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DISPATCH SUPERVISOR, AND LAYING AND FIXING SUPERVISOR

 

Lafarge is the world leader in building materials. Present in 64 countries, the Group responds to the world's demand for housing and infrastructure. Lafarge is driven by the needs of its customers, shareholders, local communities and architects.


Our interests in East Africa are represented through our operations in Bamburi Cement Ltd, Hima Cement Ltd, Bamburi Special Products Ltd and Lafarge Eco Systems.

 

Bamburi Special Products Ltd is the manufacturer of high quality pre-cast concrete paving blocks and pioneers in the development of concrete paving solutions under the brand name "BamburiBlox".

 

 

We are looking for ambitious, focused and committed professionals to join our Commercial Team in Nairobi.

 

DISPATCH SUPERVISOR (01 POSITION)

 

This position is responsible for the logistics in and around dispatch and delivery of Precast Blox to customers' sites, ensuring that the right quantities and quality are delivered to the designated site and in a safe manner.


Key responsibilities include:
1. Ensuring compliance with Group Health and Safety Policies, Advisories and Standards.
2. Establishing a comprehensive fleet management system that captures all performance parameters for the drivers and trucks, and ensuring data is evaluated on a weekly basis.
3. Designing (in liaison with the Sales Team) and managing loading and distribution schedules and ensuring appropriate route planning is applied efficiently and effectively.
4. Ensuring legal compliance with regard to transport and driver regulations both for staff and contractors.
5. Ensuring timely and accurate transport purchase order generation for all customer transport invoices to facilitate quick processing of GRN's and accrual of all transport expenses incurred by end of month.

 

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Higher National Diploma in Transport and Logistics.
• At least three (3) years working experience in transport and logistics preferably in the construction industry as a fleet supervisor or equivalent OR At least three (3) years experience and hands-on knowledge on fleet management related to construction equipment and general transport.
• Supervisory experience of at least three (3) years with at least ten (10) staff members in a busy working environment.
• Excellent planning, organization and problem solving skills.
• Unquestionable integrity and good team player.
• Valid driving license.

 

LAYING AND FIXING SUPERVISOR (01 POSITION)

 

This position is responsible for ensuring that Bamburi Precast products are laid on sites to BSP's standards, in a timely manner and within budget.

 

Key responsibilities include:

1. Ensuring compliance with Group Health and Safety Policies, Advisories and Standards.
2. Preparing budgets for each job in line with the contract before commencing.
3. Assembling site teams taking into consideration the size of the job and other requirements of a particular laying contract.
4. Checking and ensuring bases are in order, setting out levels and positions for kerbs, channels etc and ensuring all preliminary requirements have been met before actual block laying starts.
5. Taking final measurements and preparing sub-contractors' payment certificates on completion of a job to facilitate invoicing and costing.

 

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering. A Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering will be an added advantage.
• Three (3) years progressive experience in Civil Works.
• Two (2) years experience in Laying and Fixing works is an added advantage.
• A valid driving license.
• Supervisory experience of at least five (5) years with at least twenty (20) staff members in a busy civil engineering environment.
• Excellent budgeting, planning, organization skills and problem solving skills.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Unquestionable integrity and good team player.
• Selling skills would be an added advantage.


How to apply


If you are interested in joining our team, please send your Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae containing names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of your capabilities by 30th September 2014 to this email address bspinternal.applications@lafarge.com


Please remember to quote the position on the email subject line.


Bamburi Special Products Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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