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Head of Transport

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    A fast growing indigenous logistics Company is looking to recruit an experienced Head of Transport for its operations. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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 10 years experience in supply chain, transportation, or logistics
    • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior role within a 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

Logistics & Transport

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Supply Chain

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

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

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