• Career Opportunity at Nextzon Business Services Limited

  • Posted on: 16 June, 2016 Deadline: 20 June, 2016
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  • Nextzon Business Services Limited - Our Client is a start-up mega drug distribution centre in the pharmaceutical sector located in Anambra State, and is looking to fill the role of Transport & Logistics Manager.

    Transport & Logistics Manager


    Reports To: Head of Drug Distribution


    • Management of inbound and outbound logistics, and co-ordination of suppliers (manufacturers & importers) and off-takers to optimise time, location & cost factors in supply chain.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Strategically plan and manage logistics, transportation and related services
    • Liaise with suppliers (manufacturers and importers), off-takers (wholesalers, hospitals, retail chains, etc.)
    • Liaise (and negotiate) with logistics partners to uphold company standards and protect best company interests
    • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency via associated information systems
    • Resolve any germane arising issue or complaints
    • Supervise, coach and train transportation & logistics team
    • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
    • Maintain metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvements
    • Comply with ISO requirements and relative standards
    • Allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs
    • Develop business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions
    • Continually work to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures
    • Must be very knowledgeable of vehicle routes (and time taken through each) & related developments, transportation trends, pricing, and government regulations to protect the company from illegal transportation practices and costs
    • Develop in/outbound logistics contingency plans to deal with supply chain uncertainties
    • Provide feedback to internal customers on consignment pickup, tracking, and relevant information

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Outstanding project management skills
    • Ability to meet multiple commitments in cross-functional team environments under tight deadlines
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with external parties and internal customers
    • Strong presentation skills - must be comfortable and competent at presenting technical information to senior management and defending position
    • Solid personal computer skills and strong capability with Microsoft Office products;
    • Good time management skills with ability to work logically and systematically
    • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally


    • Accountable
    • Responsible
    • Self-motivated
    • Results oriented
    • Confident
    • Capable of leading team
    • Committed approach to work and commitment to own professional development

    Qualifications and Experience

    • First degree (minimum of a 2nd class upper) or HND in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar field
    • Applicants must have a minimum of 10-years’ work experience in Haulage and Logistics Management from a reputable transport firm
    • Strong IT-Skills (e.g. MS Excel)
    • Analytical thinking
    • Autonomous, responsible, reliable, and self-motivated
    • Entrepreneurial mind-set, communication skills, intercultural competency
    • Fluent in English and regional language
    • Proficient in standard logistics software

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resumes (as an attachment), stating the reference code TRN/LOGMGR033 as the subject of the email, to jobs@nextzon.com All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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