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Fleet Manager - Pietermaritzburg (Kwazulu-Natal)

Company Barloworld Logistics Africa
Reference # 655FM
Published 19/09/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction
The main purpose of the job is to supervise and oversee the co-ordination of operational resources, the allocated fleet of vehicles and drivers in order to achieve operational excellence for the organisation.
Job Functions Operations
Industries Automotive,Logistics,Supply Chain
Specification
1.Schedule and route the fleet by accessing and interpreting the customer schedule, determining the availability of fleet and drivers compiling and implementing delivery plans, evaluating the effectiveness of delivery plans and ensuring that the briefing and de-briefing of drivers takes place.
2.Manage fleet maintenance and appearance through: implementing service plans, CI checks and controls for vehicle equipment, and implementing preventative maintenance plans.
3.Management of escort vehicles.
4.Ensure that all fleet vehicles are roadworthy and that relevant certificates are displayed.
5.Maintain the fleet database using the relevant company IT systems.
6.Supervise the scheduling and co-ordination of the driver's day to day activities including daily violations, leave and time-off.
7.Manage driver performance through the relevant systems (incl. DriveSmart, DriveCam and fuel consumption) in line with company policies and procedures.
8.Drive employee engagement through implementing effective communication forums (incl. SmartComs, counselling, coaching and mentoring).
9.Support the implementation of the Smart Trucker methodology through the implementation of SmartComs, IDPs, scorecards, wellness drives and performance management.
10.Manage driver disciplinary and grievance issues in line with company policies and procedures.
11.Plan and co-ordinate driver onsite inductions, annual refresher training, annual medicals and on road training in line with company policies and procedures.
12.Manage customer service by establishing and maintaining viable communication channels with customers and ensuring that contracted service levels with customers are exceeded.
13.Manage risk by ensuring that drivers adhere to operational protocols, policies and procedures (incl. driving hour rules, authorisation of designated stop and sleep areas).
14.Complete accident and incident documentation as and when required.
15.Generate relevant reports on daily, weekly and monthly basis as required.
16.Ensure compliance to health, safety, statutory, industry and customer requirements.
17.Adhere to the company's Road Traffic Safety Management System (RTSMS).
18.Ensuring that break downs of fleet are speedily attended to and manage the process for obtaining of damage estimates and carrying out of repairs.
Requirements
•Grade 12
•Relevant tertiary qualification in transportation/logistics/business management
•Minimum of 2 years of experience in a management position
•Minimum of 5 years of experience in a transport operations environment
•SmartComs process, Max, Syspro, Mix Telematics, Isometrics, Drivecam
•NBCRFLI Main Agreement
•RTMS system and audits
•Transport legislation
•Drivers License
•Own Vehicle
•Valid passport
•Able to work reasonable overtime as per operational requirements
•Communication skills related to persuading and influencing others
•Written analysis skills
•Listening
•Interpersonal skills related to networking & conflict handling
•Ability to reason with numerical and written information
•Critical thinking skills to analyse and diagnose requirements or problems, develop integrated solutions and solve relatively complex problems
•Visual charting
•Ability to multi-task
•Computer, technology and systems
Job Closing Date 26/09/2019
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