customs compliance
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in industry with in-depth experience in all job-related requirements listed below

Additional Computer Skills

  • Good knowledge of ERP and WMS systems
  • Good knowledge of Relevant Planning Management software/apps
  • Highly proficient in Excel for data management and reporting

Job-related Requirements

  • 2-5 years experience in planning, scheduling & balancing of workload
  • 2-5 years’ experience in an Exports (Ocean and Road)
  • Min of 2 years’ in job related Exports environment
  • Intricate understanding of work balancing and capacity planning between multiple departments within an operation to find synergies to be able to achieve the highest output from a limited amount of resources
  • Extensive knowledge of Export requirements and customs compliance
  • Sound and proven skills in Planning, Organizing, Directing, Controlling & Monitoring.
  • Must be able to meet and manage customer expectations and ensure compliance to Policies, Regulations, Work Instructions and Workloads.
  • A sound understanding of the Export Supply Chain.
  • Good interpersonal skills for client account management.
  • A good understanding of MRP management principles
  • Very good analytical skills, and ability to think logically


  • Exports experience & understanding
  • ERP / MRP / Planning & Scheduling systems exposure


This role will be responsible for the coordinating, planning and control of daily / weekly / monthly Retail Distribution Center with regards to Exports:

  • Planning, scheduling & balancing of resources across various teams
  • Planning, scheduling & balancing of Outbound orders across various customer requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand the customer’s business
  • Understand the customer’s customer requirements
  • Develop a strong, trusting relationship with clients
  • Deep understanding of contractual SLAs & KPIs
  • Adherence to HSE compliance and responsibilities
  • Adherence to tasks not stipulated in job profile i.e. audit compliance, ad hoc duties due to operational requirements.
  • Query management: Control, action, investigate and complete CAPA/RECAP; and customer CRM documents if need be, this includes but is not limited to the KPI requirements etc.
  • Complete daily system checks to ensure all Export orders are planned as per customer KPI’s
  • Manage the Exports process and take full responsibility of the orders and execution thereof (A-Z)

Logistics Coordinator / Exports Planner

Daily analysis of the outbound schedules and capacities, compare it to the available resources and create an optimal export execution plan to achieve the highest output for the facility considering the following

  • Plan according to the container stack dates o Ensure available time to process specific units to achieve required SLA (clear commination to the warehouse of the specific requirements e.g. labor, QC etc.) o Required Document preparation for the clearing agents throughout the process o Ensure the load plan is accurate to align with planning o Arrange BV inspections when required o Final set of documents to be distributed to the end customer / relevant parties as per customer requirements
  • Have clear and consistent communication within operations, transporter / shipping agent and between operations and the client to ensure all achievements and exceptions are managed pro-actively to ensure proper management of expectations
  • Must push back on operations/client when the targets are not achievable and create alternatives to the challenges to ensure best scenario is achieved
  • Job Rotation: Rotation amongst team members to create flexibility and personal growth.
  • Consistently reviewing data to identify areas of improvement to further improve te output of the operation and Page 4 of 5 deliverables within the team
  • Create and maintain document storage solution

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.

Company: DSV – Global Transport and Logistics

Vacancy Type: Contract · Entry level 

Job Location: Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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