Transport & Logistics Manager

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

Forlan Logistics Limited is a dynamic and progressive company looking to fill the position of Transport & Logistics Manager with the vision, passion and commitment to manage our Transport and Logistics business, including manpower, resources and clients/suppliers. In addition to oversee transportation policies, compliance and standards. As a successful hire, you will be tasked with the following.
Align resource management (manpower and asset) strategy with business strategy across different business activities.
Anticipate emerging transport operations parameters to determine future resource requirements.
Overall Business Development and Load management according to set Targets
Route Planning and load scheduling
Build a culture of business process improvements that extend beyond project life cycle.
Communicate importance of achieving cargo handling timeframe outcomes with efficient use of resources.
Communicate importance of achieving transportation operation timeframe outcomes with efficient use of resources.
Communicate key messages resulting from transport operation’s data analysis to key stakeholders.
Develop the strategic positioning of transportation operation processes across freight forwarding operations.
Engage senior management for buy-in to implement solutions identified.
Formulate vehicle fleet management strategy across different plans.
Identify strategic priorities of each specific transport link in development of plans.
Influence stakeholders’ perspectives of requirements and activities.
Manage overall transportation operations, including the transport of dangerous goods and chemicals.
Motivate colleagues at organizational level to develop innovative solutions for driving change.
Review areas in logistics operations where technology can enhance processes.
Review better ways to approach problems through synthesizing and reorganizing the problem information.
Review effectiveness of risk management plan and resources for transport execution.
Review incident or crisis management plans to mitigate gaps.
Bachelor’s Degree in Transport & Logistics Management, Business Operations, Business Administration, or relevant qualifications.
Extensive knowledge of the transportation and Logistics industry with minimum 10 years experience of which 6 years should be at Managerial level.
Excellent financial acumen
Working knowledge of logistics and transport software
Good people management and coordination skills
Excellent geographical knowledge of Zambia, SADC, DRC, East Africa
Fully Paid-up Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Skills and Competencies
An analytical mind and good numeracy skills.
Good intuition to make crucial judgment calls.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Problem Analysis and Problem-Solving
Firm grasp of business and management principles
Able to speak English, Swahili, Arabic, Hindi/Gujarati
Send your applications with detailed curriculum vitae and qualifications to [email protected] and [email protected].Only those who meet the criteria to apply.
Deadline for receipt of Applications is 17th May 2022 by 17:00hrs