Head of Road Freight

Posted 1 year ago

Recruitment: Head of Road Freight

Location: Douala, Cameroon

Salary: Negotiable

Intel HR Consulting is currently recruiting for the position of Head of Road Freight for one of its clients in the logistics sector. The Head of Road freight will be responsible for driving the implementation of the global procurement strategy for RFR at country level (end-to-end incl. inland logistics and depot as well as demurrage management) and shall report to the Cameroon Country Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidelines to RFR teams to properly translate global requirements regarding capacity management into country specific tasks and follows performance
  • Ensure route planning, capacity allocation in country
  • Forecast and identify specific in country supply and demand as well as coordinate network planning and controlling.
  • Escalate local carrier issues to Regional Route Management or local supplier KAMs
  • Manage the financial under- or over-coverage of the GM
  • Ensure local procurement (incl. inland logistics)
  • Ensure seamless communication and alignment with regional/global RFR Management
  • Ensure adherence to globally negotiated contracts
  • Optimise local RFR procurement for spot quotes and consolidation opportunities
  • Ensures good relationships on the day-to-day work with service providers at country level
  • Set internal rates for local procured activities and checks the internal rates set centrally for the own country
  • Interact with customers in alignment with Sales


  • Extensive knowledge of OFR forwarding business and carrier/supplier landscape
  • Proven track record in people management role (leadership, motivation and people skills)
  • Be able to demonstrate strong communication capabilities
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving mentality
  • Have at least 3-4 years of experience


Closing date:  Wednesday 9th October 2019

If the above role interests you, send CVs only to recruitment@intelhrc.com specifying in the subject   Head of Road Freight

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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