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Team Lead – Trucking at Damco Nigeria

DAMCO is one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. For more than 100 years, we have been providing our customers with transportation and logistics solutions that support the way they want to do business, wherever they are in the world.

We are recruting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Team Lead – Trucking

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • As Team Leader for Trucking, you will be able to bring your experience to the team and work in a pleasant work environment.

Key Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Timely dispatch of TDOs/ATL and Loading of cargo from all ports and Warehouse
  • To ensure the coordination of prompt dispatch of TDOs with all required documents for loading containers from seaport and airport.
  • To ensure prompt deployment of procured trucks for loading at port and warehouse.
  • To ensure smooth coordination for all deliveries from seaport, airport, warehouse, customers factory and cross border shipments.
  • Timely return of empty containers
  • To ensure empty containers are returned swiftly after offloading at clients’ warehouse.
  • Ensure trucks having difficulties in dropping empty containers are escalated on-time to Head of Operations.
  • Daily reporting on empty container status.

Timely Delivery:

  • To ensure that delivery takes place within 48 hours after TDO received. Ensure cargo is delivered timely, safely and in right quantity.

Right Equipment:

  • You are to ensure that the right truck is deployed for cargo delivery at all times.

Cost Reduction and Management:

  • Ensure daily tracking of all shipments and report on status of trucks location.
  • Ensure trucking rates maintain or stays low as possible whilst ensuring reliability and quality trucks.

Prompt Return on EIR:

  • You are to ensure all EIR and waybills are returned within a stipulated time as agreed with management.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all relevant documents are retrieved from truckers after cargo delivery so as to fast track the invoicing process which in turn will impact working capital cycle.
  • Ensure TrakIT is up to-date and accurate.
  • Follow up with the gate team on terminal operation issues.
  • Daily update of TrakIT.
  • Weekly operations trucking report.
  • Build internal and external relationships to ensure smooth operational process

Position Qualifications

  • A good first degree from a reputable higher institution.
  • Minimum of two years post qualification job experience in relevant field.
  • Proactive and able to respond to issues in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of trucking documentation requirements in import and export.
  • Knowledge of reliable truckers in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of Customs and Ports working patterns and procedures.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Analytical and strategic management skills.
  • Innovative
  • High level of energy.
  • Result oriented.

We Offer

  • You will be a member of Damco Nigeria Management team, reporting to the Head of Operations.
  • You will be given the opportunity to express your ideas and mentored to understand the Company processes and build a strong career.

Application Closing Date
18th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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