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Transport Manager Employment Opportunity – Bolloré Transport & Logistics (U) Ltd

 

Job Title:    Transport Manager

Organization:  Bolloré
Transport & Logistics (U) Ltd

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Country
Operations Manager

 

About US:

Bolloré Transport & Logistics (U) Ltd was first established in Uganda
in 1968 as a long-haul transporter and customs agent. 51 years later, the
company has grown to become a specialist in integrated logistics solutions
offering end-to-end logistics solutions that meet the supply chain requirements
of clients from a wide range of industries in the region.  On the whole, Bolloré Logistics is a global
leader in international transport & logistics. Constantly adapting to its customers’
changing needs, the company has enriched its expertise to become a tierone
supply chain partner and one of the top 10 transport and logistics companies in
the world with the largest integrated logistics network in Africa.

 

Job Summary:  Reporting
to the Country Operations Manager, the Transport Manager will largely be
responsible for the overall management of the department and ensure all matters
concerning the fleet are handled on time to ensure maximum turn around.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
Manage
the team (N-1) including Fleet drivers, Workshop and Subcontracted Transport

·       
Inform N-1 of the entity strategy/evolutions and communication on required alignments

·       
Build
& adapt the logistics services offer according to market situation or
market anticipation, capacity of the organization, profitability and associated
risk level in coordination with Sales department and General Management

·       
Monitor
quality of service of the Uganda fleet to generate the required turn truck
around to achieve budget target (Kenya/EDRC/South Sudan) including KPI’s based
on number of trips, number of containers delivered in time, number of
trips/available truck

·       
Manage
the operational relationship with Bollore C&F Departments or direct clients

·       
Receive
instructions from the client (internal or external) prior to cargo delivery or
collection (Mainly Aid & Relief clients)

·       
Inform
the clients (internal or external of delivery/ collection status)

·       
Alert
the client in case of operational issues (potential/ real)

·       
Drive
the deliveries for vehicle service while controlling overheads and Workshop
costs

·       
Based on
the received cargo delivery/ collection requests, prepare/ validate the
operations planning and inform COMs and FOPs

·       
Track
the fleet (via central GPS system) and ensure optimization of the mobilized
means

·       
Organize
and control the documentation transmission: Delivery proof (POD, RCN) to COM
units and interchange to container Logistics Manager

·       
Liaise
with QHSE for audit recommended actions implementation

·       
Analyze and focus on staff costs: casuals, extra-
work

·       
Monitor and challenge workshop costs: Gas, Oil,
Tyres etc.

·       
Implement
any option that would allow decreasing costs (training for drivers, road
selection)

·       
Report
any operational issues (including cargo) to COMs/ FOPs in charge

·       
Request
instructions in case of arbitrations to be rendered between cargo deliveries

·       
Alert
N+1 in case of significant operational issue (impact on quality of service,
invoicing, sensitive client)

·       
Inform
N+1 and sales department of all quotation non-compliant with COM goals (gross
margin, turnover, feasibility.)

·       
Identify
and work on the issues raised during the files processing whatever in the
responsibility scope or not.

·       
Receive
work order from internal departments and generate the JMP accordingly

Subcontracted Transport

·       
Provide
subcontracted transport for both internal and external needs with emphasis on
service delivery, profitability and cost control

·       
Select
the authorized subcontractors. The selection of subcontractors with risky
profile (limited means or quality of service, weak financial situation,
competitor…) must be submitted to COO validation

·       
Ensure
all subcontract trucks fulfil contractual obligations in terms of performance
and safety

·       
Closely
liaise with the Transport Department as first choice transporter for all
company delivery needs

·       
To collect
and distribute all signed Waybills and empty interchange reports

·       
Provide
reporting on the performance of the department

·       
Provide
daily clear tracking reports to all internal or external clients as agreed

·       
To
negotiate the best rates and provide effective solution for efficient transport
provision

·       
To
ensure that all transporters that are engaged have a signed transport agreement
with BTL and have in place, adequate Goods In Transit license in accordance
with the Group Policy

·       
Monitor
the cost level of the department to have and protect the Group’s interests at
all time

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a good Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain
Management or its equivalent

·       
At least
five years experience in clearing and forwarding

·       
At least
five years of experience in running a fleet of more than 20 trucks

·       
Local
knowledge of the East African Region

·       
Good
knowledge of Microsoft office

·       
Good use
of email

·       
Excellent
communicator

·       
Natural
leader

·       
Decision
maker

·       
Team
player

·       
Resilient

·       
Organised

·       
Open
minded

·       
Strong
admin and follow up skills

·       
Ability
to drive a team to a common goal

·       
Good
record in supervising team members

·       
Knowledge
of URA Customs Procedures

·       
Good
computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Words and SPSS

·       
Experience
in using Fleet Management Software (Ideally Telematix)

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to arthur.tamale@bollore.com

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Bollore Transport & Logistics Uganda Ltd is an equal opportunity
employer. Women are encouraged to apply

 

Deadline: Saturday, 20th
October 2020

 

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