Depot Manager

Reference: 9513 AV
Consultant: Anneke Viviers 

Job Description: 

  • Liaising with customers for orders, inquiries and rates.
  • Daily scheduling of fleet in Port Elizabeth, George and Eastern Cape area.
  • Coordination with Head of Operations and Subcontractors department on allocation of loads.
  • Forwarding of ETA report to clients.
  • Forwarding of high risk loads on a daily basis.
  • Route inspections from PE / Eastern Cape.
  • The recruitment of new customers through customer visits as indicated by the marketing plan.
  • Research regarding new customers regarding type of company, type of cargo, background and history of the company.
  • Visits to existing customers in order to ensure continuous, high quality service and maintain good customer relations.
  • Inspection of client’s distribution department and facilities.
  • Continuous telephone contact with new and existing customers.
  • Communication with customers in the event of lost cargo, hi-jacking of vehicles and accidents, as well as any claims arising from the above.
  • Regular follow-up visits to new and existing customers.
  • Facilitates negotiations between clients and subcontractors.
  • Settlement of outstanding disciplinary cases – long-distance drivers and accomplices.
  • Checking of staff overtime.
  • Clock times received daily from personnel office, checked, signed and returned.
  • Debriefing of drivers regarding diesel consumption, consumption of pods and trip sheets.
  • Maintenance of discipline.
  • Depot and workshop staff regularly test for alcohol and drugs.
  • Control of depot functions and depot staff.
  • Ensures that productivity in the depot is of high quality and that delays do not occur.
  • Ensure that ablution facilities are clean and tidy daily.
  • If repairs and maintenance are to be done to depot buildings, quotes are obtained and forwarded for approval.
  • To arrange and keep up to date the firefighting equipment’s services.
  • Notifying security of any problems and ensuring that their functions are carried out correctly.
  • Register keeps all equipment (sails, bells, spare wheels etc.) and sees to it that the former is booked in and out.

Qualifications: 

  • Relevant Qualification and experience required

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.