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Senior Manager, Transport At Dangote Group

Date Posted: 05/Jun/2014
Deadline: 18/Jun/2014

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Beverages, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer and Steel sector of the economy.

The Group requires the services of exceptional and highly motivated professionals to fill the vacant position:

Senior Manager, Transport

Job Overview
Successful candidates will oversee/assume responsibility for managing the planning, operation and maintenance of 300 trucks to achieve seamless operations in the transportation department; supervise the operational aspects of a Plant’s transport Department to ensure that all activities are executed in a timely and efficient manner and that assets are effectively utilized.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and articulation of the Plant’s transportation strategy, policies and procedures to ensure alignment with plant operations.
  • Coordinate the execution of the Plant’s transportation operational strategy/plan in line with agreed upon guidelines.
  • Drives the development of innovative service offerings strategies by studying and analyzing data on customers and target groups, using integrated analytical functions.
  • Manages / monitors efforts of all fleet managers to achieve synergies and ensure achievement of the operations targets
  • Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly operational reports.
  • Develop standard operating procedures in such key areas as business, operations, delivery management, KPI definition and evaluates performance against these standards
  • Implementation of process reviews to ensure effective fleet management Identifies and coordinates training needs for the Fleet Managers.
  • Oversee liaison with maintenance unit to ensure trucks are in good working condition at all times.
  • Supervise proper fleet management to improve the utilization and availability of the fleet, reduce downtime and troubleshoots deviations from routes
  • Ensure that fleet managers adhere to company regulations and freight transportation laws
  • Prepare a transport operations budget which will be incorporated into the plant transport budget if approved.
  • Proactively identify potential operational issues and opportunities in to the plant Transportation Department
  • Oversee in conjunction with the recovery units, the return to operational condition any impounded, accidental or damaged trucks in line with agreed timelines
  • Plan, develop and execute a vehicle replacement schedule
  • Keep abreast of recent developments in the logistics and transportation field.

Additional Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences /Engineering/ Business Administration is required
  • Post-graduate degree (MBA preferably) will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10-15years relevant work experience with at least ten (10) years in a management role overseeing large teams with clear execution responsibilities and target
  • In-depth understanding of transportation and supply chain management will be an advantage
  • Highly developed knowledge of Business Management
  • Working knowledge of transport HSE policies will be an advantage
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

The expected remuneration will be highly competitive

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should send CV to: [email protected] , indicating position applied for as the subject of the e-mail. You can also send your application through the following mail box:

Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Dangote Industries Limited
P.M.B 40032
Falomo, Ikoyi Lagos

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