General Manager (Transport) – Kampala, Uganda

Our client, a trucking and transport company based in Kampala, Uganda, is looking for a well-experienced General Manager who will be responsible for bringing in new business and managing all operations and finances of the business. The role will involve significant travel around the country and the wider region, and overseeing operations of a transport and trucking company. He/she MUST have a minimum of 5 years working within East and Central Africa and 5 years working within the transport and logistics sector.

Key Requirements:

  • Oversee operations of a transport company (trucking) in Kampala
  • Covers Day to Day running of the company to improve efficiency and increase profits while managing, leading, coaching, and encouraging employees for maximum performance and dedication.
  • Involves working closely with the Directors and Senior Management team to implement the company’s short and mid-term strategic objectives.
  • Assess the principal risks to the Company and ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed, while leading the development and implementation of the company’s strategy (by studying industry best practices, technological and financial opportunities)
  • Lead the development and monitoring of annual budgets, allocate resources, review progress and make operational corrections as required.
  • Establish plans and KPIs as well as work with directors and senior management to identify and prioritize Company’s strategic growth.
  • Responsible for the overall profitability of the company ensuring weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting targets are met.
  • Examine monthly performance, assess company performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics and devise plans for improvement.
  • Ensure that operational expenditures of the Company are within the authorized budget of the Company
  • Credit control and debtor management.
  • Write and submit reports to the board in all matters of importance and keep the Board fully informed on the condition of company operations and on all the important factors influencing it. Keep the Board fully informed on what is happening in the market (trends, issues, problems, activities) and on all the important factors influencing it.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in business-related, engineering-related, or logistics-related discipline
  • MSc / MBA is a plus.
  • A minimum of ten years’ relevant industry experience, five of which MUST be at a senior management level.
  • 5 years’ experience in transport operations and the logistics industry in the East and Central African region. Experience in Uganda itself is a bonus.
  • Experienced and efficient company leader, with proven experience as a general manager or similar role
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, with excellent people skills and business acumen
  • Detailed and results-focused, with exemplary work ethics.
  • Reasonable level of technical knowledge on trucks/trailers.
  • Strong on systems (SAP, transport management system, GPRS tracking systems) and Microsoft office products.

Please click on the tab below to apply:

  • Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Location:Kampla, Uganda
  • Career Level:Management Level
  • Salary:Monthly Salary of Ksh. 1,000,000 (Approx. USD 10,000)
  • Deadline:6th April 2022