Distribution Controller

  • Ilesa, Nigeria
  • Full-time

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 manage Distribution performance and activities in order to surpass delivery challenges and meet customer requirements whilst ensuring optimal utilization of company resources. 

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead departmental DPO (Distribution Process Optimization) implementation 

  • Lead departmental project and negotiate contractor cost to the best economical price 

  • Review department machine and man resources

  • Manage own and Team Development and Performance 

  • Lead your team and prepare a strategic plan for the financial year with insights for inclusion in the Depot Business Plan 

  • Review Master Data - Business descriptions - Process Mapping - Service Level Management - Routing Planning and Planning SLA’s - High Volume etc. 

  • Develop departmental annual budget (Fixed and Variables) and manage cost through-out the year 

  • Set, Cascade Team & Individual goals 

  • Develop Peak sizing and Planning for all critical periods 

  • Manage Customer and Driver master data 

  • Conduct bi-annual Customer service evaluation and analyze customer feedback with actions

  • Plan and manage trade visits and drive compliance 

  • Manage Full beer return process  

  • Safety monitoring and critical behavior enforcement 

  • Manage 3PL contractors and drive performance improvement 

  • Manage supply chain transfers and ensure adherence to plan 

  • Review all SLA and attend SLA meeting to action non-compliance with all stakeholder 

  • Lead departmental weekly performance meeting addressing previous week trends and proffering sustainable plan for the new week 

  • Beer age issues taken up with sales in an action plan  

  • Prepare and analyze contractor payment 

  • Manage departmental Cost to achieve budget 

  • Business plan is developed and aligned to the Sales and Distribution strategy

  • Distribution team goals are supportive of Depot business plan 

  • Delivery fleet size and mix calculated to ensure optimum cost and customer service effectiveness and delivery within the Distribution area 

  • Fleet utilization is optimized through the effective use of own vs. contracted transport and effective route planning

  • Vehicle contingency plans exist for the replacement of contracted vehicles and drivers

  • Delivery fleet and drivers consistently comply with the statutory requirements

  • Maintain Fleet 

  • Interpret and implement delivery schedules

  • Assure product quality

  • Analyze and respond to distribution performance measures

  • Optimize marketplace competitiveness

  • Leverage information systems

  • Conduct administration

  • Manage budget process

  • Control departmental costs

  • Manage CAPIN budget process

  • Develop employees

  • Ensure a healthy industrial relations climate

  • Manage and apply personnel processes

  • Manage own performance

  • Manage performance of direct reports

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace 



Minimum of B.Sc./ B. Tech/HND in a related field 

5 Years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management 

Computer Literate  

Proficient in MS Office  

Strong and assertive  

Compliance driven  

Strong work ethic: Setting and achieving goals 

Dependable: Consistently following through 

Positive attitude: Creating a good environment. 

Self-motivated: Working effectively with little direction  

Team-oriented: Making the most out of collaboration 

Additional Information

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

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 and specify the plant where the role you are applying for seats.

International Breweries PLC is an equal opportunities employer and we promote gender equality in the company.

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