General Manager-Operations

General Manager-Operations

Job Overview

Job Title: General Manager – Operations

Location: Nationwide
Job Type: Full time

Job Overview

We are a highly reputable transport company in Nigeria and are looking to engage the services of a General Manager, Operations to provide operational leadership and management and ensure accurate operational controls, measurement and reporting systems to support a safe, effective and reliable operations as it conforms to the requirements of our partners.
Key Functions of the Role

Oversee and ensure orderly, safe and satisfactory delivery of entire clients’ consignments to clients’ customers or depot facilities.
Ensure the availability of 95% of the company’s vehicles for routing every day of the month at the time stipulated by the client.
Ensure that White Soul’s trucks are operated efficiently and economically. Supervise and coordinate vehicle maintenance to reduce downtown of vehicles.
Manage company costs by developing cost management processes, engendering a financially responsible culture and introducing tactical initiatives to address theft and other losses.
Assess and implement improved processes and new technologies, and collaborating with management regarding the implementation of these improvements.
Support the company in the management of relationships with clients and external stakeholders through a coordinated approach including attendance at meetings.
Liaise with the clients for profitable business, routes and reduced downtime
Drive the company’s operating capabilities to surpass customer satisfaction and retention, and company goals.
Liaise with the safety team to ensure total safety and security of all company’s assets across locations.
Enforce compliance to good housekeeping as a key safety objective.
Liaise with the Operations Managers for all locations to ensure zero client’s product loss/theft/damage incidents at the company’s facilities.
Work with the safety team to ensure that trucks that go to the client’s plants for loading of products meet all safety and regulatory requirements.
Ensure that all trucks are road worthy, fully utilized and turnaround time (TAT) is maintained at all times
Any other duties as may be assigned
Educational Requirements

First degree from a reputable tertiary institution
M.Sc is an added advantage
Relevant professional qualifications from a recognized professional body (e.g. Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management (CIWM)

Minimum of 15 years post qualification experience, with at least 5 years in senior management capacity
Proven experience in Supply Chain management, including, haulage, logistics, and fleet management and customer service operations
Multi-site management experience in the fleet management and logistics services
Required Skills:

In-depth knowledge of global and local transport and logistics best practices
Experience working with a large and unskilled/semiskilled workforce;
Has thorough understanding of heavy duty vehicle operations and working knowledge of engines and vehicles at large;
Possesses working knowledge of budgeting, business development, and strategic planning;
Thinks strategically and innovatively on operational and technical aspects of the business
An ability to coach and mentor direct reports to improve their performance and impact.
Ability to direct and motivate colleagues and contractors.
An ability to develop team members at all levels, with the requirement
Must be willing to travel or relocate on short notice
Application Closing Date
1st July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: and copy using the role applied as the subject of the email

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