Reports to:Chief Supply and Distribution Executive or Division Manager

Supervises:Transport Supervisor, Clerks and Drivers

Main objectives:Plan, organise, direct and control, through subordinate managers or supervisors, a variety of transport operations in the public or private sector.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Direct the activities of an organisation in the transportation of freight.
  • Maintain responsibility for the condition and provision of facilities for transport and freight operations.
  • Organise and direct the activities of subordinate staff engaged in goods transportation.
  • Monitor transport costs.
  • Liaise with brokers and agencies to facilitate smooth transportation actions.
  • May specialise in a particular field of transport such as air, sea, rail or road.

Typical qualifications and experience:A qualification in a supply and distribution discipline or five to ten years administrative experience with transportation.