Johnson Tschabangu, Distribution Manager at Sunrich Distributors a division of Gloridge Bakery.
What is your job title and location?
I am a Distribution Manager at Sunrich Distributors, which is a division of Gloridge Bakery. In brief, it is a company that focuses on the selling and distributing of bakery ingredients to bakeries in South Africa. We currently sell and distribute approximately 3200 tons of flour a month via Sunrich, most of which Lesotho Flour Mills purchases. Sunrich Distributors is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How long have you worked for Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge?
I have worked for Sunrich Distributors since 1998.
What are your responsibilities?
To begin with, I am responsible for receiving stock from different suppliers and girding the products into stock, invoicing and dispatching orders out to customers and stock ordering from suppliers. Also, I complete daily stock takes and balancing with my team in the warehouse. Then, I ensure the stock is loaded and delivered.
What is your history/career path with Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge?
First, I started my career in the warehouse loading and unloading trucks. Then, I completed computer stock control system training and received a promotion to Supervisor.
Later, I was trained in Stock and Warehouse Management, and I was promoted to Distribution Manager of our branch in Johannesburg.
What do you enjoy most about working for Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge?
I enjoy that I have a very good relationship with the MD of Sunrich, and everyone else in my team. It’s a good work environment.
What’s your favorite story/memory about working for Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge?
When I was sent to Stock controlling courses is my favorite memory here. Sunrich Distributers trusted me to do my work.
What important values do you think Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge delivers on?
Overall, I think that our values are that the customer comes first and that we supply quality products.
What surprised you most about your job?
In short, our growth surprised me the most. Our transformation from a small player into a well-respected supplier of bakery goods and flour at our branches in South Africa is astonishing.
How do you spend your free time? What do you like to do in the city where you live?
Ordinarily, in my free time I go to Church and I involve myself with charity functions.
What is your hidden talent? Or something most people don’t know about you?
A hidden talent of mine is that I am loyal and extremely conscientious.