Latest Job Vacancies in a a Transport and Logistic Company

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, a transport and logistic organization, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Group Head, Operations

Job Reference: 1457
Location: Lagos
Industry: Logistics & Transport
Function: Operations & Production

Job Description

  • Provide conceptual leadership for the strategic direction and daily management of the group’s operations as well as building a strong brand and performance culture, ensure continued profitability, driving improvements in the customer experience and striving to improve external and industry accolades.
  • In addition, develop overall business strategy, oversee the operational execution of this strategy, build capabilities that will deliver a fully integrated value proposition while ultimately delivering sustainable growth and profitability.

Responsibilities
Leadership and Management:

  • Create a dynamic and befitting organizational structure, develop and lead senior management team to deliver against key organisational goals, while embracing and driving through continuous business improvement.
  • Prepare and agree annual performance objectives for the business with the Leadership team to ensure that success is driven and promoted throughout the business.
  • Provide strategic leadership in the pursuit of corporate objectives that are in line with stakeholder objectives.
  • Manage business, develop strategies, manage projects and generate new revenue streams for current and future operations and business plans.
  • Enhance the reputation and relationship of the business with key customers and accounts to further develop the business.
  • Provide strategic advice to the COO of the company in order to have accurate view of the market and the company’s future.
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities.
  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated with a top down approach.
  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities.
  • Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of the leadership team of the business by providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.
  • Oversee the company’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures.
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its brand.

Strategic Planning:

  • Plan, direct and manage the performance of all the company’s business operations, as dictated by the overall business strategy to maintain and develop business growth in accordance with the agreed business strategy.
  • Generate income and deliver all financial/ non-financial business mandates.
  • Develop and execute the company’s business strategies to attain the goals of the board and shareholders.
  • Engage with the Board and the relevant departments to ensure the adoption and delivery of corporate plans, projects and Key Performance Indices.
  • Develop effective strategies for service delivery to sustain current business and ensure that the organization is sustainable in the long-run.

Management of Overall Operations functions:

  • Deliver and develop high quality services achieved through the involvement of customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the transport and logistics functions are run effectively and efficiently so that each operational unit (Wet and Dry Freight) performs in terms with their strategic plan, developmental plan and operational plan objectives
  • Deliver annual business plan and the five-year operating plan so that Operations generates positive cashflow and provide high quality services to our customers.
  • Implement and improve the rolling plan, strategic direction, business strategy and business model as approved by the Management.
  • Ensure the fleet and its property portfolio are managed to deliver maximum strategic and operational benefits.
  • Provide professional leadership to all operational staff at all levels throughout the company.
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Governance:

  • Maintain a fit for purpose Corporate Governance Framework suitable for a commercial organisation and the company’s operating licensing requirements at all times.
  • Ensure that effective processes exist to control costs, budgets and capital expenditure
  • Maintain and improve the systems, vision and facility to identify all principal risks and uncertainties relevant to the business.
  • Ensure continuous deployment of effective implementation of the organisation’s safety and risk management policies and practices including the provision of assurance to the board and its committees as appropriate.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration preferably MBA.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience with the last five years in a leadership role.
  • Must have Certifications from CILT, CIPS and other relevant bodies.
  • Project Management certification (PRINCE2, PMI etc.) would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent record of driving organizational change from inception to conclusion.
  • Excellent knowledge of Information Technology is required.
  • Knowledge of transport and logistics management, contract management, budget planning and execution and management of information system.
  • Must possess strong leadership skill.
  • Ability to deliver result in a timely manner.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Group Head, Supply Chain

Job Reference: 1458
Location: Lagos
Industry: Logistics & Transport
Function: HSE & Security

Job Description

  • Lead overall supply chain strategy and execution, including vendor selection, procurement, forecasting, production planning, delivery and warehouse management.
  • Examine existing procedures and streamline activities to meet product distribution, storage, inventory and customer needs.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and implement alternate methods to increase efficiencies, product and process quality, reduce costs and improve overall service.

Responsibilities
Inventory Management:

  • Develop systems and train team members to use those systems to forecast demand and track all materials to include finished goods, packaging materials, and raw materials.
  • Develop target inventory levels for all materials and ensure that on hand quantities are within the company’s target levels relative to forecasted demand.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of past forecasts showing increase in accuracy of forecasts over time, and reduction in inventory levels relative to production volumes.
  • Analyze sales, inventory, and production trends to identify and implement actions that will increase order fill-rates, reduce on-hand inventory levels, reduce product age, and reduce wasted product or labor.
  • Receive inventory accurately and in a timely manner, verify product quality using appropriate technology, and maintain necessary records.
  • Maintain the quality of inventory by using proper storage equipment and procedures and first-in-first-out procedures.
  • Ensure the completion of accurate and timely inventory counts.
  • Communicate with team members and internal and external clients regarding material delivery and distribution and accuracy of inventory records.
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Procurement:

  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, provide performance feedback and discuss production forecasts or changes
  • Develop, select and qualify suppliers. Manage bids, negotiate contracts with suppliers and manage contracts for product delivery.
  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement.
  • Lead negotiation efforts for major contracts.

Planning:

  • Participate in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches.
  • Works effectively across the organization to ensure successful execution of supply chain support on many integrated efforts
  • Develop and manage materials planning function for goods and materials needed for company operations.
  • Create item specific forecasts over a rolling time horizon to be used for ordering and inventory management purposes.
  • Create integrated processes among operations, purchase, logistics, and outside suppliers to execute the planning and replenishment process.
  • Identify systems tools needed to implement planning/forecasting systems while leading reengineering efforts as it relates to supply chain planning and execution systems.
  • Manage and supervise staff tasked with creating material requirement plans and/or forecasts.
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting.
  • Performs life cycle cost studies.
  • Defines integrated logistics support requirements.
  • Prepares estimates, schedules and support system inputs.

Supply Management:

  • Coordinate development of solutions to complex logistics support problems with other product support functions, customers and suppliers.
  • Develop and implement supplier contracts, problem resolution and cost containment.
  • Develop strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group.

Expectations

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related field of study. Master’s degree or MBA will be preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience and training with the last 3 – 4 years in a Supply Chain Leadership role.
  • Proven leadership skills in building and managing large teams with a history of world class success.
  • Certifications from CPM, CPIM, CSCP, APICS and other relevant bodies are strongly preferred.
  • Project Management certification (PRINCE2, PMI etc.) would be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of Information Technology is required.
  • Proficient knowledge of transport and logistics management, contract management and the links between supply chain and value chain.
  • Proven skills in strategy development and execution.
  • Proven ability to make excellent fact based decisions based on calculated risk and critical thinking.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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