Transport Manager Job Placement -Umeme

Job Title:      Transport Manager
Organization: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
Manager Investments
About US:
Umeme is a public
company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi
Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high value
international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession with a
structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda,
distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.
Job Summary:
The Transport Manager will be responsible for managing the execution, direction
and coordination of all transportation matters in the company. This includes
ensuring vehicle availability to meet the company transportation requirements,
that vehicles are safe and meet legal requirements, managing budgets and making
sure that drivers are aware of their responsibilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, implement and periodically review the fleet management
    system in the company to ensure effectiveness in transport services
  • Periodically review and track compliance to transport supply
    contracts and agreements by third party transport providers to ensure the
    company gets value for money.
  • Plan and implement 
    routine  fleet maintenance
    checks and data analytics and advise management on necessary interventions
  • Monitor overall transport spending to ensure expenses are consistent
    with best practice and are within approved budgets.
  • Ensure accurate, proper and timely accounting for transport
  • Ensure safety of all company fleet and users and ensure adherence to
    company and national safety regulations and legislation
  • Monitor operations to ensure effective internal controls in fleet
    management, compliance to the company transport Policies and procedures
    and suggest improvements where necessary
  • Provide appropriate technical support for fleet acquisition and
  • Manage the company Fleet insurance policy and ensure all insurable
    risks are mitigated.
  • Conduct employee training sessions 
    for all company drivers in areas such as safety, hazardous material
    handling and quality improvement
  • Supervise transport staff, ensure staff growth, productivity and
    succession planning

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Umeme Transport Manager job vacancy must
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering
  • Membership of an internationally recognized transport professional
    body would be an added advantage
  • Five years or more in a transport and logistics management
    supervisory role in a busy commercial entity
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people/ the
    business in all its dealings.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the
    strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions / options, conclusions
    or approaches to transport issues.
  • Active Listening – ability to give full attention to what other
    people are saying, taking time to understand positions  being made, asking the right questions
    at  appropriate times.
  • Negotiation — Bringing opinions together and trying to reconcile
    differences in methodologies of work execution. Negotiating best contracts
    for the company
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of vehicles, tools and
    machine equipment to use in each transaction.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing transport management performance
    of self, team members and the business to make improvements or take
    corrective action.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should first fill out their application
forms online, Click
and thereafter send their updated CVs
Deadline: 22nd June 2018 by 5:00 PM
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