Schedule transportation routes per geopolitical zones with particular movement plans.
Ensure regular vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Responsible for the decision on purchase of company vehicles.
Responsible for hiring and training of drivers, monitor driver’s performance and effect sanctions when necessary.
Maintain and manage relationships with mechanic hubs across Nigeria (divided by the 6 geopolitical zones).
Collaborate with human resources and business manager to add quality drivers to the fleet.
Develop a strategy for decreasing vehicle maintenance cost; work closely with the maintenance team to find ways to reduce downtime due to repairs or routine maintenance.
Assist drivers to create the most efficient routes.
Create reports of trucks and drivers' effectiveness to be regularly analyzed for the department efficiency.
Meeting regularly with drivers and maintenance team members to discuss ways to meet or exceed corporate revenue goals.
Ensures fleet compliance to all road and vehicle regulations and laws; Nigeria Highway Code, road signs, and necessary documentations.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, Transportation, Logistics or related degree.
Minimum of 3 years experience in fleet management.
A certification in fleet management or logistics will be an advantage.
Ability to effectively co-ordinate drivers and engineers is mandatory.
Great organizational skills
Incredible time management skills
Ability to analyze large sets of data and draw conclusions
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to give constructive criticism
Great knowledge of vehicles
Ability to manage recoveries