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May 08, 2015


Lafarge Cement - WAPCO Nigeria Plc

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Transport Operations Manager At Lafarge Cement - WAPCO Nigeria Plc

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Created in 1833, Lafarge group, headquartered in France, is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in three of its activities: No 1 worldwide in Cement, No 2 worldwide in Aggregates & Concrete, and No 3 worldwide in Gypsum.

Transport Operations Manager 

Job Title    TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER (Internal Candidates Only)
Business Unit    WAPCO Operations
Job Type    Permanent
Location - Country    Nigeria
Location - Town / City    Lagos

Job Description    
The Transport Operations Manager is responsible for the monitoring and managing all transport related activities such as Transporters performance, truck utilization; deployment of trucks; back office

Duties & Responsibilities    
The position is responsible for the following main activities:



  • Responsible for Managing the transporters and fleet under the trucking strategy scheme and similar future schemes
  • Ensure coordination of all transport planning, routing and Implement load scheduling with a view to achieve a good truck cycle time for the trucking strategy fleet
  • Responsible for accurate reporting and Interpretation of data to identify trends in monitoring of the activities of the dedicated Lafarge trucks and other contracted trucks
  • Works with the Finance Business Partner - Supply Chain and Transport Services Manager in monitoring and analyzing the performance of the contracted trucks with a view to achieve the projected savings of the full year transport cost

Carrier Performance:

  • Ensures THE DEDICATED TRANSPORTERS provide in a timely manner an adequate number of Service Resources to achieve the minimum trips/truck and cost savings in accordance with the provisions of the agreement, the Service Specification and the Company’s requirements
  • Responsible for monitoring the deliveries of the Products on the date and within the delivery window or within the Journey management plan for the route
  • Work with the Representative of the transporter to convey a Joint Management Meeting on a date they agree in the calendar month following the end of each calendar month at which time Services will be reviewed and key matters shall be discussed
  • Works in collaboration with the Distribution manager to ensure resources loads within 12 hours after it reports to designated loading point in accordance to time frame and truck loading plan given to the transporter
  • Ensures dedicated transporters on all occasions provide accurate details of truck whereabouts and activities per trip for payment purposes and validation
  • Tracking of Service Resources - 100%: Ensures THE TRANSPORTERS’ Services resources are equipped with tracking devices to enable the Company visibility and tracking of its Products under this Agreement. And shall conduct quarterly assessment of these KPI and make recommendations to Lafarge on the KPI which.
  • Visibility of Service Resources – Minimum level of 95%: Ensure all Service Resources are visible by the Company’s GPS system during the performance of the Services. The error margin being +/- 5% and 100% being the optimum performance of this KPI, which THE TRANSPORTER shall seek to achieve. Make recommendations to Lafarge Management for any violation of this KPI
  • Leads the Monitoring of Service Resources speed with the Road Safety with a view to ensure they do not exceed the agreed speed threshold of the Company during performance of the Services.


  • Oversees the transportation operations of a Lafarge Wapco Operations. The manager has to monitor various activities of the department as well as the safe transportation of cement from the company to the scheduled delivery location
  • Responsible for directing activities related to truck utilization, lead the inbound and Outbound logistics coordination for the BU (across the 3 plants), dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles, transporters relationship management
  • Responsible for Managing approximately 85 transporters and their fleet (over 1,800 trucks)
  • Leads investigation and resolution of issues surrounding delays, customer and transporter complaints across the BU
  • Ensure coordination of all transport planning, routing and Implement load scheduling with a view to achieve a good truck cycle time for the from the other transporters
  • Ensure transport department operational expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
  • Works with the country Road Safety Manager in the implementation of 5 pillars of logistics - Contractor management; vehicle management; driver management; Journey management and Load Management with a view to develop our transporters to 5 star and promote safety management system through transporters’ safety audits
  • Responsible for Transport plan and capacity check on a weekly horizon as an output from Sales and Operations Planning
  • Implement Business rules for daily transport optimization
  • Leads Management of Carrier Operational Performance

Essential & Desirable Skills    
• Minimum BSc degree, preferably in business-related studies
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in Supply Chain or logistics, experience as a middle manager is an advantage
• Experience of managing teams and external contractor Bachelor’s Degree or HND. Professional Strong qualification in marketing or its equivalent

- Technical competencies:
• Understanding of Supply Chain and its various functions as well as logistic process& scheduling.
• Ability to interpret financial data and estimate costs (analytical skills)
• Capability to drive Lafarge safety standards within logistics and transportation activities.

- Behavioural competencies:
• Customer oriented
• Operational mindset
• Results oriented
• Team management skills and working ability
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong organization and planning skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills

- Managerial competencies:
• Effective communication skill
• Effective team leadership skill
• Coaching and Training skill

Year of Experience

5-10 year


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