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Head of Transport

Adexen

Zambia

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by an international Company to recruit an experienced Head of Transport for its operations. The position is based in Zambia.

Responsibilities

    • Manage the day-to-day transportation operations of the company; supervise employees, delegating tasks accordingly, monitoring performance, and conducting regular follow-ups with business objectives
    • Responsible for direction of the transport department, including operations, maintenance, safety/compliance, equipment, and personnel
    • Responsible for purchasing new trucks, trailers and other necessary equipment and systems
    • Optimise and eeduce operational expenses while maximizing equipment utilization
    • Determine staffing levels, job descriptions and assist in the recruitment of drivers and support staff
    • Participate in the strategic direction of the transport department.
    • Ensure profitability by controlling costs and enhancing trip performance
    • Full responsibility for fleet maintenance and the mechanical workshops
    • Ensure truck availability
    • 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
    • Review and report logistics/fleet performance
    • Implement good working relationship with Regulatory Agencies to ensure smooth operation of the fleet

Desired Skills and Experience

    • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Engineering, Transportation or any relevant discipline for the role
    • Minimum of 15 years experience in supply chain, transportation, or logistics
    • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior role within an international group or a leading logistics & transportation company
    • Knowledge: industry trends, supply chain processes, best practices, and compliance requirements
    • Organizational and Planning skills
    • Problem Solving and Analytical skills
    • Extensive knowledge of route planning and Driver management
    • Communication and Commercial skills
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Industry & Manufacturing

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Supply Chain

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

Reports, Transportation, Cost Management, Process Control, Supply Chain Optimization, Procurement, Problem Solving, Team Management

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