Vacancy for Team Lead - Trucking at DAMCO Nigeria

 Employment Nigeria 30-Dec-2017 NIGERIA , Transport and Courier  

DAMCO Nigeria, a  transportation and logistics solutions company is  recruting to fill the position below:

POSITION : Team Lead - Trucking

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure smooth coordination for all deliveries from seaport, airport, warehouse, customers factory and cross border shipments.
  • Timely return of empty containers
  • Ensure empty containers are returned swiftly after offloading at clients’ warehouse.
  • Ensure trucks having difficulties in dropping empty containers are escalated on-time to Head of Operations.
  • Timely dispatch of TDOs/ATL and Loading of cargo from all ports and Warehouse
  • Ensure the coordination of prompt dispatch of TDOs with all required documents for loading containers from seaport and airport.
  • Ensure prompt deployment of procured trucks for loading at port and warehouse.
  • Daily reporting on empty container status.

Timely Delivery:

Ensure that delivery takes place within 48 hours after TDO received. Ensure cargo is delivered timely, safely and in right quantity.

Right Equipment:

Ensure that the right truck is deployed for cargo delivery at all times.

Cost Reduction and Management:

  • Ensure daily tracking of all shipments and report on status of trucks location.
  • Ensure trucking rates maintain or stays low as possible whilst ensuring reliability and quality trucks.

Prompt Return on EIR:

  • Ensure all EIR and waybills are returned within a stipulated time as agreed with management.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with the gate team on terminal operation issues.
  • Daily update of TrakIT.
  • Weekly operations trucking report.
  • Build internal and external relationships to ensure smooth operational process
  • Ensure that all relevant documents are retrieved from truckers after cargo delivery so as to fast track the invoicing process which in turn will impact working capital cycle.
  • Ensure TrakIT is up to-date and accurate.


  • A degree from a reputable higher institution.
  • 2 years post qualification job experience in relevant field.
  • Proactive and able to respond to issues in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of trucking documentation requirements in import and export.
  • Knowledge of reliable truckers in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of Customs and Ports working patterns and procedures.


  • Innovative
  • High level of energy.
  • Result oriented.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Analytical and strategic management skills.

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