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Transport and Distribution Manager

Published on 20.10.2021


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Position : Transport and Distribution Manager

We are looking for Transport and Distribution Managers.

Job Description

  • Ensures that annual Key Performance Indicators are set for the Transport Section and monitors the progress regularly.
  • Ensures that a program for truck vetting is prepared and implemented.
  • Participates in transport rates negotiation – sets the number of trucks required and ensures invoice processing and that Transporter invoices are submitted on time so that they are paid on time.
  • Participates in preparation of the Company’s annual budget that relates to transport.
  • Ensures that up-to-date records are kept on all drivers and trucks and are properly filed.
  • Follows up on Transporters to ensure that trucks are adequately maintained.
  • Liaise with the Dispatchers to monitor and ensure truck optimisation.
  • Ensures the optimisation of the distribution function
  • Ensures that the Transport and HSE Management Systems are put in place and Implemented for both local and Mass transporters.
  • Organises for Transport and HSE Management Audits and follow up on arising actions
  • Ensures continuous training of drivers with adequate record keeping.
  • Ensures that the daily, weekly and monthly transport section reports are prepared.
  • Participates in the Crisis Management Cell, vehicle accident investigations and emergency response plans in the event of a Transport related incident.
  • Coordinates stock recovery in the event of an accident.
  • Ensures that Safe To Load is implemented and monitored for both mass and local trucks.
  • Ensures that On-Board Computer (OBC) verified violations are effectively and comprehensively monitored.
  • Ensures by spot-check that OBCs are fully generational and holds Transporters accountable of an breakdown discovered.
  • Ensure implementation of MAESTRO expectations in the Transport operations
  • Ensures that drivers receive the standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure closure of actions arising out of Cause Tree Analyses of road accidents.
Required profile for job ad : Transport and Distribution Manager

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Industrial Studies or any other Technical qualification.
  • Exposure of about 10 years in maintenance of equipment, project management, depot operations.
  • Understanding of basic financial principles (budget, cost analysis, revenue optimisation).
  • Understanding of Safety Procedures is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage

Other Required Qualities

  • Proven integrity.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Autonomy and ability to work under pressure.
  • Basic computer skills (Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills.

Experience Level Required

  • Minimum 10 years
Job criteria for job ad : Transport and Distribution Manager
Job category :
Transport, logistics
Industries :
Distribution, selling, wholesale
Electricity, water, gas, nuclear, energy
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 5

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