General Manager


Grindrod is recruiting a General Manager, to be based in Nacala, Mozambique.
  • To effectively manage allocated contracts, ensure profitability and meet ongoing performance and key performance indicators as set out by respective contractual SLA’s; To grow the business organically and also outside current market and industries
  • Financial Management:
  • Cost control within budget parameters
  • Ensure invoicing of revenue according to contractual agreements on various contracts
  • Produce a budget for the contract annually
  • Review and manage budget quarterly
  • Review and update daily forecasts on revenue tracker and KPI dashboards
  • Debtor and Creditors management
  • Manage the day to day costs of the contract. i.e. tyres, fuel, fleet
  • Ensure the operation is profitable by influencing day to day activities to meet budget
  • Collate and submit a full month end report (revenue pack)
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Analyse and monitor revenue, cost and profit and implement corrective and preventative strategies to achieve budget targets
  • Manage compliance on the audit reports
  • Forecast, developing objectives, developing strategies, programming, scheduling, budgeting, developing policies and developing procedures & processes
  • Operations Management and Operational Excellence
  • Planning, Organising, Leading, Controlling
  • Meet Service Level Agreement required for each contract
  • Maintain and monitor operating Processes and Procedures and identify solutions to solve any deviations from operating processes and procedures
  • Identify improvement opportunities and deliver on improvement opportunities
  • Analyse operational data and benchmarks internally and externally
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation plans and keep updated
  • Prepare and submit general and monthly reports
  • Operate the contract to ensure compliance for all internal and external audits
  • Comply with corporate governance
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Pre-determines the operations function and course of action so that it’s resources are used optimally
  • Arranges, delegates and organizes the work to achieve the purpose of the job so that the work is performed effectively by those who are held accountable
  • Influences subordinates so that they perform effective work for which they are held accountable
  • Assesses and regulates the work in progress and results achieved so that corrective action is taken to ensure that all departmental objectives are met
  • Internal Audit and Customer Audit results in line with Business Unit targets
  • Business Development and Marketing:
  • Arranges annual customer audits
  • Communicates service level achievements to all parties
  • Understands the Company’s business plan and implements a marketing strategy around this plan
  • Understands the customers supply chain and offers markets value adding services
  • Develops business models
  • Develops strong relationship with customers at the appropriate level
  • Monitors customer service levels (applies preventative and corrective strategies and actions
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Grow business not only in current market but aim to diversify operations to maintain profitability
  • Customer Relations Management:
  • Ensure and maintain an ongoing operational working relationship with the customer
  • Create an environment of customer intimacy
  • Manage Service Level Agreements with customers
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Thorough understanding of the relevant contracts and customer requirements and SLA’s
  • HR/IR/Staff Management:
  • Manage the onsite operational processes in terms of Policies & Procedures, Performance Management, Training & Development, Recruitment, Manpower Planning, Discipline, etc.
  • Create an effective working environment, and set a tone for the management of contracts
  • Represent the company and embrace the Grindrod culture
  • Conducts periodic performance evaluations in accordance with company requirements
  • Plans and approves leave for all direct reports
  • Evaluates resource deployment and takes appropriate corrective action
  • Performs disciplinary interviews and enquires when required
  • Performs job interviews and participates in candidate selection
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Ensure effective management and deployment of all staff aligned to Company requirements and standards
  • Relationship with the stakeholders
  • Vehicle Maintenance:
  • Manage and monitors and all planned vehicle maintenance activities
  • Manage and monitors and vehicle availability and takes corrective action as required
  • Provides feedback to Management regarding condition and future maintenance requirements related to the national fleet
  • Liaises with National Maintenance Manager on fleet maintenance and costs
  • Performs ad-hoc vehicle inspections and audits
  • Report the fleet status and down-time daily to the COO and CEO
  • Critical Outcomes:
  • Maintenance standards, policies, procedures compliance and all regulatory requirements are met and adhered to at all times; Fleet standards are maintained at all times and optimised use of human resources
  • Minimise down time, maximise fleet availability, track daily spending, budgets are adhered to and appropriate management of all company assets, resources, infrastructure and inventory under your direct control
  • Management Degree or related areas
  • Tertiary Qualification in Logistics/Transport/Supply Chain
  • Effective financial management and reporting
  • Efficient operations management and reporting
  • Effective and pro-active management of customer relationships
  • Effective management of safety, health, environment risk and quality legislation and procedures
  • Effective management of human resources
  • Knowledge of relevant Labour Legislation
  • Fluent in English/Portuguese
  • Solid Information Technology
  • 8-10 Years transport management experience
  • Sound knowledge of logistics, warehousing and distribution
  • SHERQ Management
  • Marketing/Business development – organic and new business and industries
  • Effective resource management
  • Effective asset management and care
  • Optimised utilisation of resources
  • Strong report writing skills (Excel and Word)
  • SAP MM experience advantageous
  • Recognition and procedures agreements
  • Union agreements
  • The relevant Road Traffic legislation
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Entidade Grindrod
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  • Publicado 24.11.2017
  • Expira 23.01.2018
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