Vacancy for Head of Operations at a Logistics & Transport Firm

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client is a product handling organisation incorporated to provide value added Logistics and distribution service through the Supply Chain from source to destination.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Head of Operations

Job Reference: 1401
Location: Nigeria
Industry: Logistics & Transport
Function: Operations & Production

Job Description

  • The incumbent will plan, direct and manage the performance of the company’s operations, as dictated by the overall business strategy, so as to maintain and develop business growth in accordance with the agreed business strategy.

Strategy Formulation & Implementation:

  • Support the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the company maximizes its short, medium and long-term profitability and returns to its shareholders.
  • Liaise with other departments’ heads on the implementation of the company’s strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop, review, and report on operation’s strategy, ensuring the strategic objectives are well understood and executed by team members.

Budgetary Responsibilities:

  • Present a yearly budget for management approval and prudently manage resources within those budget guidelines according to company policy and within ethical corporate governance guidelines.
  • Oversee procurement of new fleet and spares, as well as disposal of redundant vehicles.

Management of Overall Operations Function Including:

  • Fleet Maintenance: Overall management of the fleet maintenance unit and ensuring compliance with the company’s health, safety and security regulations and policies.
  • Transport & Logistics Management:
    • Ensure that the transport and logistics functions are run effectively and efficiently so that each operational unit (Fuel & Chemicals and Dry Freight) performs in terms with their strategic plan, developmental plan and operational plan objectives.
    • Implement, maintain and manage an effective system of controls throughout the department, covering non-financial as well as financial controls.
    • Provide weekly/monthly/quarterly reports in regard to financial and physical resources, administration and budgeting in order to optimize opportunities, outputs and revenue.

Health & Safety Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety and security regulations and policies.
  • Ensure that adequate and effective risk assessments are undertaken and regularly reviewed.
  • Liaise with Head of HSSEQ on any health, safety or security problem which you cannot resolve.
  • Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all staff under direct management and expected to contribute to the health and safety of all personnel in the overall business unit.
  • Comply with health and safety procedures and instructions.

People Management:

  • Build and lead an effective and cohesive operations team.
  • Manage the performance of managers and team members within the department through the formal performance management system.
  • Self development and continuing personal development.


  • A First degree from a recognized institution or a relevant postgraduate Business qualification (MBA or equivalent tertiary qualification)
  • Minimum of 10 years operations experience. 5 years of which must be operations management experience, specifically people management. Of the 10 years experience, at least 3 years must have been spent in a senior management role.
  • Professional Membership or Registration: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nigeria
  • Knowledge in Transport & Logistics management, Operations, Contract management, Management Information Systems, Budget planning & preparation.
  • Skills should include: Planning & organizing, Project management, Strategic planning & development
  • Must be customer focused; Ability to deliver results; Open to learning; Have professional confidence and must be a strategic thinker

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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