Warehouse Controller

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  • Full Time
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Website ABInBev Namibia


Company Description

Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

The key purpose of this role is to implement and uphold ABInBev safety standards. Manage the Inventory and Warehousing function so that customer service levels can be optimized and that benchmarked productivity standards are met. Implement standard operating processes in line with DPO standards. Manage VLC, ZBB and FLC budgets in line with annual flexed targets

Key responsibilities

Warehouse Management

  • Ensure compliance to 5’s Standard within and around Warehouse Operation and show results evolution
  • Cascade all Global policies and ensure compliance to them
  • Implement and design the management cycle e.g. Business Descriptions, SLA’s, Process Maps, KPI Indicators and ensure compliance with all warehouse staff and show results evolution
  • Develop and continuously validate SOP’s through management routines by using tools and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees (LnA,SCL OWD)
  • Team rooms managed and updated through routine meetings to solve problems and drive performance
  • Develop and maintain MCRS/MCL routines and track adherence there off
  • Use problem solving tools e.g. 5 WHY, Abnormality Reports, SIC, OPLs, RACI’s, OWD’s, PDCA’s, etc. to develop action plans to show improvement on PI’s and KPI’s
  • Cascade KPI’s and PI’s to individual warehouse employee level, standardise the KPI/PI achievements and monitor individual targets
  • Ensure adherence to best practice generation process and execute approved projects and show result evolution
  • Make use of GOP’s linked to warehouse Kpi’s and ensure 75% score is achieved
  • Utilise GAPA and PDCA for chronic abnormality’s and execute actions derived from analysis
  • Reduce Supply Chain Overheads through the utilisation of problem solving tools and management of stock age KPI’s
  • Track and trend all operating variances within in the warehouse and utilise management tools to improve results


  • Ensure daily compliance of inventory counts
  • Ensure compliance to inventory policy and use management tools to close gaps
  • Ensure compliance to Quality Policy and use management tools to close gaps
  • Manage the process on how to destroy and write off obsolete product in compliance with legal/environmental requirements
  • Identify the root cause of inventory count variances and put action plans in place through problem solving tools to improve the Inventory accuracy KPI

Layout Implementation

  • Ensure adherence to the layout in line of certain warehouse activities e.g. Empties zone; Refusal zone; Order Picking zone; Repack zone; Finished Goods zone
  • Track and manage warehouse management tools to ensure ABC compliance
  • Trough MCL routine track compliance to all safety related processes within the warehouse
  • Track and trend ABC compliance to realise warehouse efficiencies , Time and Motion studies and show Results evolution

Loading & Unloading Activities

  • Track loading/unloading productivity and show results evolution
  • Implement and monitor load scheduling
  • Utilise Management tools to diagnose and address route cause
  • Ensure load verification is taking place for departure and returns on T1 and T2

Improve Quality Standards

  • Manage, track and trend 1. Warehouse cleanliness, 2. Pest control schedule adherence, 3. Cross contamination from non-food grade chemicals, 4. Daily temperature control and 5. Product exposure
  • Ensure 75% Compliance to the Global Warehouse GOP
  • Implement and adhere to a Location-Based Inventory System to identify stored product
  • Execute Action Plan to address the Stock Age Index KPI
  • Track and trend %HL near to be blocked as a PI
  • Ensure adherence to blocking standards on non conforming inventory
  • Track, trend and manage sorting processes to reduce MBFU% and to improve sorting productivity by utilising management tools
  • Track and trend broken cases by operator, picker and sorter to develop action plan to improve total breakage costs
  • Create a quality induction programme and ensure 100% compliance on training to warehouse staff
  • Track, trend and manage the distribution returns policy to ensure alignment with the quality policy
  • Track, trend and manage repacking operation to conform to quality standards and to improve repacking productivity

Picking Standards

  • Ensure adherence to the standardised picking process and ensure compliance through management routines that ensure a safe and productive process
  • Ensure Picking area has a productive ergonomic layout that allows zero man machine interactions
  • Create and monitor picking KPI’s/Pi’s Cas/Per man Hour, Replenishment adherence

Sorting Standards

  • Sorting Guideline adherence & targets met – Sorting resources planned, trained & quality bottle sorting performed. Random bottle sorting inspection performed daily, gaps
  • Identified & action plans implemented
  • Ensure sorting area has a productive ergonomic layout that allows zero man machine interactions
  • Create and monitor sorting KPI’s/Pi’s CA’s/Per man Hour ,show positive brewery MBFU evolution

Productivity & Capacity Managed

  • Ensure 75% Compliance to the Warehouse Labour Productivity GOP to improve the KPI
  • Design and maintain sizing simulator to address optimal labour and equipment resourcing
  • Allocate and assign labour activities utilising the SKAP tool
  • Develop and Manage the Warehouse Capacity Utilisation model to improve Warehouse efficiency
  • Implement and manage waste plan and recycling operation by type of material: paper/carton, plastic by type: PET, PS, PP etc., metal – aluminium, iron, etc., glass, food remains, other types, unrecyclable
  • Manage TCT and there are actions plans visible to improve it and it is also measured in Loading/Unloading and Replenishment

Safe Warehouse Practices

  • Ensure & maintain a safe warehouse operation driving awareness and compliance to all the relevant safety blocks


  • 3 year relevant diploma/degree

Key competencies

  • 3+ years Warehouse and or logistics experience advantageous
  • Highly level computer user (MS Office, Oasis, Handheld devices)
  • SAP proficient
  • Good interpersonal skills / builds good relationships
  • Superior planning ability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Good self-management practices
  • Strong achievement orientation
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Excellent coaching capability

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made inline with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing

The company policy requires that your immediate manager is informed of your intention to apply for the role and only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

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