Transport Manager

Reference TTTM-0050
Region KZN
City Durban
Contract Permanent
Hours Full time
Category Transport
Salary Negotiable
Apply By 2019-11-15
Job Posted Date 2019-11-08


Our client based in Durban is seeking an experienced and suitably qualified Transport Manager, to lead and manage the Road Transport Department in all aspects of the business


  • Manage the Road Transport Department and optimise Operational Performance                            
  • Lead the Team and ensure effective People Management                                                          
  • Ensure Distributor / Customer support by maximising Customer Service in all aspects of the Business
  • Manage all Sub-contractors and Stakeholders and maintain good business relationships
  • Provide accurate preparation and efficient submission of all Reports and Statistics (daily / weekly / monthly)                                          
  • Manage and maintain all Invoicing to Customers and Payments to Suppliers                       
  • Manage and maintain all Documents pertaining to Local and Cross Border Operations    
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Process Flows for all responsible areas in order to improve customer service, ensure legal compliance, reduce overall costs, uphold health and safety and reduce environmental impact       
  • Act as Senior Liaison with Customers and Suppliers, pertaining to high level matters       
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Service Level Agreements with all Suppliers
  • Manage and maintain Budgets by planning, implementing and controlling income and expenses as well as adhering to budget time lines                                                                      
  • Ensure effective Cost Management and efficient reporting on Non-Conformances         
  • Manage and maintain total Carrier Fleet and Compliancy (registrations, licences, local and cross border permits, fuel cards, etc)                                                                                                          
  • Manage and maintain Departmental Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) Accreditation
  • Plan and conduct annual Freight Negotiations and Quarterly Adjustments.                          
  • Plan, conduct and report on annual Road / Route Surveys                                                           
  • Manage and maintain all Departmental Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental aspects
  • Manage, coordinate and support all Departmental Audits and Business Continuity Plans
  • Support and manage Departmental and Individual Projects and take relevant steps to address Non-Conformances and Delays                                                                                         
  • Manage and maintain carrier Performance Based System (PBS) approvals and measures
  • Manage and coordinate all Employee Relations                                                
  • Manage and coordinate all Insurance Claims pertaining to Assets and Commodities        
  • Reporting and coordination of all carrier related Accidents, Incidents, Breakdowns and Other Matters (theft, industrial/protest action, driver illnesses, etc) within strict time parameters


  • Matric (or equivalent)                                                                                                   
  • Degree / National Diploma in Transport Management (or related)                                           
  • Minimum 8 year's experience in the Logistics / Transport Industry                                           
  • Minimum 5 year's experience in Road Transport Management                                                 
  • Minimum 3 years Cross Border experience in the Logistics / Transport Industry 
  • Excellent Management Skills                                                                                                     
  • Excellent work ethic, professional, discreet, diplomatic and co-operative, trustworthy, reliable, consistent, thorough and dependable
  • Valid Code 8 (B) Driver's License                                                                                                              
  • Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) experience (essential)                                                            
  • Knowledge of the National Road Transport Act (essential)                                                           
  • Computer Literacy (intermediate to advance)                                                                                   
  • Intermediate Financial Management and Management Accounts Knowledge (essential)              
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills                                                                            
  • Car-Carrier type transportation experience (advantageous)                                                       
  • Car- Carrier Performance Based System experience (advantageous)                                      
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills                                                                      
  • Ability to work and perform well under pressure and adapt to changing work requirements and situations
  • Ability to multitask at all times whilst maintaining deadlines                        
  • Basic Forex knowledge for cross border operations                                                                        
  • Knowledge of Tracking and Risk Management Systems such as Tracker and DriveCam


  • Organisational Acumen
  • Planning and Organising
  • Business Acumen
  • Conflict Handling
  • Building and Leading High Performance Teams
  • Developing Others
  • Resilience
  • Self-Reliance
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Results Orientation
  • Decision Making

How to Apply

Please forward your CV to Should you not be contacted within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.