General Manager job at Recruitment Matters Africa

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Vacancy title:
General Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Recruitment Matters Africa

Deadline of this Job:
24 March 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Our Client, a well-established organisation providing end to end freight forwarding along with transportation and logistics solutions, is looking for a reputable General Manager to join their team in Zambia.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not subject to:
• Develop strategy and lead the Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Logistics components of the Company’s Business
• Build company organization structure, define roles, hire and track KPI performance of each division and team member
• Understand, define, development & implementation Logistics processes with a focus on rail, road and sea routes
• Establish policies and standard work procedures in inventory, delivery, distribution, and customer services
• Monitor conformance of practices against company policies and standard work procedures using data analytics
• Ensure effective management of inventory and assets in relation to business profitability
• Manage logistics contracts; ensure quality delivery performance with cost consciousness and provide input and support within contract negotiations (Class1, Connecting Carriers, Local Switching)
• Communicate across all internal and external business partners to identify cost drivers and identify the most efficient processes and procedures across the organization and optimize cross-departmental interaction regarding logistics activities
• Work with external vendors to establish Supply Chain solutions and partnerships including service levels agreements
• Evaluate logistics related opportunities and design, create and implement solutions with established metrics programs to measure performance
• Solve problems by considering courses of action within the framework of management goals and standards
• Coordinate cross-functional teams, seeking field feedback, and tracking results
• Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products
• Work to optimize warehouse and deployment schedules, carrier equipment, mode, lane costs, and customer on time delivery
• Work closely with sales to link forecasts to purchasing and inventory management. Identify areas for cost reductions and implement strategies for cost reduction and containment.
• Communicate with customers and company associates on a regular basis to ensure uninterrupted product supply
• Optimize deliveries by planning efficient and cost-effective routes
• Coordinate with remote distribution centers to identify and resolve inventory overstock issues
• Align with Managements budget and service goals
• Stay current on the transportation management systems abilities and shortcomings
• Conduct meetings to ensure that team goals and projects are achieved according to established guidelines, procedures and policies
• Daily communications on exceptions, changes to the facility transport environment, problem resolution and of equipment service needs

Key Skills
• Proven track-record in supply chain management of a logistics and or manufacturing business
• Experience in creating company organisation structures
• Background in managing safety, health, environment as well as related quality management standards
• Warehouse, inventory, and terminal management experience
• Experience in managing other modes of transport and related services (truck, rail, warehousing, etc.)
• Strategic thinker with extensive business network within the East and Central African Region and beyond
• Excellent organising, communication, problem-solving, and people development attributes Experience in big data analytics

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
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