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Job Reference: G4S/TP/1895324/95012
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Risk
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johannesburg
G4S Region: Europe
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:G4SI
Closing Date: August 31, 2017

Job Introduction:

G4S International Logistics (G4SI) are innovators in global and domestic secure transport solutions and we strive on unpredictable challenges faced on a daily basis to meet our client’s needs. Our Mission is to be the partner of choice for large organizations needing very high security solutions to international logistics risk; we achieve this through client and employee engagement and best capabilities. We make every effort to create the best place for the best people valuing skill, knowledge and expertise.


Specialising in door to door secure transportation, insurance, third party logistics, inventory/storage services and risk mitigation we are well known in the industry for our integrity and consultative approach. Banks, financial institutions, governments, mines, diamond cutters, jewellery manufacturers and retailers worldwide rely on us to protect their commercial and reputational risk while optimizing their business operations.


If you think G4Si is the best place for you, we have the following opportunity in our Johannesberg Office.

Role Responsibility:

In 2017 the business is transforming its systems platform and this role will be instrumental in delivering the successful implementation of the new operational standards.

Role Responsibility:

Purpose of the role:

  • Ensure effective operational procedures are maintained globally
  • Standardise operational documentation and recommend improvements that will deliver greater effectiveness, efficiencies,customer service and profitability for G4Si
  • Monitor vendor selection to maintain compliance with G4S policies
  • Implement and monitor consistent vendor management best practice
  • Maintain the master data for all operational components of G4Si
  • To ensure that agreed organisational policies and practices are applied consistently throughout the operation (and where they are lacking, design and implement), ensuring that the Business Unit is not exposed to excessive operational or security risk.

Project Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of Cargowise for operations ensuring all SOPs are documented, distributed and embedded.
  • Measure the success of the training of the system to all super users
  • Audit post go live each operational office to ensure adherence to SOPs

Ongoing responsibilities:

  • Continue to review the procedures and propose greater efficiencies as the experience of the system develops
  • Train, coach and motivate personnel in the understanding and adoption of new principles and techniques.
  • Drive the standardisation of processes and the implementation of metrics and best practices.
  • Assist in setting annual operational targets and help drive improvements to achieve those targets.
  • Conduct training pertaining to Health, Safety, and Environmental.
  • Analyse business routes to identify supply chain issues and highlight future improvements in vendor costs and selections
  • Responsible for maintaining the master data for all operational components of G4Si

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a continuous improvement environment with responsibility for creating S.O.Ps
  • Highly numerate and with excellent IT skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills in business English both verbal and written
  • Strong problem and analytical skills
  • Excellent team player, who is able to work effectively in a global team environment
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines
  • Graduate level education
  • Experience of Cargowise highly desirable
  • Experience in the logistics or freight industry
  • Ability to travel globally essential
  • Fluent in English. Additional languages, Spanish and or Mandarin an advantage.

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.