Eaton Careers

Outbound Supervisor

South Africa
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Primary Function:

Maintains inventory and supplies by receiving, storing, and delivering items; securing warehouse and supervising staff. Manage and ensure all day to day functions of the Outbound department are met and to Eaton standards. Liaise and aid all internal customers or suppliers. Ensuring all day to day functions is executed with Safety as priority.

Essential Functions:

A.      Maintains Outbound departments day to day operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing Eaton policies and procedures.

B.      Safeguards outbound operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures.

C.      Completes Outbound departments operational requirements by tasks scheduling and assigning direct reports to specific tasks; following up on work results. (KPI/KPA/OTIF)

D.     Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

E.      To ensure that all Safety requirements of the area are adhered to by the team, and to record all safety observations/incidents.

F.       To define (identify) value-adding and non-value adding activities, to reduce (or to eliminate-if it is possible) 8 types of waste, (Transport, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-Production, Over-process, defects, unused creativity) (TIM WOOD)

G.     Maintain an outbound accuracy of 98.5%

H.     Ensure ongoing monitoring and improvement on 5S+ aspects.

I.        Ensure Daily Housekeeping is being maintained in the department.

J.         Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction through excellence in receiving, identifying, dispatching and assuring quality of goods

K.      Measure and report the effectiveness of the departments activities and performance

L.        Ensuring all invoiced stock is shipped the same day

M.   Scheduling of driver routes.

N.     Communicate job expectations and coach employees in meeting required deadlines

O.     Evaluate team performance and develop performance improvement plans

P.      Attending to Internal and External clients queries promptly and accurately.

Q.      Maintain items record, document necessary information and utilize reports to project and communicate department status

R.      Identify areas of improvement and establish innovative or adjust existing work procedures and practices, be an Pro-active player.

S.       Meets Outbound operational standards by contributing department information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying warehouse system improvements

T.      Delivers supplies and equipment to departments by receiving and transferring items.

U.    Maintains holding area by organizing floor space; adhering to storage design principles; recommending improvements.

V.      Accomplishes warehouse and organization mission by completing related results as needed

W.   Ensure all POD are scanned and Filling done daily.


Must be computer literate

Must be self-determined and able to take own initiatives

Must have good Communication, Coaching & Mentoring Skills

Must be a Team Player

Can make good and timeously decisions

Must have high results & quality orientation

Must have Supervision, Safety Management, Developing Standards, Managing Processes, Inventory Control, Reporting Skills, Analyzing Information skill sets.

Must be Client Oreintated and have an attention to detail

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Region

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 061717