• Career Opportunities at CourierPlus

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2012 Deadline: 20 November, 2012
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  • Our client, CourierPlus Limited is a top quartile Courier firm recently acquired by a dynamic group of companies. Due to on-going re-engineering and transformation, the organization seeks qualified candidates to fill the following key positions: 

    The suitable candidate must be able to identify and deliver critical value drivers of the courier business and successfully execute a turn around strategy for a growth-focused business. 

    Key Responsibilities 
    • Create and cascade the vision and mission of the organization to all stakeholders 
    • Design and implement successful corporate strategic plans to move the organization to the next level 
    • Wholly accountable for the overall performance of the business in terms of growth and profit
    • Responsible for generating and achieving annual financial and customer service objectives 

    Critical Skills and Competencies 
    • Strong leadership and communication skills 
    • Convincing courier and logistics operations experience 
    • Previous hands-on experience in managing a business within a highly competitive industry 
    • Expert in strategic planning and execution with strong entrepreneurial mind-set  
    Education and Experience 
    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree in Logistics or Supply Chain or advanced degree in business management will be an advantage .. In addition, the candidate must have at least '15 years working experience in supply chain and logistics management.

    2. REGIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Positions in Lagos, East and North)

    Reporting directly to the MD, this senior manager position is focused on developing and growing profitable business opportunities for CourierPlus in the various identified regions. 

    Key Responsibilities 
    • Develop and execute strategies that will exponentially increase revenue/market share and profit in the respective regions: 
    • Sourcing and development of viable partners and agencies 
    • Increasing local visibility and penetration 
    • Manage key customer relationships 
    • Lead a vibrant team of sales professionals towards achieving overall organizational objectives 
    Required Skills and Competencies
    • Passion for target achievement and a great team player 
    • Strong client relationship management skills 
    • High commercial acumen 
    • Good high level networking skills 
    Education and Experience
    • At least 10 years cognate experience in the courier and logistics industry with proven success in sales and new market development. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or HND, Master's degree will be an added advantage. 

    3. BUSINESS (SALES) MANAGERS (Positions in Lagos)

    Directly reporting to the Business Development Manager, the business manager's main focus is to win, grow and retain customers. 

    Key Responsibilities 
    • Responsible for developing and expanding sales of all courier services in specific industries 
    • Maintain good and profitable relationship with all  customers and other stakeholders
    • Key account Management 
    Required Skills and Competencies 
    • Strong sales and client relationship management skills 
    • Excellent customer service skills 
    • Entrepreneurial mind-set 
    Education and Experience 
    At least 5 years cognate experience in sales and marketing in courier and logistics industry with proven record of revenue target achievement. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or HND. 

    Reporting to the Head of Operations

    Key Responsibilities 
    • Effectively manage vehicle administrative functions including scheduling, routing, driver management, maintenance, etc 
    • Prepares timely and accurate operational reports to aid management decision making 
    • Demonstrates excellent decision-making skills to deal with critical customer service issues 
    • Implements industry and international best practices in fleet management 
    Education and Experience 
    • Minimum of First Degree/ Higher diploma in transport management or mechanical engineering. Ideal candidate must also possess the following attributes: 
    • At least 5 years experience in a similar position 
    • Possession of strong organizational skills for prioritizing workload 
    • Must have managed a fleet of at least 40 vehicles 
    • Possession of technical certifications will be an advantage 

    Method of application: 
    Interested candidates should forward their CV and a cover letter by email to: rmcvacancies@yahoo.co.uk using the job title as the subject matter. 
    Submission closes 2 weeks after this publication. 

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