Warehouse Supervisor at AB InBev | April 2024

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Job Description

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The key purpose of this role is to manage shift to efficiently execute both T1 & T2 load plans to satisfy internal and external Customer service levels.

Key roles and responsibilities:

Inventory Counts

  • Physically perform and lead the morning inventory count process

  • Identify the root cause of inventory count variances and put action plans in place through problem solving tools to improve the Inventory Accuracy KPI

  • Reduce Supply Chain Overheads through the utilisation of problem-solving tools

  • Create and manage warehouse management tools to ensure FEFO

  • Track and trend Inventory Accuracy

  • Ensure movement of materials reflects in the SAP system at all times

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

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

  • Ensure adherence to blocking standards on non-conforming inventory

  • Product quality induction programme conducted

  • Track, trend and manage repacking operation to conform to quality standards and to improve repacking productivity

Picking Standards

  • Adhere to a standardised picking process and ensure compliance through management routines to ensure a safe and productive process

  • Track, trend and manage picking accuracy and productivity through management tool

Productivity & Capacity Managed

  • Ensure 75% Compliance to the Warehouse Labour Productivity GOP to improve the KPI

  • Allocate and assign labour activities utilising the SKAP tool

Warehouse Management

  • Implement, track, trend and improve 5S results

  • Support the design of the management cycle e.g. Business Descriptions, SLA’s, Process Maps, Indicators and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees

  • Develop and continuously validate SOP’s through management routines and tools and ensure understanding by all warehouse employees (LnA)

  • Team rooms managed and updated through routine meetings to solve problems and drive performance

  • Develop and maintain SCL routines and track adherence thereof

  • 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, calenderise the KPI/PI achievements and monitor individual target

Safe Warehouse Practices

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

Loading and Unloading activities

  • Track and measure the PI of the loading/unloading bay allocation tool with action plans to improve productivity

  • Track, trend and manage related KPI’s/PI’s e.g. TCT, baytime utilisation, Hl/man Hour


  • 3-year relevant diploma/degree

  • 2+ years Warehouse and or logistics experience

  • 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:

  • Band: VIII

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with SAB 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.