Construction Project Manager Jobs in Cape Town

Website Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

About the job

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, reat work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Logistics & Transport Engineering Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Initiating and implementing new logistics engineering projects across the supply chain for the Takealot group
  • Working cross functionally with the Distribution Centre (DC) Operations and Takealot Delivery Team (TDT) to optimise total logistics cost and delivery lead-time
  • Initiating new logistics projects within the Takealot logistics network to reduce labour cost and improve efficiency Reducing material handling & packaging cost through engineering projects within the DC
  • Benchmarking with other retailers and e-commerce businesses to improve operations and reduce logistics cost
  • Initiating continuous improvement projects within the Takealot logistics network
  • Manage and execute logistics tenders with 3PL service providers on both the inbound and outbound logistics network
  • Facilitate tenders for Supply Chain logistics packaging and material handling equipment
  • Reducing and optimising the inter DC logistics network and hub network costs
  • Working collaboratively with TDT to optimise the Takealot outbound supply chain network. This includes the analysis to develop and implement new hubs, the required size for existing and new hubs based on projected volumes, hub relocations and Takealot pickup points to ensure sufficient capacity in the Takealot network
  • Support the submission of the Takealot Logistics Budget with regards to Fleet, Pickup points, Hub Network expansion, Capex projects and other related items
  • Compile and present feasibility studies for new expansions and initiatives in the Takealot supply chain.


  • BEng degree, preferably Industrial or similar related degree
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages with proven advanced proficiency in MS Excel
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience within Supply Chain, Planning and Logistics Engineering field
  • Simio Fundamentals Training Certificate – or similar simulation software accreditation
  • AutoCAD Fundamentals training certificate – or similar simulation software accreditation.

Attributes required:

  • Attention to detail with a curious mind
  • Strong self-starter
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated; critical thinker
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external stakeholders to develop logistics engineering solutions
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Comfortable with change and a strong team player

The Environment:

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business.

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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