Transport and Logistics Manager

Pridegems Mines Limited

Pridegems Mines Limited, an Emerald mining industry situated in Lufwanyama, Copperbelt, is seeking a qualified and experienced Transport & Logistics Manager to join our goal-oriented team. If you are a skilled professional with a passion for management of Transport & Logistics, we want to hear from you!

JOB DETAILS:

Role Summary

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager administratively and to the operations director functionally; The Transport and Logistics Manager will manage the entire fleet for Pridegems. The Manager will take the lead in planning, organizing, and managing the work to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements. The Transport and Logistics Manager will also collaborate with other Line Managers and senior staff members in order to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;

  • Review the transport policy from time to time and makes recommendations to update the policy in order to enhance responsiveness to changes in the business environment and regulations.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, and government regulations.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of licenses and insurance for vehicles to enhance compliance with the relevant regulations and laws, and to minimize risks to Pridegems.
  • Coordinate fitness tests for vehicles to ensure the vehicles are suitable for use in Pridegems business operations, and to prevent safety risks to Pridegems staff.
  • Respond to vehicle break downs on a 24 hours’ basis, assess faults, and verify repairs done by garages to ensure the repairs are of high quality to minimize breakdown recurrences.
  • Coordinate the purchase of fuel for Earthmoving equipment’s, pool and personal to holder vehicles to ensure minimal disruptions to business operations due to unfueled Earthmoving equipment’s and vehicles.
  • Analyze fuel consumption to ensure efficiency in the utilization of the administration budget for cost management purposes.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting, and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Assesses motor vehicle availability, develop trip schedules, and uses the schedules to assign vehicles and drivers as per received trip requisitions.
  • Coordinate the installation of GPS trackers system on pool vehicles to monitor movement in line with the Pridegems transport policy.
  • Ensures annual maintenance plans are prepared and advice on projected budget for inclusion in the administration budget, to ensure allocation of resources critical for the implementation of the annual maintenance plan.
  • Coordinate preventive maintenance activities to ensure minimal breakdowns for enhanced cost management.
  • Ensures monthly maintenance and transport reports are done to ensure challenges in the provision of transport services are identified and appropriate strategies identified and implemented to address the gaps.
  • Recommend vehicles for purchase and disposal to support informed decisions on the utilization of Pridegems resources.

 Required Skills and qualities

  • Strong technical understanding on Transport and Logistics.
  • An analytical 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 Certificate with 5 ‘O’ levels with Credit or better including English and Mathematics.
  • Diploma in Transport and Logistics or equivalent, higher qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least a minimum of 5 +years of working experience in Transport and Logistics at a Senior Level.
  • Proven experience in the use of GPS trackers will be an added advantage.
  • Valid membership to the Zambia Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport.

Note:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Pridegems Mines Limited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals, including women and persons with disabilities.
  • Pridegems Mines Limited does not ask for any security deposit or fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of recruitment process.

Join Pridegems Mines Limited and be part of a team committed to excellence in the mining industry. Your proficiency will add value to our continued success. We look forward to welcoming the newest member to our team!

To apply for this job email your details to frank.l@pridegems.co.zm