Philips: Supply Chain Trainee (Johannesburg)

Supply Chain Trainee


Job Title

Supply Chain Trainee

Job Description

At Philips, we are striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation, with the goal of improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

It’s true that at 127 years old, we’re much older than you, but we’ve been around that long for a reason! The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship is in our genes. Agility has helped us thrive, allowing us to reinvent ourselves and respond to global health challenges since the Philips brothers started out all those years ago. There’s no way we could have predicted more than a century ago that we’d be at the forefront of innovation and digital disruption today. But embracing the unexpected has led us here.

Philips Africa comprises all 54 countries of Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Philips Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and it has a direct presence in four other African countries, in the cities of Accra, Casablanca, Cairo and Nairobi.  

Don’t just learn to work – work to learn, surprise yourself with Philips!

We have been successfully running the Traineeship programme in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements.

You are responsible for

-Order validation of the following before an order can be placed: PO date, payment terms, items, order quantities, unit price as well as ship to and bill to.-Verification of stock availability on SPLUS & MP1, accuracy checking, credit checking, back order communication and billing.-Booking out of orders from the UPS & MP1 simultaneously. -Consolidating reports, analysing and monitoring shipments as well as the delivery and return process. -Stock discrepancy investigation and validation on MP1 & SPLUS to ensure both systems balance. -Tracking of in-transit orders, waybills & POD’s. -Tracking E2E lead time of each order from placement to delivery at end customer. Highlighting issues and concerns.-PO extraction and ODS management for on-time invoicing.-Collaboration with other departments especially finance to resolve overdue disputes.-Monitoring back-orders and supply estimated time of arrival (ETA) status reports to internal and external customers.

To succeed in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor in Supply Chain orientated study.

  • You must be a South African Graduate and have completed all modules/credits for the qualification mentioned above with a minimum of 60%.

  • Qualifications obtained post -2016 will be preferred.

In return, we offer you

A 12-month programme that will provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills in a supportive environment, learning on-the-job and in the classroom. The challenging and meaningful work you do will help clinicians in rural communities, clinics and hospitals provide vital healthcare for patients across Africa. 

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Visit our careers site to learn more.

Employment Equity

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to applyOnly apply for this role if you are a South African Citizen by birth or Naturalization prior to the 27 April 1994.

Application Process

Applications must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV, certified copies of all qualifications (academic transcript must be attached) and certified copy of SA identity document. 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, communication will only be limited to shortlisted candidates.

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