Bolloré Transport & Logistics Transport manager Jobs in Uganda

Bolloré Transport & Logistics Transport manager Jobs in Uganda

  • Reporting to the Country Operations Manager, the Transport Manager will largely be responsible for the overall management of the department and ensure all matters concerning the fleet are handled on time to ensure maximum turn around.

    Key Task and Responsibilities

  • Manage the team (N-1) including Fleet drivers, Workshop and Subcontracted Transport  Inform N-1 of the entity strategy/evolutions and communication on required alignments
    Build & adapt the logistics services offer according to market situation or market anticipation, capacity of the organization, profitability and associated risk level in coordination with Sales department and General Management

  • Monitor quality of service of the Uganda fleet to generate the required turn truck around to achieve budget target (Kenya/EDRC/South Sudan) including KPI’s based on number of trips, number of containers delivered in time, number of trips/available truck

  • Manage the operational relationship with Bollore C&F Departments or direct clients
    Receive instructions from the client (internal or external) prior to cargo delivery or collection (Mainly Aid & Relief clients)
    Inform the clients (internal or external of delivery/ collection status)

  • Alert the client in case of operational issues (potential/ real)

  • Drive the deliveries for vehicle service while controlling overheads and Workshop costs
    Based on the received cargo delivery/ collection requests, prepare/ validate the operations planning and inform COMs and FOPs
    Track the fleet (via central GPS system) and ensure optimization of the mobilized means
    Organize and control the documentation transmission: Delivery proof (POD, RCN) to COM units and interchange to container Logistics Manager

  • Liaise with QHSE for audit recommended actions implementation  Analyze and focus on staff costs: casuals, extra- work  Monitor and challenge workshop costs: Gas, Oil, Tyres etc.

  • Implement any option that would allow decreasing costs (training for drivers, road selection)

  • Report any operational issues (including cargo) to COMs/ FOPs in charge

  • Request instructions in case of arbitrations to be rendered between cargo deliveries

  • Alert N+1 in case of significant operational issue (impact on quality of service, invoicing, sensitive client)

  • Inform N+1 and sales department of all quotation non-compliant with COM goals (gross margin, turnover, feasibility.)

  • Identify and work on the issues raised during the files processing whatever in the responsibility scope or not.

  • Receive work order from internal departments and generate the JMP accordingly

    Subcontracted Transport

  • Provide subcontracted transport for both internal and external needs with emphasis on service delivery, profitability and
    cost control

  • Select the authorized subcontractors. The selection of subcontractors with risky profile (limited means or quality of service, weak financial situation, competitor…) must be submitted to COO validation

  • Ensure all subcontract trucks fulfil contractual obligations in terms of performance and safety

  • Closely liaise with the Transport Department as first choice transporter for all company delivery needs

  • To collect and distribute all signed Waybills and empty interchange reports

  • Provide reporting on the performance of the department

  • Provide daily clear tracking reports to all internal or external clients as agreed

  • To negotiate the best rates and provide effective solution for efficient transport provision

  • To ensure that all transporters that are engaged have a signed transport agreement with BTL and have in place, adequate Goods In Transit license in accordance with the Group Policy

  • Monitor the cost level of the department to have and protect the Group’s interests at all time

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience


  • Good Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or its equivalent

  • At least 5 yrs experience in clearing & forwarding

  • At least 5 yrs experience in running a fleet of more than 20 trucks

  • Local knowledge of the East African Region

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office

  • Good use of email

  • Excellent communicator

    Personal Qualities

  • Natural leader

  • Decision maker

  • Team player

  • Resilient

  • Organised

  • Open minded

  • Strong admin and follow up skills

  • Ability to drive a team to a common goal

    Special Skills

  • Good record in supervising team members

  • Knowledge of URA Customs Procedures

  • Good computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Words and SPSS

  • Experience in using Fleet Management Software (Ideally Telematix)

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their applications to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Bollore Transport & Logistics Uganda Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply

  • The position carries an attractive salary package and benefits commensurate to the candidate’s skill level and experience
    Last date for submission of applications: Saturday, 20th October 2020

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