Freight Manager - Cape Town

Freight Manager job – Cape Town. Logistics Industry experience and qualification with relevant work experience in a Management position is a pre-requisite. Salary negotiable.

Our client has one of the biggest and most advanced distribution centre infrastructures in the country and specialize in the distribution of books, multimedia and electronic equipment.

They are committed to guaranteeing customer service excellence and they strive to deliver consistent service excellence that compliments their slogan of “We deliver on time, every time!” and we will therefore only consider those candidates that meet with all of the below minimum requirements.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric or equivalent qualification

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Logistics or Transport

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience within a similar position in a Management capacity – proven track record

  • Excellent knowledge of Air, Road and Sea Freight

  • Proven experience in all round operational management including HR, Finance, legislation, etc.

  • Display strong business acumen, commercial awareness and entrepreneurial skills

  • Proficient in MS Office and understanding of IT

  • Able to lead and motivate staff effectively

  • Analytical and logical in approach

  • Exceptional communication skills and able to negotiate on all  levels

  • Exercise sound judgement and decision making skills

  • Professional and approachable

  • Customer service orientated

  • Valid driver’s licence and own vehicle

Key Performance Areas:

  • Implement growth strategies and make recommendations with regards to opportunities with customers and clients

  • Create and drive new services and initiatives within the Freight Environment

  • Continuously seek ways to optimise processes and find value add opportunities for the Branch

  • Ensure achievement of budgeted and financial performance targets

  • Build value added, transparent relationships with all stakeholders to ensure market share growth and retention of business

  • Full staff management function (recruitment, development, retention and disciplinary action)

  • Ensure all staff and service providers meets operational targets

  • Provide regular, accurate and updated reporting to Management and Clients

  • Ensure compliance with all legal and statutory requirements within the industry

  • Ensure updated knowledge of competitor activity and inform various departments accordingly

  • Enforce security policies with regards to cash and asset management

  • Ensure adherence to all policies and procedures

  • Monitor compliance with Service Level Agreements

In Return our Client Offers:

  • Annual  CTC of  up to R360 000 (Negotiable depending experience and strong proven track record)

  • Permanent employment

  • Dynamic and progressive working environment

  • Strong management support

  • Long term development and growth opportunities within large company infrastructure

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