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Transportation and Logistics

Head of Operations

Millar Cameron is representing a leading Pan African logistics business who are hiring a Head Of Operations

The Role

The organization currently has a fleet of 500 trucks and has growth goals to expand to over 1000 trucks within 2 years.
They require a proven Operations Manager who has experience of running a multi-region operation, who has strong process optimization and standardization skills, strong commercial acuity and the ability to engage and improve the existing leadership team.

This is a challenging role due to the complex geographical and cultural nature of the business but provides the opportunity to make changes that would see the company consolidate as the key regional brand within transportation

The role will involve extensive travel across Africa

Based in Solwezi you will be responsible for managing an asset heavy division and the largest revenue generator in their business.

The successful candidate for the Head of Operations will have the following responsibilities:
Leading a team across 5 different geographies, including 5 Operations & Tracking Leads
Identifying and delivering efficiency improvements throughout the fleets
Implementing cost and process optimization opportunities
Championing and implementing standard operating procedures
Creating a culture of collaboration across the whole business
Working on delivery performance, asset effectiveness & supply flexibility

The ideal candidate for the Head of Operations will have the following skills and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing or Similar
3-5 years’ leadership experience within the Logistics or Supply Chain sector
Experience and certified Six Sigma, Kaizen or similar, process engineering experience
Experience of working internationally

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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