Durban Area – KwaZulu Natal: An opportunity has arisen for a high calibre Contract Manager to Manage financial and administration requirements as well as tyre tracking and costs within a Warehouse environment.

Please review the minimum requirements, duties and responsibilities below for further information about the position


  • Degree or Diploma in Road Transport/Logistics/Warehousing/ Degree in Management with financial electives
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a Logistics and Supply Chain management environment and Warehousing Distribution
  • 5 Years PLUS for the most complex task (strategic planning focuses on the next year’s activities
  • Knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Warehousing Management
  • Experience in ad-hoc / open market logistics/Warehousing
  • Knowledge of fuel management
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance management
  • General knowledge of the operations and configurations of mechanical vehicles
  • Knowledge of general expense management / budgeting
  • Management and communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of policies and procedures in supply chain and logistics management
  • Human resources management skills
  • Knowledge of Company Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
  • Knowledge of recruitment and disciplinary procedures
  • Relevant written and verbal contracts / service level agreements
  • National Bargaining Council Agreements (Road Freight)


 Effective management of operational processes and contracts/service

  • Develop and maintain procedures which relate to day to day operational requirements.
  • Working on the Warehouse Management System
  • Inventory Management
  • Ensure proper routing of deliveries and scheduling of vehicles to achieve delivery targets as per customer requirements.
  • Vehicle downtime is monitored, controlled and kept to a minimum
  • Vehicle, driver and cargo security
  • Optimal usage of fuel
  • No unnecessary route deviation
  • Ensure adherence to procedures pertaining to
  • Loading and offloading procedures (as per client requirements)
  • Safety and security standards
  • Optimal allocations of vehicles and staff
  • Timeous vehicle inspection
  • Identify, implement and maintain site/ depot specific requirements as per legislation, policy and customer requirements
  • Tyre management system

Effective customer relationship management

  • Undertake effective client relationship management
  • Including client entertainment when necessary
  • Audit the quality of service provided through personal interaction with the customer on an ongoing basis and timeous corrective action is taken when required
  • Monitoring and measuring

Management of financial and administration requirements

  • Monitor and Manage costs
  • Undertake accurate and timeous forecasting
  • Screen all suppliers by comparing costs, quality products and BEE
  • Authorize and submit cash book payments so that the costs are correctly allocated
  • Report weekly on projects contract revenue, kilometers and profits
  • Monitor and reconcile
  • Daily kilometers travelled
  • Monitoring fuel
  • Report on performance of the contact on a monthly basis
  • Manage and control all assets that are acquired and disposed of according to the relevant procedure and ensure accurate recording

Management of safety, health, environment and quality

  • Manage housekeeping, safety and quality by ensuring that all housekeeping audits are conducted regularly and that corrective action is taken if required. This includes
  • Condition of the vehicle
  • Appearance of drivers
  • Appearance of offices
  • Manage accidence and insurance
  • Ensure accident report keeping system is maintained
  • Safety and security orientation
  • Implement and manage an effective SHEQ system addressing all safety risks

Effective management of human resources

  • Effective Performance management
  • Develop performance standards
  • Measure performance accordingly for each position
  • Conduct Performance Reviews and evaluate performance on a regular basis
  • Coach and provide feedback on possible areas that can be developed or rectified
  • Correct performance when required and discuss problem areas and discuss possible actions that can be undertaken
  • Ensure effective record keeping by maintaining personal files for all subordinates
  • Develop a Workplace Skills Plan by assessing the development and training required by subordinates
  • Undertake purposeful recruitment as per operational requirements in line with Recruitment Procedures
  • Ensure that planned progress is made in terms of the Employment Equity Plan
  • Monitor employees remuneration and benefits and compare the monthly staff costs with budgeted allocations
  • Grievance
  • Human resources report monthly

 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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