Operations Assistant

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Kitwe, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Transport Company

The Operations Assistant  is responsible for managing fleet for the company. He/she will take the lead in planning, organising and managing the work to ensure that everything is accomplished in a manner consistent with the organisational requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning routes and load scheduling for drivers
  • Responsible for selecting and maintaining trucks in order to keep deliveries and distributions on schedule and within their established budget
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained
  • Making sure that the trucks are in road-worthy condition
  • Anticipate emerging transport operations parameters to determine future resource requirements
  • Communicate importance of achieving cargo handling timeframe outcomes with efficient use of resources
  • Communicate key messages resulting from transport operation’s data analysis
  • Engage senior management for buy-in to implement solution identified
  • Formulate vehicle fleet management strategy across different plans.
  • Motivate colleagues at organisational level to develop innovative solutions for driving change
  • Review areas in logistics operations where technology can enhance processes
  • Review cargo consolidation plans to identify savings in space, cost and efficiency
  • Manage the company’s field fleet security arrangements and coordinate any evacuations

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Good numeracy skills and analytic mind
  • Excellent geographical knowledge
  • Good people management and coordination skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the transportation industry
  • Good intuistion to make crucial judgement calls
  • Clear communication skills
  • Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Diploma or Degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent vocational experience in Transport / Logistics
  • At least 1 year experience in the field

If you meet the above requirements, email your cover letter and CV as one document(DOC or PDF) to [email protected]

Copperbelt residents are encouraged to apply.


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