Contract Manager

at Unitrans
Location Durbanville, South Africa
Date Posted Oct 22, 2020
Category Logistics & Transportation Jobs
Job Type Full-time


• Degree or Diploma in Road Transport or Logistics or a Degree in Management with financial electives • 5-7 years experience in a Logistics and Supply Chain management environment • 1-2 Years for the most complex task (strategic planning focuses on the next year's activities • Knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Knowledge of logistics equipment • Knowledge of fuel management • Knowledge of equipment maintenance management • General knowledge of the operations and configurations of mechanical vehicles • Knowledge of general expense management / budgeting • Management skills • Sound knowledge of policies and procedures in supply chain and logistics management • Human resources management skills • Knowledge of Company Disciplinary and Grievance procedures • Knowledge of recruitment and disciplinary procedures • Relevant written and verbal contracts / service level agreements • National Bargaining Council Agreements • Microsoft Office skills with advanced Excel

Duties & Responsibilities
Effective management of operational processes and contracts/service • Develop and maintain procedures which relate to day to day operational requirements • Ensure proper routing of deliveries and scheduling of vehicles to achieve delivery targets as per customer requirements. • Vehicle downtime is monitored, controlled and kept to a minimum • Monitor fleet constantly to ensure • Vehicle, driver and cargo security • Optimal usage of fuel • No unnecessary route deviation • Ensure adherence to procedures pertaining to • Loading and offloading procedures (as per client requirements) • Safety and security standards • Optimal allocations of vehicles and staff • Timeous vehicle inspection • Identify, implement and maintain site/ depot specific requirements as per legislation, policy and customer requirements • Manage and control vehicle hire and maintenance Attend to and manage • Tyre tracking and scraping requirements • Tyre costs, quality. Suppliers agreement • Tyre management system Effective customer relationship management • Undertake effective client relationship management • Including client entertainment when necessary • Audit the quality of service provided through personal interaction with the customer on an ongoing basis and timeous corrective action is taken when required • Monitoring and measuring Management of financial and administration requirements • Monitor and Manage costs • Undertake accurate and timeous forecasting • Screen all suppliers by comparing costs, quality products and BEE • Authorize and submit cash book payments so that the costs are correctly allocated • Report weekly on projects contract revenue, kilometers and profits • Monitor and reconcile • Daily kilometers travelled • Monitoring fuel • Rectify problematic vehicle or drivers • Report on performance of the contact on a monthly basis • Manage and control all assets that are acquired and disposed of according to the relevant procedure and ensure accurate recording Management of safety, health, environment and quality • Manage housekeeping, safety and quality by ensuring that all housekeeping audits are conducted regularly and that corrective action is taken if required. This includes • Condition of the vehicle • Appearance of drivers • Appearance of offices • Manage accidence and insurance • Ensure accident report keeping system is maintained • Safety and security orientation • Implement and manage an effective SHEQ system addressing all safety risks Effective management of human resources • Effective Performance management • Develop performance standards • Measure performance accordingly for each position • Conduct Performance Reviews and evaluate performance on a regular basis • Coach and provide feedback on possible areas that can be developed or rectified • Correct performance when required and discuss problem areas and discuss possible actions that can be undertaken • Ensure effective record keeping by maintaining personal files for all subordinates • Develop a Workplace Skills Plan by assessing the development and training required by subordinates • Undertake purposeful recruitment as per operational requirements in line with Recruitment Procedures • Ensure that planned progress is made in terms of the Employment Equity Plan • Monitor employees remuneration and benefits and compare the monthly staff costs with budgeted allocations • Grievance • Human resources report monthly

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