Head, Transport -Cement Industry

Description

Job Summary:

The role will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day transportation operations of the company and directing major projects; supervise employees, delegating tasks accordingly, monitoring performance, and conducting regular follow-ups with business objectives. To optimize the transportation network from the inside, by constantly research and test software tools, management methodologies, and workflow processes

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for direction and oversight of the Company Transport Department, including, but not limited to operations, maintenance, safety/compliance, equipment, and personnel.
  • Responsible for the justification, specification, selection and purchase of new trucks, trailers and other necessary equipment and systems.
  • Responsible for managing assets and available business in such a way as to minimize operational expenses while maximizing equipment utilization.
  • Supervise key terminal staff to monitor operations at the company truck terminals, ensuring workload is completed per customer expectations: efficiently, safely, and compliant with all applicable regulations.
  • Work with other stakeholders to determine staffing levels, job descriptions and assist in the recruitment of drivers and support staff.
  • Plan with Executive Management to determine the strategic direction of the Transport Department.
  • Update and implement Divisional Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  • Ensure profitability by controlling costs and enhancing trip performance.
  • Full responsibility for fleet maintenance and the mechanical workshops.
  • Coordinate between Dangote Cement trucks and third party transporters to ensure truck availability always.
  • Liaise with Sales and Finance departments to ensure the right rate is appropriately charged on services rendered by company transport.
  • Coordinate and inspect the complete documentation including drivers and vehicle licenses.
  • Review and report logistics/fleet performance against plans.
  • Build good working relationship with Regulatory Agencies to ensure smooth operation of the fleet.

Requirements

Educational and Work Experience:

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering or any related discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience.
  • 5 years’ Managerial experience
  • Relevant professional certification in Transport will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledgeable about industry trends, supply chain processes, best practices, and compliance requirements.
  • Organizational and Planning skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem Solving and Analytical skills
  • Extensive knowledge of route planning and Driver management
  • Time Management and Collaboration
  • Skills in numerical and statistical analysis
  • Business acumen and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical, commercial and analytical skills including ability to present business case for the Fleet operations
  • Leadership

Benefits

Private Health Insurance

Paid Time Off

Training and Development

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