Head of Transport & Logistics at Dangote Group

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Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard – earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Transport & Logistics

Location: Lagos, Nigeria


Organization: NASCON Allied Industries Plc.
Department: Transport
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The role will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day transportation operations of the company and directing major projects; supervise employees, delegating tasks accordingly, monitoring performance, and conducting regular follow-ups with business objectives.
  • To optimize the transportation network from the inside, by constantly research and test software tools, management methodologies, and workflow processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for direction and oversight of the Company Transportation Division, including, but not limited to operations, maintenance, safety/compliance, equipment and personnel.
  • Responsible for the justification, specification, selection and purchase of new trucks, trailers and other necessary equipment and systems.
  • Responsible for managing assets and available business in such a way as to minimize operational expenses while maximizing equipment utilization.
  • Supervise key terminal staff to monitor operations at the company truck terminals, ensuring workload is completed per customer expectations: efficiently, safely and compliant with all applicable regulations.
  • Work with other stakeholders to determine staffing levels, job descriptions, and assist in the recruitment of drivers and support staff.
  • Plan with Executive Management to determine strategic direction of the Transportation Division.
  • Update and implement Divisional Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  • Ensure profitability by controlling costs and enhancing trip performance.
  • Full responsibility for fleet maintenance and the mechanical workshops.
  • Coordinate between NASCON transport and third party transporters to ensure truck availability at all times.
  • Liaise with Sales and Finance departments to ensure the right rate is appropriately charged on services rendered by company transport.
  • Coordinate and inspect the complete documentation including drivers and vehicle licenses.
  • Review and report logistics/fleet performance against plans.
  • Build good working relationship with Regulatory Agencies to ensure smooth operation of the fleet.

Competence Requirements:

  • Technical Capacity
  • knowledgeable about industry trends, supply chain processes, best practices, and compliance requirements.
  • Organizational and Planning skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem Solving and Analytical skills
  • Extensive knowledge of route planning and Driver management
  • Time Management and Collaboration
  • Skills in numerical and statistical analysis
  • Business acumen and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical, commercial and analytical skills including ability to present business case for the Fleet operations
  • Leadership

Qualifications/Knowledge/Experience

  • B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering or any related discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience.
  • 5 years Managerial experience
  • Relevant professional certification in Transport in Nigeria. E.g. National Institute of Transport & Logistics is an added advantage

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2020.

How To Apply
Interested qualified candidate should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] with the relevant position included in the subject line of your email.