Subcontracting Officer – Logistics at Alistair Group

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Feb 10, 2014
Subcontracting Officer – Logistics

Dar es Salaam
Alistair Group

Alistair Group makes our clients’ businesses work better in Africa by self-delivering integrated logistics solutions.

Are you someone with a “hunger for growth”, a “whatever it takes mentality” and understand the advantages of a team environment and what it takes to thrive in one? Are you someone who “Questions things” and “looks for improvements”? Do you have experience in taking a fast growing business to a greater height? Then you may be perfect for our Subcontracting Lead role.

Hours: Monday to Friday plus alternate Saturday mornings

Reporting line: Head of Road Freight

Experience & qualifications:-

  • A minimum of University Graduate Degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent vocational experience in Transport / Logistics service support
  • LEAN SIX SIGMA (Desirable)
  • Project Management (Desirable)
  • Business Management (Desirable)
  • Sales Training and Business Negotiation (Desirable)
  • Leadership skills to motivate and inspire team members
  • Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information
  • Strong management skills ensuring efficient use of resources
  • Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems
  • Faultless administration skills ensuring accurate and efficient procedures
  • Problem solving skills to ensure obstacle to progress are overcome
Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain a register of approved Alistair Group (AG) Road Freight Subcontractors.
  • For each subcontractor, maintain a register of authorised drivers and vehicles that are graded and registered as quality approved to carry AG Cargo.
  • Ensure current Terms and Conditions are continually updated and are communicated and acknowledged by the subcontractor.
  • Negotiating agreements for the transportation of AG Cargo back-to-back with client/customer terms and conditions. Special attention paid to free time and demurrage agreements.
  • Generate Loading Confirmation documentation for the subcontractor detailing all subcontracted transportation of AG Cargo
  • Create trip folders for all subcontracted transportation of AG cargo and ensure all documentation for the project is collated and submitted to financing for trip reconciliation and invoicing.
  • Comply with current micro-financing arrangement and procedures provided to subcontractors.
  • Ensure subcontractor operations staff are fully aware of all transit and journey management procedures and legal requirements, and ensure their compliance.
  • Assist the Subcontracting Lead with conducting due diligence inspections and/or annual reviews and provide support to any resulting subcontractor development action plans.
  • Assist the AG Driver Training wing to deliver any required subcontractor driver training packages or briefings.
  • Provide timely feedback (daily Reports) to the subcontractor, ensuring that all delays not caused by the subcontractor are communicated clearly.
  • Special attention paid to management of expectations regarding free time, potential standing charge claims and demurrage charges..
  • Ensure all internal reporting procedures are followed and performance appraisal data capture are accurate and timely.
  • Serving as a general assistant to the Subcontracting Lead seeking continual improvement and promoting best practice amongst the Road Freight team.

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