The ideal candidate will be responsible for the origination, execution, direction, and coordination of logistics operations within the organization. The ideal candidate will possess the capacity and experience of building new business models within the logistics sector- Home, Office, Retail, Commercial and Industrial sector
This includes innovative and differential service delivery, customer experience management, managing budgets, organizing schedules & routes, ensuring that vehicles are safe and meet regulatory requirements, health and safety indices and efficient management of human capital.
Works directly under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.
Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment and frequency.
Create policies and procedures for logistics activities.
Train department personnel in roles and responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting and customized transportation metrics.
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, customer issues, packing, loading, and delivery.
Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity in emergency scenarios.
Plan and implement improvements to internal and external logistics systems and processes.
Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems and processes.
Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, transport modes, load volumes and mixes, and carriers.
Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation, safety performance, and logistics quality management.
Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective and efficient means of transporting customers belongings.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in supply chain/ geography/ transportation/ logistics/ business administration/ social science or related field.
- Business administration background
- 5 years managerial experience as a manager, supervisor, coordinator, or relevant in a logistics company.
Skills and Qualities
Ability to appraise and use IT packages and electronic communication methods.
Tact, diplomacy and calmness, especially when dealing with tired drivers/workers and disgruntled customers.
An analytic mind and good numeracy skills.
Excellent geographical knowledge.
Good people management and coordination skills.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Extensive knowledge of the transportation industry.
Good intuition to make crucial judgment calls.
Supervise and coordinate a team of 10 with potential to grow rapidly.
Knowledge of security management systems and approaches for Customers.
Knowledge of project management, vehicle management, procurement, stock control and management systems.
Ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions.
Resilience to stress.
Ability to work under own initiative.
Working hours: flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business as working hours vary, with long hours as the need arises.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and concise Cover Letter (indicate the position applied as the subject of the mail).
CV's should be in MS Word format.