Operations Manager, Freight Industry

Serial No: 15544
Skills keywords: computer literate, good communication skills, organisational skills, project management

Short Bio:

I have been in the road freight industry for over 8 years in South africa. Mainly in heavy/abnormal loads cross border.

Current location:  Northern Cape, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: south african
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Transport and Logistics, Admin and Clerical
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom

Tertiary Education

1999: Pinetown College – N2
Subjects passed: Business economics, Business practices, Business English, Computers, Accounting

2000-2001: Academy of Learning – Computer Clerk course
Subjects passed: Word ’97, Excel ’97, PowerPoint ’97. Ms Outlook, Internet, Pastel, Office practices, Bookkeeping.


2003: Damelin – Sales and Marketing Management

2011 – Yonke – Conduct efficient warehousing

2012 – SA Maritime School – Local and International Trade

Career Experience

2002: Sunglass World
Position: Store/sales manageress

Duties Included:
Cashing up, and basic reconciliations, Banking, Sales, Stocktaking.

Mar 2003 – 31 May 2005: AV Electronics
Position: Reception, PA, Admin, Internal/External sales, Branch coordinator

Duties Included: Switchboard, Filing, Typing of correspondence, recording minutes of meetings, Arranging meetings, flights and accommodation, Orders, Quotations, Stock counts, Receiving and sending stock, petty cash ,Debtors, Telesales, Sales representative, Supervising technicians.

1 December 2006 to 31 November 2009:  Nomic Freight (Pty) Ltd
Position: Logistics Coordinator/ Personal assistant

Duties Included: Switchboard/screening calls, Diary management, Minutes of meetings, Arranging meetings and flights for the directors.
Arranging the transportation for import and export containers around the country. Full and empty containers. Monitor and track containers. Problem solving. Negotiating rates with transporters. Quotations Printing and processing of customer and supplier orders. Invoicing cost of sales, purchases returns and credit notes on Pastel. Liaising with customers and suppliers. Customer visits on a weekly basis. Typing, faxing and filing of all correspondence.

During 2007 we went to New Zealand for 5 months
July 2007 to November 2007 – Village at the park – Retirement village
Caring for the elderly and admin/office assistance.

3 Jan 2010 to 31 Oct 2011: Trans Africa Carriers
Position: Operations/ PA to directors

Duties Included : running a fleet of 8 vehicles cross border – Low beds for the transportation of Abnormal loads, Abnormal Permits, cross border permits, empty vehicle permits, harbor permits, horse and trailer licenses. Arranging fuel, toll monies, documentation and escorts. Attending to all breakdowns and all repairs to horses and trailers, arranging of all equipment for vehicles and drivers. Tracking of vehicles.  Arranging transport with sub contractors for abnormal loads and general cargo. Filing, faxing, loading instructions, daily and weekly reports on vehicles for directors.  Supervising of loading, arranging cranes and riggers to load and off load. Arranging BV inspections for DRC loads and customs inspections for part loads

1 Nov 2011 to 31 April 2013:  Corfield Logistics
Position: Cross border operations Controller

Duties Include: Arranging the transportation of break bulk DBN to JHB and cross border. Project cargo, cross border and around South Africa.
Monitor and track Loads. Problem solving. Negotiating rates with clients and transporters. Quotations Supervising of loading Filing, faxing, orders. Load instructions.

1 May 2013: TN Africa Transport and Logistics
Position:  Admin / PA/Operations Manager/ sales

Duties Include: Arranging the transportation of break bulk DBN to JHB and cross border. Project cargo, cross border and around South Africa. Sales – cold calling on potential clients for new business Monitor and track Loads. Problem solving. Negotiating rates with clients and transporters.  Quotations Supervising of loading Filing, faxing, orders. Load instructions. Invoicing Accounts – customer and supplier age analysis ,Spread sheets etc

Personal assistant to the Managing director – Organizing meetings, diary management, arranging flights, accommodation and Transport. Typing of correspondence and compiling documentation as required.