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  • Transport Coordinator Kigali
  • Wasoko in Kigali, , Rwanda
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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About Us:
Wasoko (“people of the market” in Swahili) is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. We are East Africa’s biggest digitized retail distribution platform powered by our own in-house logistics network. Tens of thousands of informal retailers across East Africa use Wasoko to order everyday essential goods and receive working capital financing.
The informal retailers of Africa today are the primary if not the only channel used by consumers to purchase essential goods worth over $600 billion per year. The fragmented infrastructure across large land mass, distributed but diverse population and rather a smaller basket size spend does not yet lend themselves to big basket retail or mass consumer ecommerce. Instead, the informal retail ecosystem is THE channel for building the plumbing for digital and consumer
commerce across Africa.

This is Wasoko’s opportunity. Wasoko with its brand, scale and logistics network is best... positioned to build the technology-leveraged rails to serve the 1+ billion African consumers through informal retailers. We are building a digital-first operating system for informal retailers, focusing initially on B2B distribution but quickly incorporating a host of other tools and services to help communities across Africa get more for less.

Role: Transport Coordinator

Transport at Wasoko is a fun, agile, and people-focused business. We believe in the motto 'We win through our people.'

As a Transport Coordinator at Wasoko, you will be responsible for coordinating all Logistics activities within their area of operation. This includes dispatching orders and scheduling vehicles, drivers, and orders to ensure timely delivery. You will be reporting to the Hub Warehouse Manager.

This is a challenging role where you will have the opportunity to grow your career and be part of a strong team.

You must enjoy being part of a dedicated team working together to make a difference in the lives of our customers and employees in relevant and memorable ways.

If you are looking for a change and ready to make a difference ... we are looking for you.

Reporting into: Hub Warehouse Manager

Direct Reports: Fleet Associate

Direct Peers: FC Supervisor

Expectation:
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Ability to manage change processes
• Ability to drive standards within the business
• You can work in a challenging environment
• Drive a culture of accountability, results, and performance

Key Responsibilities:
• Route Planning and Optimization: Develop and implement efficient transportation routes to ensure the timely delivery of goods while minimizing costs and maximizing resources.
• Fleet Management: Manage and maintain a fleet of vehicles, including scheduling maintenance, repairs, and inspections to ensure they are safe and compliant with regulations.
• Driver Management: Recruit, train, and supervise drivers, ensuring they have the necessary qualifications, licenses, and training to operate vehicles safely and efficiently.
• Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with transportation regulations, including driver hours, vehicle weight limits, and hazardous materials handling. Implement safety protocols and procedures to minimize accidents and injuries.
• Inventory Management: Coordinate with warehouse and inventory teams to ensure accurate loading and unloading of goods.
• Customer Service: Communicate with customers to address inquiries, resolve issues, and provide updates on delivery schedules. Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction through efficient and reliable transportation services.
• Cost Management: Monitor transportation costs, including fuel, maintenance, and labor expenses, and identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
• Performance Monitoring: Track key performance indicators such as on-time delivery, vehicle utilization, and fuel efficiency, and implement measures to improve performance as needed.
• Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate records of transportation activities, including driver logs, vehicle inspections, and shipping documents, to ensure regulatory compliance and accountability.
• Problem-Solving: Address logistical challenges and unexpected issues that arise during transportation operations, such as traffic delays, vehicle breakdowns, or adverse weather conditions.
• Continuous Improvement: Identify areas for process improvement and implement best practices to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and safety of transportation operations.
• Collaboration: Coordinate with other departments such as procurement, sales, and distribution to ensure seamless integration of transportation services with overall business operations.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, or a related field.
• 3+ years of experience in Logistics, and Fleet Management preferably in an e-commerce or retail environment.
• Strong leadership and management skills, with experience in leading and motivating teams and delivery agents.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with teams across different functions and levels.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Knowledge of logistics processes, Fleet Management warehouse management systems, and inventory management.
• Understanding of safety and security measures in a logistics environment and Fleet Management.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities
Kigali Rwanda

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