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. 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 is purchased from Lesotho Flour Mills. 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?
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 do daily stock takes and balancing with my team in the warehouse, and making sure that stock is loaded and delivered to our customers on time.
What is your history/career path with Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge?
I started my career in the warehouse loading and unloading trucks. Then, I was trained on the computer stock control system and was promoted 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?
My favorite memory would be when I was sent on Stock controlling courses and was trusted to do my work.
What important values do you think Sunrich Distributors/Gloridge delivers on?
I think that our values are that the customer comes first and that we supply quality products.
What surprised you most about your job?
I was surprised by how we grew from being a small player in the market, to a well respected supplier of bakery goods and flour wherever we have a branch in South Africa.
How do you spend your free time? What do you like to do in the city where you live?
In my free time I go to Church and I am involved 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.