Victory

Fleet Manager (located in Nairobi, with regular travel across our Logistic Centers)

Job Summary

In this role, you will be a key member within the Victory Farms Operations department. You will report to our Director of Operations, and will be responsible for scheduling and optimizing trucking routes- both in Nairobi, Kisumu and around Kenya

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Victory Farms Kenya:
Victory Farms aims to be the most sustainable fish farm on the planet whilst it scales to feed 2 billion Africans in the coming 2 decades. Currently, VF is sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing fish farm, and the largest Fish Farm in East Africa. We have operations on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity, with best in class talent from across the globe.

OPEN POSITION:
Fleet Manager (located in Nairobi, with regular travel across our Logistic Centers)

In this role, you will be a key member within the Victory Farms Operations department. You will report to our Director of Operations, and will be responsible for scheduling and optimizing trucking routes- both in Nairobi, Kisumu and around Kenya

Your primary responsibilities will consist of 2 categories:

DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

Create and update fleet schedule to ensure efficient transport of fish across the country
Continuously optimize truck routes as our business continues to expand
Monitor fleet movement to ensure on time and on temperature delivery
Manage third party partners to ensure deliveries are meeting time and quality requirements
Manage a team of drivers to execute their deliveries

MAINTENANCE COORDINATION/MANAGEMENT
Create and update fleet maintenance schedule to ensure all assets are properly running
Manage internal and third-party vendors to complete both planned an unplanned maintenance on time while maintaining a high level of quality
Manage and purchase spare parts to ensure common spare parts are stocked in case of routine maintenance and emergency repairs You will be the primary person responsible for ensuring on time delivery and pickup across our network. This position requires a strong ability to use logic to solve complex problems while working across interdisciplinary teams: you will be working with colleagues all the way from the farm to the branches!

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

Create and update fleet schedule

● Create schedule to align current fleet capacity with volume requirements across different nodes of the network
● Partner with colleagues across the business to update schedule based on needs and capacity available Continuously optimize truck routes
● Leverage best in class industry practices to continuously optimize and improve routing to minimize trucking time and cost
● Update route mapping as new branches and nodes are added- we are always expanding

Monitor fleet movement
● Monitor truck movement to ensure routes are being followed and ensure fish is received at an acceptable temperature at delivery Manage third party partners
● Leverage fleet reporting tools to identify routes where third party logistics companies are needed to fulfill delivery commitments
● Work with Procurement to ensure our partners are fulfilling their contractual responsibilities
● Monitor truck movement to ensure routes are being followed and ensure fish is received at an acceptable temperature at delivery

MAINTENANCE COORDINATION MANAGEMENT

Create and update fleet maintenance schedules

● Compile and maintain a list of all mechanical assets across VF
● Create preventative maintenance schedule for each asset to minimize unplanned downtime Manage internal and third-party mechanics
● Identify and manage pipeline of projects that require maintenance personnel
● Manage internal team of mechanics to ensure both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance is completed at high quality and on time
● Identify and leverage third party mechanics when necessary (e.g., insufficient number of mechanics, niche skill required)

Manage and purchase spare parts
● Identify and purchase high frequency parts for each asset; maintain stock levels to reduce downtime or risk of outages
● Maintain inventory list of parts and ensure purchased parts are being used (rather than buying additional stock)

QUALIFICATIONS:
● 5+ years of experience in fleet management and route optimization at a firm with a fleet of 15+ vehicles
● Good understanding of knowledge in mechanical engineering and vehicle maintenance
● Background in industrial engineering or supply chain is helpful
● Ability to thrive working collaboratively with senior colleagues, solving problems independently, and in a fast-paced environment
● A successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, ability to work in teams, intellectual curiosity, and ability to structure and solve problems
● Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
● An application letter with a maximum of a 2-page CV

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
● Status
: Full time
Benefits included
Vacation Benefits
● Salary:
Competitive, based on experience

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