• New Job Offers at Lafarge Cement - WAPCO Nigeria Plc

  • Posted on: 7 May, 2015 Deadline: 14 May, 2015
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  • Created in 1833, Lafarge group, headquartered in France, is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in three of its activities: No 1 worldwide in Cement, No 2 worldwide in Aggregates & Concrete, and No 3 worldwide in Gypsum.

    LOGISTICS SHIFT COORDINATOR

     

    Summary
    Job Title    LOGISTICS SHIFT COORDINATOR
    Business Unit    WAPCO Operations
    Job Type    Permanent
    Location - Country    Nigeria
    Location - Town / City Lagos

    Job Description   
    • Logistics Shift coordinator mission is to coordinate in-plant trucks mobilization, ensure the Dispatch operation is optimized through payload optimisation and total compliance to core market dispatches.
    • Ensure that our products are delivered to the customers in a timely and efficient manner by reducing waiting and lost time in -plant.
    • Directs the truck drivers’ towards responsible safety behaviour through usage of drivers rest room on the tarmac, ensuring compliance to PPE usage and prompt issue resolution attitude hence, promoting safe logistic operations in the plant.

    Guarantees the control of the physical logistics flows and the effective utilization of company assets to achieve her objectives.

    Duties & Responsibilities   
    The position is responsible for the following main activities:

    • Report to distribution Manager on the safe daily operation of the plants
    • Responsible for the safe operation and supervision of the weigh-bridge and drive compliance to Lafarge safety guidelines as regards truck drivers.
    • Responsible for execution dispatch plan based on customer dispatch plan from customer services unit.
    • Reconciliation and review of dispatch plan on volume parked at the loading bay and planning template.
    • Cost Optimisation with payload and distribution split management
    • Responsible for daily engagement with the plant team on product availability and customer service centre on daily planning.
    • Coordinate in/outbound clerk activities on scaling in/out of both cement and non-cement trucks.
    • Ensure effective and efficient daily Traffic management on the internal tarmac and around the weigh-bridges.
    • Get directives from distribution manager the n interface between corporate account managers and the plant team on dispatch planning for premium products.
    • Maintain Collaboration with Trailer park manager in ensuring in-plant trucks mobilization for dispatch operations with drastic reduction in in-plant cycle time.
    • Champion investigation of near misses and unsafe acts for root cause identification as well as establishing corrective and preventive actions.

    Essential & Desirable Skills   
    • Expert at analyzing complex situations and proposing a variety of alternative courses of action.
    • Ability to facilitate and lead teams.
    • Good at articulating and presenting choice.
    • Ability to work unsupervised.
    • Ability to prioritize.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • People acquisition and retention.
    • Resilience.
    • Problem solver.
    • Independent – can work unsupervised – takes initiative.
    • Energy (this is not a desk job but relies upon the job holding constantly moving around the plant dealing with problems before they arise).
    • Has to have empathy and to be able to see different perspectives to resolve disputes.

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    TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER

     

    Job Title    TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER (Internal Candidates Only)
    Business Unit    WAPCO Operations
    Job Type    Permanent
    Location - Country    Nigeria
    Location - Town / City    Lagos

    Job Description   
    The Transport Operations Manager is responsible for the monitoring and managing all transport related activities such as Transporters performance, truck utilization; deployment of trucks; back office

    Duties & Responsibilities   
    The position is responsible for the following main activities:

    TRUCKING STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION

    Management:

    • Responsible for Managing the transporters and fleet under the trucking strategy scheme and similar future schemes
    • Ensure coordination of all transport planning, routing and Implement load scheduling with a view to achieve a good truck cycle time for the trucking strategy fleet
    • Responsible for accurate reporting and Interpretation of data to identify trends in monitoring of the activities of the dedicated Lafarge trucks and other contracted trucks
    • Works with the Finance Business Partner - Supply Chain and Transport Services Manager in monitoring and analyzing the performance of the contracted trucks with a view to achieve the projected savings of the full year transport cost

    Carrier Performance:

    • Ensures THE DEDICATED TRANSPORTERS provide in a timely manner an adequate number of Service Resources to achieve the minimum trips/truck and cost savings in accordance with the provisions of the agreement, the Service Specification and the Company’s requirements
    • Responsible for monitoring the deliveries of the Products on the date and within the delivery window or within the Journey management plan for the route
    • Work with the Representative of the transporter to convey a Joint Management Meeting on a date they agree in the calendar month following the end of each calendar month at which time Services will be reviewed and key matters shall be discussed
    • Works in collaboration with the Distribution manager to ensure resources loads within 12 hours after it reports to designated loading point in accordance to time frame and truck loading plan given to the transporter
    • Ensures dedicated transporters on all occasions provide accurate details of truck whereabouts and activities per trip for payment purposes and validation
    • Tracking of Service Resources - 100%: Ensures THE TRANSPORTERS’ Services resources are equipped with tracking devices to enable the Company visibility and tracking of its Products under this Agreement. And shall conduct quarterly assessment of these KPI and make recommendations to Lafarge on the KPI which.
    • Visibility of Service Resources – Minimum level of 95%: Ensure all Service Resources are visible by the Company’s GPS system during the performance of the Services. The error margin being +/- 5% and 100% being the optimum performance of this KPI, which THE TRANSPORTER shall seek to achieve. Make recommendations to Lafarge Management for any violation of this KPI
    • Leads the Monitoring of Service Resources speed with the Road Safety with a view to ensure they do not exceed the agreed speed threshold of the Company during performance of the Services.

    TRANSPORT OPERATIONS:

    • Oversees the transportation operations of a Lafarge Wapco Operations. The manager has to monitor various activities of the department as well as the safe transportation of cement from the company to the scheduled delivery location
    • Responsible for directing activities related to truck utilization, lead the inbound and Outbound logistics coordination for the BU (across the 3 plants), dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, transporters relationship management
    • Responsible for Managing approximately 85 transporters and their fleet (over 1,800 trucks)
    • Leads investigation and resolution of issues surrounding delays, customer and transporter complaints across the BU
    • Ensure coordination of all transport planning, routing and Implement load scheduling with a view to achieve a good truck cycle time for the from the other transporters
    • Ensure transport department operational expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
    • Works with the country Road Safety Manager in the implementation of 5 pillars of logistics - Contractor management; vehicle management; driver management; Journey management and Load Management with a view to develop our transporters to 5 star and promote safety management system through transporters’ safety audits
    • Responsible for Transport plan and capacity check on a weekly horizon as an output from Sales and Operations Planning
    • Implement Business rules for daily transport optimization
    • Leads Management of Carrier Operational Performance

    Essential & Desirable Skills   
    • Minimum BSc degree, preferably in business-related studies
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Supply Chain or logistics, experience as a middle manager is an advantage
    • Experience of managing teams and external contractor Bachelor’s Degree or HND. Professional Strong qualification in marketing or its equivalent

    - Technical competencies:
    • Understanding of Supply Chain and its various functions as well as logistic process& scheduling.
    • Ability to interpret financial data and estimate costs (analytical skills)
    • Capability to drive Lafarge safety standards within logistics and transportation activities.

    - Behavioural competencies:
    • Customer oriented
    • Operational mindset
    • Results oriented
    • Team management skills and working ability
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong organization and planning skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills

    - Managerial competencies:
    • Effective communication skill
    • Effective team leadership skill
    • Coaching and Training skill

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job titles to apply online.

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