Our client, a Logistics company is in dear need of the services of a Transport/Logistics manager. Logistics is an increasingly prevalent term in business. It’s about getting the product to the customer in the most efficient, timely and cost effective manner. Transport and logistics managers play a key role in fulfilling manufacturers’ promises to their customers and in meeting those customers’ expectations. They are responsible for managing the execution, direction, and coordination of all transportation matters within the organisation. This includes managing budgets, organising schedules & routes, ensuring that vehicles are safe and meet legal requirements, and making sure that drivers are aware of their duties.
Logistics embraces purchasing and supplier management, materials management and manufacturing, inventory management and warehousing, distribution and transport, and customer service. While the role covers a range of functions, each with its own challenges and skills, they are all interdependent and practitioners must work together and understand the impact on the whole supply chain to deliver results.
Logistics links all the processes involved, from obtaining the raw materials through to delivering the finished goods to the customer. The management of this supply chain is now recognised as one of the most important factors in making companies efficient and competitive in today’s global economy.
•Planning routes and load scheduling for multi-drop deliveries.
•Booking in deliveries and liaising with customers.
•Allocating and recording resources and movements on the transport planning system.
•Ensuring all partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations.
•Communicating effectively with clients and responding to their requirements.
•Booking sub-contractors and ensuring they deliver within agreed terms.
•Directing all transportation activities.
•Developing transportation relationships.
•Monitoring transport costs.
•Negotiating and bargaining transportation prices.
•Dealing with the effects of congestion.
•Confronting climate change issues by implementing transport strategies and monitoring an organisation’s carbon footprint.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Ability to appraise and use IT packages and electronic communication methods.
•Tact, diplomacy and calmness, especially when dealing with tired drivers and disgruntled customers.
•An analytic mind and good numeracy skills.
•Excellent geographical knowledge.
•Good people management and coordination skills.
•Excellent financial acumen.
•Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
•Extensive knowledge of the transportation industry.
•Good intuition to make crucial judgment calls.
Travel: occasionally required, though not a regular feature of the working day.
Working hours: flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business as working hours vary, with long hours and possibly shifts including weekends common.
Location: mainly in towns or cities throughout the country.
Opportunities for self-employment: possible to run own transport business.
Qualified and interested applicant should have;
•HND/B.Sc in Logistics studies or related disciplines
•At least two years of experience in same position previously.
•M.Sc and other professional certifications will be an added advantage.
Mode of Application
• Interested candidates should forward their CV details to hrm.sigmaegisconcepts @gmail.com
• Candidates can also opt to send their Fullnames, Date of Birth, Current contact address, Valid phone number, Age, Years of experience and Job applying for to 08123339184
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• Candidates should comply with all requirements and instructions enlisted failure to do so will lead to AUTOMATIC disqualification.
• Candidates should only call the phone number attached to the advert daily during working hours of 8am-4pm (Monday-Saturday).
• Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted