Transport Manager

By Tanelec Zambia Ltd 9 months ago

Job details

Job deadline
18 January

We specialize in identifying, attracting and hiring professionals to critical positions with companies across the country. We are not driven by previously-defined processes and predictable solutions, but by listening to clients’ needs and working together to chart, then navigate the wisest course.
We target and headhunt by specific industries to ensure that quality candidates are not missed out. Our vigorous research and selection process ensure that we only target the best candidates and conduct reference checks on the shortlisted candidates. You need a trusted and reliable partner for your executive search positions. Our experienced Recruitment Consultants just need a thorough understanding of the job requirement and we will ensure to deliver the best fit candidates for your organization.


  • Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, and tracking transportation of oil to different parts of Zambia
  • The Transport Manager will also Plan, organize and manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements
  • Responsible for selecting and maintaining vehicles in order to keep deliveries and distributions on schedule and within its established budget
  • Planning routes and load scheduling for multi-drop deliveries
  • Allocating and recording resources and movements on the transport planning system
  • Booking sub-contractors and ensuring they deliver within agreed terms
  • Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints
  • Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories
  • Implement schedule and fleet policy changes
  • Collaborate with other managers and staff members in order to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives
  • Use GPS trackers on the entire fleet to monitor where the vehicles are and drivers’ habits
  • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, and government regulations
  • Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, and meeting with individual staff members
  • Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals on road safety
  • Lead and coordinate tools meetings
  • Making arrangements to ensure that the vehicles are maintained properly, including the inspection of vehicles at the appropriate time and the action taken to remedy defects found
  • Reporting and recording vehicle defects highlighted by drivers
  • Establishing the method of compilation and the accuracy of all records, which must be kept for a period of no less than 15 months
  • Making ensure that the trucks are not overloaded and they are in road worthy condition
  • Ensuring that authorised vehicles will be kept at the authorised operating centre(s) when not in use.


  • Strong technical understanding-trucking and rail haulage
  • An analytic mind and good numeracy skills
  • Excellent geographical knowledge
  • Good people management and coordination skills
  • Excellent financial acumen
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the transportation industry
  • Good intuition to make crucial judgment calls
  • Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Transport (CILT) OR
  • Degree in any engineering or commercial field
  • Must have at least more than 3-4 years working experience in Transport and Logistics in oil or manufacturing industrial or related industry
  • Experience on the use GPS trackers will be a plus
  • Have good communication skills
  • Experience of working in a multinational environment is an added advantage
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body

How to apply
Detailed and up to date CVS must be sent to the undersigned:

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