Company: BP
Skills: Operations Management, Supply & Distribution
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Key Accountabilities

  • Instrumental in setting and obtaining approval for transport operational targets (budget) that include HSSE, Customer, Financial, Transport Efficiency and People measures, as well as Operating Standards
  • Leads, motivates and coaches the Transport Operations Team to deliver outstanding performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) under various categories such as HSSE, Customer, Financial and People as well as Operating Standards
  • Whilst ensuring optimum performance, seeks improvements to build competitive advantage in terms of customer service, safety, security, asset utilisation and costs within agreed budgets
  • Operates a cost information system which periodically indicates actual expenditure against budget limits, and regularly investigates, identifies and prepares factual reasons for abnormal differences
  • Co-ordinates, controls and leads all aspects of the physical handling, care and maintenance of the terminal's road delivery fleet in line with "best in class" logistics performance
  • Focuses the terminal's transport resources on customer service by ensuring that the terminal's bulk vehicles are dispatched according to the COT (centralised order taking) schedule; that the next day's schedule is checked and signed off and realistically executed, to ensure that the COT is actively appraised of constraints that may occur in terms of gantry capacity, bulk fuel availability, vehicle breakdowns and BVO (bulk vehicle operator) availability
  • Ensures compliance with BP policy, control, audit and legal requirements and effects consequences for non-compliance
  • Liaises closely and regularly with Logistics and Terminal Managers and Fleet staff on the required standards of bulk vehicle care and maintenance
  • Selects, develops and manages relationships with contractors and third party suppliers to ensure effective working practices and performance
  • Ensures that all bulk vehicles are fit for purpose, meet BP Driving Safety Standard (DSS) and are maintained in a good condition to make deliveries both safely & legally
  • Ensures that all BVO's are adequately trained, briefed and are medically fit to perform their duties as per DSS & local legislation
  • Ensures Journey Risk Management route maps are developed and made available to BVOs when they being briefed at start of a trip
  • Maintains effective relationships with Trade Union bodies and local TU representatives
  • Demonstrates HSSE leadership, fully supports HSSE to ensure that transport operations team assimilates these values
  • Reviews, analyses and implements methods, systems and practices to improve transport operating efficiency and reduce costs ensuring at all times the Company's reputation and licence to operate is maintained by compliance with the relevant legislation and safety requirements
  • Reports on any issues that may have strategic impact on the organisation
  • Adhere to process safety practices & procedures so that incidents may be prevented and/or mitigated via the identification, assessment and understanding of both minor and major hazards in terms of plant, process & people.
  • Manage Drive Cam so that maximum benefit is derived from the technology by especially influencing BVO behavior positively
  • Ensure that TSS fully uses C-track to monitor transport operations. Extract vehicle usage statistics and exception reports from C-track to performance manage both TSS and BVOs.
  • Accountable for the delivery of S&H/Transport/Stocks discipline at the awareness to all new and existing staff; and where appropriate the delivery of other related training such as Depot Induction, Emergency Response and S&H Works Procedure

Educational background: Degree in Logistics/Transport Economics or a related technical field

Experience: 5+ yrs of transport management/logistics experience and good operational knowledge of terminal procedures, supply and logistics