Apply for MANCOSA Supply Chain Graduate Programme 2024

MANCOSA is cure hlding q position for a Supply Chain Graduate based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Closing date: 26 June 2024

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Desired Experience & Qualification

Entry-Level Positions:

Roles: Supply chain assistant, logistics coordinator, inventory clerk.

Skills Gained: Basic understanding of supply chain operations, data entry, inventory management, and order processing.


Roles: Supply chain intern, logistics intern, procurement intern.

Skills Gained: Exposure to supply chain processes, assisting in procurement, learning about logistics and distribution, and supporting inventory control.

Part-Time Jobs:

Roles: Warehouse assistant, shipping and receiving clerk.

Skills Gained: Hands-on experience in warehouse operations, handling shipments, managing inventory, and understanding logistics.

Key Areas of Experience:


Tasks: Sourcing suppliers, negotiating prices, managing purchase orders.

Skills Gained: Vendor management, negotiation skills, knowledge of procurement processes.

Inventory Management:

Tasks: Tracking inventory levels, conducting stock audits, managing reorders.

Skills Gained: Inventory control, data accuracy, use of inventory management software.

Logistics and Distribution:

Tasks: Coordinating shipments, managing transportation, overseeing delivery schedules.

Skills Gained: Understanding logistics, transportation management, scheduling.

Warehouse Operations:

Tasks: Receiving and inspecting goods, organizing stock, preparing orders for shipment.

Skills Gained: Warehouse management, efficiency in handling goods, order fulfillment.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

Organizational Skills:

Ability to manage multiple tasks, keep accurate records, and maintain organized inventory.

Analytical Skills:

Proficiency in analyzing data to optimize inventory levels, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

Communication Skills:

Effective communication with suppliers, team members, and other departments.

Technical Proficiency:

Familiarity with supply chain software and tools such as ERP systems, inventory management systems, and spreadsheets.

Problem-Solving Skills:

Ability to address issues related to inventory discrepancies, shipping delays, and supply chain disruptions.

Attention to Detail:

Precision in managing inventory data, processing orders, and inspecting shipments.

Advancing Workplace Experience:

Advanced Roles:

Supply Chain Analyst: Analyzing supply chain data, identifying improvement areas, and optimizing processes.

Logistics Manager: Overseeing logistics operations, managing transportation, and ensuring timely deliveries.

Procurement Specialist: Handling supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and managing procurement activities.

Specialized Training:

Attending workshops and courses on supply chain management, logistics, and procurement to enhance skills and knowledge.

Cross-Departmental Experience:

Collaborating with other departments such as sales, finance, and production to understand the broader impact of supply chain decisions on the organization.

By gaining experience in these areas, individuals can build a strong foundation for a successful career in supply chain management.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic Knowledge of financial concepts
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative, and adapt to a fast-paced environment.


  • Must be a South African citizen or have a valid work permit.
  • Recently certified ID and qualifications.
  • Must be able to commit to 12 months.
  • MS Office proficiency.

Nice to have:

  • Driver’s License

Job Type & Contract Length:

Successful graduates will be expected to enter into a 12-month contract. Contract to be renewed upon successful completion of the 1 year – Subject to employers’ discretion.


  • As per market-related salary for Learners/Graduates

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