Sappi South Africa Recruits Transport Manager

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4 Sep, 2014

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Logistics Jobs in South Africa

We require a suitably qualified candidate to effectively manage and control the transport and loading fleet in order to ensure the rateable supply of timber to various KZN markets.


Minimum Requirements

National Diploma in Forestry or Transport related qualification

Bachelors degree will be advantageous

Up to 5 years relevant experience



Planning and Organising

Problem Solving

Analytical Thinking

Fact Finding

Working Independently



Job Specification

Fleet Management

Plan daily weekly and monthly transport and loading requirements according to sales plan

Assess daily haulage/delivery performance against planned schedule

Ensure that vehicles are dispatched by monitoring actual deliveries against daily plan

Assess availability and uptime of trucks

Assess depot stocks to ensure stock rotation is accounted for when planning operations


Contractor Management

Assess over and under loading of road transport

Monitor fuel consumption on transport and loading to ensure that Contractors abide by set KPI’s

Monitor and ensure terminal times and turnaround times are within KPI”s

Promote safety amongst transport and Contractors according to Sappi’s safety standards

Monitors the efficient running of the approved contracts/agreements

Management of adhoc Contractors if required


Route Planning

Conduct regular route and depot inspections to ensure all required standards are adhered to

Plan future route and depot requirements with the Forester and Roads Engineer as per Harvesting APO

Ensure that fleet optimisation is based on route leads, depot stocks and mill requirements

Liaise with RTI/RTMS regarding route conditions and special permits



Draft annual transport and loading budget

Compile weekly and forecast report on transport cost

Compile weekly report on order versus actual

Compile monthly report on costs, safety and Contractor performance

Compile invoices based on Contractor KPI’s and sliding scale

Generate transport rates for TCS


How to Apply

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