Transport and Logistics Superintendent Job Vacancy in Wote, Kenya

Position Title: Transport and Logistics Superintendent

Industry: Manufacturing

Reports to: Plant Manager

Location: Wote, Makueni

Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking to recruit a Transport and Logistics Superintendent.

Successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring that only authorized products are delivered to the right location on time, to the quality / quantity required and in the most cost-effective way as well as overseeing all transport functions.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, contractor, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers.
  • Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies and processes across the organization including SoW, Bill of Quantities and service awards to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs.
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimization opportunities
  • Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are in agreement
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Hold responsibility for department budget ie logistics and transportation.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all connected with the logistics process.
  • Ensure all completed orders are dispatched on time.
  • Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities to ensure processes are as environmentally friendly as possible
  • work on the requisitions and purchases of equipment upon approval.
  • Oversee all logistics and transport functions
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance relative to all logistics and transport functions.
  • Ensure statutory compliance in terms of licensing, permitting, certifications, etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSC with over 5 years’ experience or Technical Diploma with over 7 years of experience in logistics management in a manufacturing/logistics or supply chain environment.
  • Fluent knowledge of English- Management skills basic courses (preferred)
  • HSE basic courses (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data system.

Required personal competencies

  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export, customs regulations and fleet management including security requirements.
  • Organization Processes: Internal Standard, Site Management
  • Supports and technologies: Standard ISO, TQM and Quality system, Technical requirement and Standard
  • Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality
  • Strong computer skills are imperative
  • Demonstrate accountability on sense of ownership, resource optimization and analytical skills.

Required capabilities

Problem Solving; Flexibility; Planning target control; Decision Making; Spirit of Enterprise; Communication; Listening and reception; Relations management; Staff management and development

Apply at latest by 31st January 2023 under Transport and Logistics Superintendent job posting.

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