Operations Manager - Domestic Road Freight
To execute a three pronged role; to direct and expand the Road Freight business, to manage the operations of the Road Freight Department, Road transportation of AFR, OFR, DSC and to proactively strategize, enhance and developinnovative transportation products and services that arereliable and cost effective.
·Develop the annual plans and associated budgets for Road Freight operations, monitorperformance against these and initiate corrective action where necessary to ensure smooth running of operations while keeping costs within budget.
·Design, develop and execute the road transport distribution services for various clients and grow the revenue as described in the budget annually.
·Monitor, recommend improvements, implement and manage appropriate policies and procedures in trucking operations including Quality, Health, Safety, Environment (QHSE), Security, local and international regulations to ensure excellent timely services are provided to Internal and External customer.
·Develop and maintaingood relationship with customers (both internal and external) and approved suppliers to safeguardDanzas’ legal position and minimise damage/missing/non delivery of goods.
·Implement necessary processes, IT enablement and latest telematics within trucking operations tooptimize procedures and operational efficiencies.
·Execute fair Suppliers Management and negotiate spot rates with approved suppliers for large movements and to ensure sell rates in line with market rates providing best solution to internal and external customers.
·Manage all the leased trucks to ensure unhindered operations within the road freight department.
·Ensure annual inspections of all the assets are carried out as per defined SOPs.
·Co-ordinate with all operations department to visit potential/existing customers to provide Operational / sales support during negotiations.
·Establish good house-keeping & recording-keeping practices in trucking division of Road Freight , AFR, OFR and DSC, train staff (periodically) and ensure that these are complied with so that Danzas is in compliance with Legal/customs/Customer/company requirements at all times.
§Manage capacity by ensuring that the Road Freight department is staffed with requisite numbers and caliber of staff to meet its objective, their performance is appraised and they are developed, motivated and encouraged to maximize their capabilities, productivity and contributions.
Knowledge Skills and Experience:
ØCommercial and selling skills in Freight Forwarding, preferably Domestic Distribution.
ØSound knowledge in all aspects of Road Freight inMiddle Eastincluding cross border transportation.
ØFinancial and commercial acumen.
ØNegotiating and interpersonal skills.
ØAbility to lead a team and manage change.
ØAware of all different type of Road Freight Products
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