General Manager – Shipping

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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities :

• Manage the growth and development of our offices nationally
• Manage staff, including recruitment, training, and discipline in conjunction with HR
• Acquisition of new business and servicing clients
• Setting of yearly budgets together with MD
• Optimizing the profitability of the branch and reporting monthly
• Assist with SOP’/SLA’s and work flow
• Maintaining control of company assets
A debtor’s limits and credit applications
B creditors including annual audits on transporters
C oversee motor vehicles, fuel and mileage logs
D IT functions ensuring they are done and maintained
E building and maintenance
F Deferment
• Shipping file audits
• Ensure KPIs are maintained
• Staff meetings to maintain enthusiasm and motivation
• Maintain compliance with Customs and Dept of Labour
• Identify staff training needs
• Ensure buying rates with various suppliers
• Oversee all operations
• Any other duties reasonably expected of a GM
• Participate as a Senior member of the Management team in SA
• Oversee Branch Manager’s
• Reporting directly to the MD

Desired Experience & Qualification :

• Grade 12
• Tertiary Freight qualification is advantageous.
• Shipshape or similar knowledge
• Several years industry experience, supply chain, warehousing, management, operations
• Leadership role

• Decision-making skills to make effective choices
• Integrity, approachable and professional in dealing with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.
• A customer-centric mindset, focusing on meeting the needs and expectations of clients and end-users.

• Strong negotiation skills and problem solving.
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong work ethic and dedication to meeting deadlines and achieving goals.

Package & Remuneration :

R60 000 CTC