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South Africa Stock Controller

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Durban
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

Welcome to the Diageo world of exciting possibilities, a world of celebrating life every day, everywhere.

With over 28,000 talented people and a presence in 180 countries, Diageo is a truly global organisation. Across our 21 markets, our brand portfolio represents our biggest strength, and our biggest passion.  Be it our global giants, local stars or reserve brands we use our vision, creativity and courage to drive the growth of our products worldwide.  We invent strong brands for today and for the future; upholding the quality of our products and taking personal accountability for both the history and for the future of our brands. 

We have more than 6,500 people working with Diageo in Africa: our Africa businesses account for over 20% of Diageo workforce worldwide. In all that we do, we seek to bring out the best of our Diageo values and release the ‘spirit of joy & community’ which is alive across the African continent. In Africa we create wealth both directly through our operations and indirectly through our broader value chains where we support development and growth in partnership with businesses and communities. We source over 60% of agricultural and packaging materials locally, and we work with more than 45,000 local farmers for our agricultural inputs. Thirteen of our production sites in Africa are in water stressed areas; so much of our focus is on managing water use in our operations effectively and reducing water poverty in surrounding communities through our pan-African Water of Life programme. Since its launch in 2006, we have brought safe drinking water to around 10 million people.

Where there is less water-stress we have implemented our global programme ‘Learning for Life’ which provides life skills and opportunity for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to take a first step into formal employment.

We are committed to our vision of being ‘the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company in South Africa”.  The newly-created Diageo organisation in South Africa is built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of the drinks industry.  To be a part of Diageo is to be a part of history – and to have the unrivalled opportunity to make your own mark in history. 

Are you ready to join us on our journey to create history in South Africa and beyond?

Role Dimensions:


This specific role of the Warehouse controller for raw and packaging materials is responsible for the execution of daily, weekly and monthly inventory management processes and ensure efficient, effective and compliant movement of materials.


Market Complexity

Diageo SA operates in a complex, ever changing and extremely exciting market environment. Diageo SA has emerged as the leading spirits business in South Africa facing competition from long established competitors such as Distell and aggressive emerging players such as Pernod Ricard SA and The Really Great Brands Company (RGBC).

The liquor market in South Africa operates through multiple customer channels and routes to market. This is in order to effectively service consumers across an extremely diverse range of socio-economic circumstances, cultural affiliations and geographical ranges.

Our extensive spirits brand portfolio services consumers across our diverse nation and we must continuously strive to keep up with the fast-changing market trends and challenges inherent in that

Leadership and Functional

Key Leadership Capabilities:

  • Win through execution – brilliant execution of tasks and processes
  • Inspire through purpose – Drive with purpose internally and externally

Key Functional Capabilities:

  • Operational expertise in all warehouse related inventory controls and processes
  • Team Player
  • Good understanding of warehouse functional controls and compliance


Zero stock outs and no overstocking of materials (Raw or Packaging) Daily, weekly and monthly inventory status reports Zero stock loss due to pilferage, rodents or poor storage conditions Good performance feedback from operations team and all stakeholders Items stored must meet user specifications FiFO storage method is practised Compliance to ISO standards through periodic audits Achieving 100% OTIFNE

Purpose of Role

  • To ensure effective execution of stock movements (receipts and issue) into warehouse and into Production line.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance against all Diageo inventory controls and processes,
  • Responsible for minimizing stock losses or damages (quality control, theft, losses etc)
  • On time, in Full issue to production.

Top Accountabilities

  • Maintaining optimum stock without compromising on production and maintenance processes
  • Manage receipt and issues of all stores inventory using SAP real- time (same day processing)
  • Ensure that quantities and quality delivered by suppliers fulfil the contractual commitment on purchase order at the point of receipt.
  • Issue goods rejection notes for non-conforming materials / goods delivered and make sure suppliers collect the goods for replacement or issue of credit note.
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of movement and transactions by regularly reviewing relevant and applicable reports. 
  • Maintain warehouse in accordance with relevant Diageo standard operating procedures, Diageo physical security policy, quality policy, risk standards are CARM.
  • Applying the Diageo Health and safety rules at all times and during all store processes for self and others.
  • Daily review of warehouse to confirm cleanliness and safety compliance
  • Preparation, participation and follow up of regular stock counts in accordance with the Diageo ATBP stock count procedures.  This includes preparation of the warehouse ahead of the count, reconciliation of physical to book stock and investigation and follow up of variances.
  • Daily cycle count reconciliation of all sku’s using a standard recon template.   All variances of physical vs book quantity are explained and followed up on a timely basis.
  • Daily reporting and managing of blocked stock and return to supplier where required.
  • Support in placing orders and managing stock levels for all consumables.
  • Manage returnable packaging and return to supplier for credit.
  • Assist in planning, development and implementation of all warehouse projects.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Relevant degree/diploma, preferably in the field of Supply Chain Management.
  • Min 12 months Functional expertise in warehouse management processes
  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
  • High computer literacy (SAP an advantage)
  • Good numeric skill set and high-level data accuracy.

Barriers to Success in Role

Lack of:

  • Self-drive and execution mind-set
  • Goal orientated mindset
  • Flexibility to suit varying circumstance & ability to solve problems
  • Team player


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