Courier Director Job in Kenya

About the job

An opportunity is available for a leader with a successful track record in Courier Director at our offices based in Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to the Managing Director the Courier Director will provide leadership and management of the Courier Division which is responsible for the full life cycle of all courier and logistics products and services. Manage and oversee Secure Logistics/Courier planning, warehouse and inventory management, budgeting, customer and supplier relationship management, staffing, and continuous optimization of logistics operations.

In addition, this role is responsible for the management of any outsourced consultants and contractors.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but Kenyans citizens will have a distinct advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Lead and drive the development of the courier division in line with G4S strategic and business plans and values, working closely and collaboratively with the other Division Directors/Senior Leadership to assist in the delivery of cohesive, high quality, high impact projects;

Work with the Executive Committee/Senior Management Team to assess and evaluate G4S Secure Logistics/Courier needs with respect to impact and effectiveness of projects/assignments, and company development;

Manage Secure Logistics within agreed upon budgets, timelines and standards. Prioritize activities and progress according to G4S’ resources (time and money) and operational realities;

Develop forecasts and budgets and control the spending on OPEX and CAPEX; effectively ensure costs are controlled, the department maximizes revenue generation and contribution to the Company’s operating profit;

Participate in procurement by providing technical support to the tendering and selection process of any requirements in support of Secure Logistics/Courier; and assisting with the negotiation of rates and terms with preferred suppliers. Maintain strict compliance with the company procurement policy

Work with fellow Divisional Directors and the management team in the development of the Company’s overall strategy and seek to positively influence the progression and growth of the Securer Logistics/Courier division;

Responsible for production of strategic Secure Logistics/Courier deliverables, documentation, reports, and presentation materials. This covers Secure Logistics/Courier Strategy Reports, Secure Logistics Audits, Risk Assessments;

Work with the Commercial team and support in business development activities by identifying new leads and opportunities;

Represent the Company during consultations with client representatives, government agencies and industry associates connected to specific projects;

Enforce compliance to set laws, regulations and customer requirements governing business operations;

Produce Secure Logistics/Courier division report and ensure that internal and external stakeholders, including the ExCo, are appropriately kept abreast of G4S’ Secure Logistics developments;

Commission and undertake security surveys and security risk assessments; and present findings of work to team members and clients in an iterative and participative manner as needed;

Information gathering and research for project specific solutions. Keep abreast and maintain currency with the latest products and solutions available in the market; advise the business on best practices, technology changes and the subsequent adoption thereof;

Manage staff capacity and skill levels within the Secure Logistics/ Courier division to meet current and planned outputs; provide mentorship and guidance on developing the capabilities and competencies of the Secure Logistics/Courier; and

Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure they are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company’s needs

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Business Management or Operations Management;

Professional qualification in Logistics or any related field;

Minimum ten (10) years logistical experience in the same industry with at least five (5) years’ in as Operations Director/Head of Function in a large and industrious organization; Multinational or large regional company experience would be an added advantage;

Experience in management and deployment of various modes of ownership ie owned, leased, hired with experience in large fleet of various motors – +200;

Experience with imports and exports;

Knowledge of the East African market;

Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint and Visio, Google system.

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