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Oct 18, 2016

Logistics Company General Manager Job in Arusha, Tanzania

Our client, a leading perishable handler and logistics company that provides quality, affordable and timely logistic solutions to horticultural industry across Tanzania is looking for a dynamic and experienced candidate to take up the position of General Manager in Arusha, Tanzania

Duties and Responsibilities

Company Management
  • Accountable for the overall performance of the company and for the day-to-day running and management of the company’s operations
  • Leading the team in the development and implementation of the company policies and strategies under the guidance of the Board of Directors.
  • Lead in the establishment and enforcement of company’s core values, vision, mission and strategic objectives.
  • Ensure the company complies with statutory and other legal requirements locally and internationally.
  • Ensure progress reports are timely prepared and present to the Board for recommendations and advice.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with partners including media, government and other private sector partners on behalf of the company (Company’s spokesperson)
  • Liaise with other stakeholders in advocating for issues concerning logistics business environment in Tanzania
  • Identify and innovate new business ideas for the company viability and sustainability
  • A Secretary and an Ex-Officio to the Board
Business Operations Management
  • Responsible for the development and timely implementation of the company’s strategic roadmap such as the business plan, action plans, marketing plan, operations plan, etc.
  • Mobilize resources for the implementation of the company’s strategies.
Financial, Human and Other Resource Management
  • Effective and efficient mobilization and management of company resources i.e human, financial, and other resources
  • Ensure availability and compliance with control and management tools i.e manuals, policies, guidelines.
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  • Maintain good relationship with the suppliers and negotiate terms of contract in favor of the company with a view of reducing costs and maximizing quality
  • Lead, motivate and manage human resource to deliver quality services to customers and achieve set targets
  • Develop, implement and improve the company’s succession plan
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business Management /Logistics Management/ Clearing and Forwarding or any other related fields.
  • At least 5 years working experience in private sector leadership preferably in Logistics - Air Freight/ Sea Freight or any related fields
  • Good knowledge of customs tariff and taxation system in the logistic industry
  • Good command of English and Swahili language.
  • Advance skills in computer application are a MUST.
  • Good presentation, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
Preferred age 35-50, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Application Procedure

Only email application with the position title placed in the subject line is accepted. 

Your application should be sent to [email protected] 

The application deadline is 28th October, 2016 .

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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