National Operations Manager Logistics
Location : Pietermaritzburg, KZN
Salary : Market Related
Matric + Relevant tertiary qualification essential : Degree, + Honours (advantageous)Minimum of 6 - 8 years experience in Logistics Operations in a senior management role Linehaul / Long distance experience essentialStrong Industry knowledge and experience essentialAdvanced computer literacy proficiency Microsoft Office, Reporting, other softwareValid drivers license and own transportISO 9001-
2015 knowledge & commitmentSound knowledge of geographical locations across South AfricaDuties : Optimizing logistics, transportation operations Plan, design and implement new systems for turnaroundsResearch, analyse, design and implement methods to improve Operational needs to Implement and analyse financial models Evaluating costs and making formal presentations to the Executive committee Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the Operations, Tracking, Call Centre, Fleet Management and Driver Training departmentsManages / oversees all facets of the Operations and sub-
departments Identifies growth opportunities by increasing / maintaining relationships with respective departments & stakeholders and staying current with trends in the industry Leads / manages / coaches / direct reports to attain required levels of performance Develops strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations Cultivate and maintain positive business relationships with suppliers, customers and providers of trucking, shipping and other transportation servicesRecommend optimal transportation modes, routing or frequency.
Establish and monitor specific operational based performance measurement systems.
Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation and customer service logs.
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems and customer issues.Oversee the activities of operations staff on duties such as dispatching / tracking and monitoring of driversPlan, process and execute vehicle purchase and vehicle replacement through efficient settlement process.