Operations Assistant Job in Kenya (Urgent)

Operations Assistant 

Urgently needed
Our client in the Transport Industry is seeking a motivated, self-driven and results oriented individual to join its team and one who has specialized skills for Heavy Commercial Vehicles; Actros, Axor, Man, Scania, Volvo and Iveco.

Job Summary: The successful candidate will report to the Managing Director in contract management, company logistics issues; take up a supervisory role of all drivers and in charge of all training and performance related issues of the drivers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates the loading and offloading of products at Customer locations
  • Plan, organize and manage transportation staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in an efficient manner, consistent with Company objectives and requirements.
  • Cost effectively and optimally manage the operations.
  • Review operations for increased efficiencies
  • Ensuring prompt and accurate service to the Company’s customers
  • Implement a robust reporting system to ensure that all data is accurately projected and no gaps in the information
  • Conduct analysis of transportation and distribution opportunities.
  • Managing of Contracts
  • Making sure operations meet their performance target
  • Plans delivery of customer products/ goods
  • Oversees the preparation of delivery documents, fueling vouchers
  • To respond to customer/ stakeholder queries
  • Responsible for proactively managing drivers to the daily plan and ensuring drivers adhere to safe driving requirements
  • Responsible for driver training and performance review
  • Ensures delivery to customers are accurate and seamlessly executed
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Other duties and assignment as may be directed by the supervisor.
  • Be a holder of higher National Diploma or Degree in the  relevant field ( logistics or shipping)
  • 5 years’ experience in the transport industry. Oil industry experience preferred but not mandatory
  • Good knowledge of the East Africa region, especially the road network
  • Must have an ability to plan in detail, have effective communication, organization and leadership skills
  • Ability to thrive is a constantly changing chaotic environment and consistently meets tight deadlines.
  • Must be proficient with computers and appropriate software.
  • Knowledge of an automated fleet management solution
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
Application Procedures:
All applicants meeting the above qualifications should email their applications attaching detailed Curriculum Vitae (including their expected salary for the position), certificates and all documentation supporting the application, an application letter why they are qualified for the position and the names of 3 work related referees who can provide confidential assessments of their capabilities.

All communication relating to the applications for this position should be sent via email to: customercare@smartsource.co.ke or jobssmartke@gmail.com

Applications MUST be received on or before 26th May, 2015. 

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

N.B: Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.