Freight Manager

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

  • R400,000 - R450,000 pa cost to company

  • Job 2055400 | Ref DUR000968KS

  • Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Sharon Nurock Recruitment

About the Position

This global company is currently seeking the services of a Freight Manager, to ensure all Supply Chain freight providers are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operation in the most cost effective manner.  You will report to the Manager:  Logistics and the Analyst:  Transport/Admin Assistant will report into you.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:-

  • Financial Degree/Diploma and or Logistics Degree/Diploma.
  • 3 to 5 years freight industry experience.
  • Freight experience (Freight Laws), Road, Air and Shipping.
  • Strong understanding of Freight costings for both local and imports.
  • Must be very analytical and preferably with a finance background.


  • Planning routes and load scheduling for multi-drop deliveries.
  • Allocating and recording resources and movements on the transport planning system.
  • Ensuring all partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations.
  • Communicating effectively with clients and responding to their requirements.
  • Booking sub-contractors and ensuring they deliver within agreed terms.
  • Overall in charge of all logistics queries and concerns.

Transport Management:-

  • Directing all transportation activities.
  • Developing transportation relationships.
  • Monitoring transport costs - monthly schedules of costs by route and product.
  • Negotiating and bargaining transportation prices.
  • Dealing with the effects of congestion.
  • Confronting climate change issues by implementing transport strategies and monitoring an organisation’s carbon footprint.
  • Formalised service level agreement for all freight companies with specific monitoring on customer service levels to be reported both locally and globally.
  • Working closely with Finance department ensuring costs allocated accordingly.
  • Monitoring and highlighting transport spend.
  • Ensuring all transporters adhere to Hazchem Compliance/OHSA.
  • Monitor customer service levels as per agreed KPI’s for specific customers.

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