Transport Coordinator Careers – Fracht Uganda

Job Title:   Transport Coordinator   

Organisation: Fracht Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Fracht Uganda is a Swiss International Freight Forwarder that has been in existence since 1955; with its headquarters located in Basel, Switzerland. As a reputable Freight Forwarder, FRACHT has a worldwide network that stretches across all continents. We are in 115 countries worldwide; of which 16 of these are in Africa.

 

Job Summary:  The Transport Coordinator will oversee transportation requirements and ensure that all Fracht import and export cargo is loaded, transported and offloaded in time and safely according to regulations.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Co-ordinating with Internal and external stakeholders

  • Leads, directs, guides and monitors the work of subcontracted long haulage and shunting transporters
  • Collects all transport requests and through coordination with trucking companies provides solutions to transport related challenges
  • Assesses trucking company’s performance and through reviews recommends improvement measures

Operations Monitoring and follow up

  • Continuously track and trace trucks in transit while updating truck movement reports
  • Share truck allocations with trucking companies and commercial team as well as follow up for actual loading/offloading
  • Evaluates, records and responds to additional/special requests such as truck alternations, transshipment, port overnight stay etc
  • Handle and ensure proper documentation is done whenever there is short delivered or damaged cargo
  • Coordinate document distribution between Fracht and subcontracted transporters including delivery notes, invoices, export and import documents
  • Resolve operational problems related to truckers. Investigate situations and complaints and recommend solutions.

Planning, Research and Development

  • Review and revise where required the transportation schedules to ensure efficiency and to reduce costs.
  • Provide support in the planning, performance review, market research and implementation of improvement measures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of regional, national and local laws, regulations and standing orders e.g weight restrictions, journey management, covid 19 guidelines etc
  • Collects, analyses and reports statistical data regarding the transport section and the Fracht Operations in general.

Field Trips and Stakeholder meetings

  • Prepares and submits stakeholder visit schedules to the head of operations
  • Following the approved visit schedule meet the stakeholders
  • Prepare and submit stakeholder visit reports to management
  • Be the contact for drivers and subcontracted transporters representative both in the field and at the office.

Reporting

  • Reports accidents and any other irregularity with potential financial implication to management immediately once made aware of the incident.
  • Issues incident reports on each reported accident/incident and avails them to the head of operations for further processing and closing.

Recording

  • Prepares the onboarding document for all new subcontracted transporters
  • Ensures that proof of delivery is submitted by transporters on all transport files prior to payment of transporters
  • Ensures timely updates are done in the electronic cargo tracking system for all shipments handled.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Customs Clearing and Forwarding
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • A certificate in East Africa Customs Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate.
  • Knowledge in customs clearing and forwarding is an added advantage
  • Demonstrate aptitude of teamwork
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Must have effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must be prepared to work long and irregular hours
  • Ability to keep deadlines is a must requirement

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letter, CV’S and copies of academic documents merged in one PDF document to recruitment@ug.fracht.com

Applications will be received on a rolling basis

 

Deadline: 9th December 2022 by 5:00pm

 

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Date Posted 2022-12-05
Valid Through 2022-12-09
Hiring Organization Fracht Uganda
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda