Fleet Manager - Durban, South Africa - Talent Candey

Talent Candey
Talent Candey
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Durban, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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Retail Logistics client is currently looking for a
Fleet Manager based in

Must be Fluent in both English and Afrikaans
Overall Role Function_

The overall objective of this operations manager role is to effectively manage and oversee the day to day (also nightshift) operations of the depot/plant.

This includes the short term planning and scheduling of daily operations.

This extends from the productivity of drivers and their vehicles; along with the overall maintenance of vehicles; solving queries etc.

in order to deliver exceptional service within clients' SLA.


  • Matric and Advanced Studies (Tertiary Diploma/Degree) advantageous
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in transport environment.
  • Managing up to 1520 fleet
  • Proven track record managing portfolio of customers.
  • Specific industry experience beneficial.
  • Clear criminal and credit record
Budget Control:_

  • Creditors
  • Ensure all invoices and PO's are signed off and submitted to Finance. Follow up on outstanding money

  • Other

  • Insurance claims, traffic fines, vehicle maintenance
  • Management of driver hours
  • Budget and Resource Planning
  • Use relevant data and analysis to give input into budget preparation for the division/depot.
Client Service:_

  • Service Culture
  • Deliver within SLA

  • Partnership Management

  • Cultivate objective working relationships with variety of stakeholders (e.g. HR team, IT, Clients)

  • Client Relationship Management

  • Daily client interactions on the frontline. Solve challenges and queries to reduce complaints.
Operational Execution:_
Oversee and manage own fleet of vehicles

  • Schedule maintenance, Weekly checks, Services, Washbay, Breakdowns (where applicable)
  • Licensing of vehicles
  • Manage diesel consumption

Trip management

  • Manage and schedule drivers' working hours
  • Route planning
  • Oversee successful loading of goods at clients with all relevant paperwork
  • Planning and scheduling the overs (old order incomplete from last loading cycle with new orders received.

Site Management

  • Manage the washbay, workshop and diesel


  • Prepare and submit weekly operational stats
  • Prepare and submit weekly financial flash to clients
  • Prepare, analyse and submit monthly operational stats

Operational Efficiencies:

  • Work with team of drivers to deliver operational efficiencies
  • Delivery of superior quality customer experiences within SLA
  • Fleet management

People Management

  • Plan and manage performance, skills development and team motivation. Achieve efficiencies and increase competencies.
  • Address employee's issues or grievances
  • Management of drivers performance, i.e. weekly monitoring of their consumption per km, daily debrief and weekly reports indicating outliers.
  • Driver PDP and licenses
  • Manage drivers' leave and overtime (update daily)

R R30 000 pm (no overtime)

Job Types:
Full-time, Permanent

R20, R30,000.00 per month

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Diploma (required)


  • Fleet Management trucks: 3 years (required)
- budgeting: 3 years (required)

- route planning and scheduling: 3 years (required)

  • Tracking and tracing: 3 years (required)
- vehicle maintenance - licensing, insurance: 3 years (required)
- retail logistics: 1 year (preferred)

- code 8 drivers and car (required)

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