Fleet Manager Job Opportunities – Umeme

Job Title:      Fleet Manager
Organization:
Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Finance Officer
About US:
Umeme Limited is the largest energy distributor in Uganda,
distributing 97 percent of all electricity used in the country. The shares of
the stock of the company are listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange and are
cross listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange
Job Summary:  The Fleet Manager shall be responsible
for managing the execution, direction and coordination of all transportation
matters in the company. This includes ensuring vehicle availability to meet the
company transportation requirements, that vehicles are safe and meet legal
requirements, managing budgets and making sure that driers are aware of their
responsibilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Develop, implement and periodically review the
fleet management system in the company to ensure effectiveness in transport
services delivery.
·      
 Periodically review and track compliance to
transport supply contracts and agreements by third party transport providers to
ensure the company gets value for money.
·      
Plan and implement routine fleet maintenance
checks and data analytics and advise management on necessary interventions
·      
Monitor overall transport spending to ensure
expenses are consistent with best practice and are within approved budgets.
·      
Ensure accurate, proper and timely accounting
for transport expenditure
·      
Ensure the safety of all company fleet and users
and ensure adherence to company and national safety regulations and legislation
·      
Monitor operations to ensure effective internal
controls in fleet management, compliance to the company transport Policies and
procedures and suggest improvements where necessary
·      
Provide appropriate technical support for fleet
acquisition and disposals
·      
Manage the company Fleet insurance policy and
ensure all insurable risks are mitigated.
·      
Conduct employee training sessions for all
company drivers in areas such as safety, hazardous material handling and
quality improvement
·      
Supervise transport staff, ensure staff growth,
productivity and succession planning



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Mechanical, Automotive Engineering or a related field
·      
Membership of an internationally recognized
transport professional body would be an added advantage
·      
At least five years or more in a transport and
logistics management supervisory role in a busy commercial entity
·      
Innovative, problem-solving mindset and
forward-looking strategist
·      
Good Leadership and supervisory skills
·      
High Integrity
·      
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways
to help people/ the business in all its dealings.
·      
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to
identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions/options,
conclusions or approaches to transport issues.
·      
Active Listening – ability to give full
attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand positions
being made, asking the right questions at appropriate times.
·      
Negotiation — Bringing opinions together and
trying to reconcile differences in methodologies of work execution. Negotiating
best contracts for the company
·      
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of
vehicles, tools and machine equipment to use in each transaction.
·      
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing transport
management performance of self, team members and the business to make
improvements or take corrective action.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.
Deadline: 6th
March 2020
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