Operations Manager – Transport Industry – R800K – R700K

Hire Resolve’s client in the Transport Industry is urgently seeking the expertise of an Operations Manager to join their team in Johannesburg, Gauteng.


  • Ensure that all vehicles are licensed & roadworthy and maintained according to requirements
  • Ensure that all vehicles are clean and aesthetic, all auxiliary equipment, and systems, e.g., Fleetboard, Fuelmaster, etc. are fitted and working
  • Optimize the utilisation of all vehicles through proper planning, scheduling, controlling and maintenance of vehicles
  • Achieve budgeted Revenue and Profit targets
  • Manage costs in line with budgets e.g., salaries, fuel consumption, labor broker/casual costs, vehicle R&M, rental, fines, penalties, cell phones etc.
  • Ensure that the department complies with all relevant financial processes and control procedures e.g., data capturing and expense authorization and that all required reports are submitted timeously
  • Ensure that insurance claim documentation is completed and submitted timeously
  • Deliver Key Performance Indicators and Scorecards to all clients
  • Establish and maintain sound relationships with all customers and staff
  • Maintain a neat, clean, tidy, safe, and healthy work area and comply with environmental and occupational health and safety standards and legal requirements, such as ensuring that all safety appointments are done, safety meetings are held, registers are maintained, safety inspections take place and accidents, and incidents are investigated
  • Ensure that all employees receive Safety training annually
  • Responsible for Human Capital management in the department and for the management and coordination of all direct reports
  • Ensure that agreed numbers of motivated, suitably competent, committed employees with valid licenses are available at all required times
  • Performance Management (performance documented, reviews & feedback done, PDPs implemented) bi-annually
  • Ensure that shift and duty rosters are in place and working and that all employees comply with statutory working hours and with the Company’s leave and sick leave policies and standards
  • Deliver the department’s EE targets



  • A tertiary qualification in Transport/Logistics management will be an advantage
  • At least five years’ operational experience at the management level in a road freight company
  • Knowledge of vehicle and equipment technology, specifications & application
  • Working knowledge of all relevant Legislation and Regulations
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate (Outlook/Excel/Word/Database).
  • Understanding the Company’s management systems, policies and procedures
  • Ability to chair disciplinary hearings, facilitate meetings and conduct interviews


  • Salary: R700K/yr – R800K/yr, salary negotiable
  • Performance Bonus
  • Private Health Care
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Training & Development
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) (if applicable)

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or by emailing your CV to logistics@hireresolve.za.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to contact Rebecca at 021 180 0855 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days

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