Head OF Ground & Rail East Africa

Recruiter / Employer: CEVA Logistics
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired


Within the East Africa region, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, designing and managing development or support function involving multiple teams and areas of responsibility to deliver high-performance results that support the company's Ground & Rail operations business objectives nationally and internationally.


  • You will provide leadership, guidance and supervision to managers responsible for projects, programs and/or support functions on East Africa Ground Operations.
  • You will monitor, measure and control the structure and performance of Ground & Rail Operations teams.
  • You will develop methods to achieve business goals at the optimum return on investment level for the company.
  • You will manage the budget, financial performance, risk management, regulatory compliance and quality controls of the Ground & Rail Operations function in specific areas of responsibility.
  • You will manage the Ground Operations function using business practices that take into account the economic impact of new projects on the organization and strategic business objectives, including cost benefit analyses and budget planning.
  • You will develop and maintain development programs that provide adequate levels of training, backup planning, skills development, and general department efficiency and capability.
  • You will conduct annual performance reviews for all staff in the Ground & Rail department. You will also address all performance problems of employees directly in line with the company's personnel policies.
  • You will ensure compliance with general rules and regulations on Ground & Rail Operations.
  • You will use superior communication skills to motivate staff and develop effective working relationships with managers and customers.
  • You will ensure there is proper use of the work area and all equipment belonging to the employer and personal protective equipment.
  • You will accept any additional duties as situations arise.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in transportation and logistics industry.
  • Ability to make quick, smart business decisions.
  • Strong oral communication skills and negotiating talents.
  • Previous management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively train others, preferably with experience in doing so.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management skills, ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.


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