Job Title : Transport Manager
Locations : Cross River
Employment Type : Full-time
We are recruiting an agile Transport Manager to oversee the management its business.
He / She will champion the formulation and implementation of strategies and plans for the company’s haulage and logistics operations to ensure profitability and drive business growth in line with the company’s objectives.
Educational Qualification :
First Degree from a reputable tertiary institution
M.Sc is an added advantage
Relevant professional qualifications from a recognized professional body (e.g. Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management (CIWM).
Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience
Proven experience in Supply Chain management, including, haulage, logistics, and fleet management and customer service operations
Multi-site management experience in the fleet management and logistics services.
Skills and Abilities :
In-depth knowledge of global and local transport and logistics best practices
Experience working with a large and unskilled / semiskilled workforce;
Has thorough understanding of heavy-duty vehicle operations and working knowledge of engines and vehicles at large;
Possesses working knowledge of budgeting, business development, and strategic planning;
Thinks strategically and innovatively on operational and technical aspects of the business
An ability to coach and mentor direct reports to improve their performance and impact.
Support the company in the management of relationships with clients and external stakeholders through a coordinated approach including attendance at meetings.
Ensure that company's trucks are operated efficiently and economically. Supervise and coordinate vehicle maintenance to reduce downtown of vehicles.
Manage company costs by developing cost management processes, engendering a financially responsible culture and introducing tactical initiatives to address theft and other losses.
Assess and implement improved processes and new technologies, and collaborating with management regarding the implementation of these improvements.
Prepare, manage and communicate the operational strategy in support of the overarching company strategy as well as review, develop and measure key metrics for the operation
Establish and monitor performance-reporting systems (i.e. track performance against goals, ensure workshop and client managers provide quality regular reports, and provide regular updates;
Develop, establish, and direct execution of operating policies and procedures to support overall company policies and objectives;
Regularly evaluate standard operating procedures and create centralized best practices within different locations to ensure uniform performance throughout the company
Plan, direct and evaluate the operation of all functions of the maintenance division, ensuring that vehicles do not stay longer than scheduled at the workshop
Develop, and implement controls to guard against revenue spillage and ensure that our workshops are properly managed to ensure that our trucks are optimally utilized by spending more time on the road;
Review and approve monthly vehicle maintenance schedule and communicate with client to ensure preventive maintenance and reduce downtime, as well as prepare and share planned and breakdown maintenance compliance report with client.
Review journey management plans and ensure compliance with clients’ contracts
Support the company’s expansion in other cities and other sectors.