Dispatch Executive at Lafarge Africa Plc

by Area Talk

Job Summary:

The Dispatch Executive is responsible for all dispatch operations during the shift. (S)he will focus on managing a set of teams – Dispatch Assistants in the delivery of set dispatch objectives and standards.



  • Responsibility for the dispatch operations
  • Ensure HODIM & SAP operations and related problems are handled on time or forwarded to appropriate quarters
  • Dispatch Operations:
  • Interact with internal customers to increase efficiency

Dispatch Operations:

  • Interact with internal customers to increase efficiency
  • Track and report KPI related to dispatch
  • Serve as liaison with all internal customers ( Packing plant , Security and Sales ) for daily shift operational activities .
  • Prints out assigned dispatch documents
  • Monitors implementation of dispatch plan/schedule and reports deviation
  • Manage all dispatch operations, Staff to include, Dispatch Executive, and Dispatch Assistant
  • Ensure health and safety procedures implementation in the work area
  • Trains and evaluate subordinates to enhance their performance and development. Addresses performance issues and make recommendations for personnel actions
  • Optimize process to ensure efficient loading with aim to achieve shift dispatch targets
  • Performs other functions assigned
  • Ensure accurate figures are updated in the daily and hourly report
  • Monitors housekeeping activities at the trailer park and logistics area.


  • Ensure proper communication of actions, related decisions to all people concerned
  • Responsibilities include:
  • Interviewing, hiring under the control of the company policy, and training employees.
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Appraising performance
  • Resolving problems
  • Manage a continuous improvement plan and identify the “best practices” in and outside Lafarge group.

Technical Competencies

  • Strong understanding of Logistics and its various functions as well as logistic process & scheduling.
  • Ability to interpret financial data and estimate costs (analytical skills)
  • Capability to drive Lafarge safety standards within logistics and transportation activities.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Adherence to safety policies and regulations
  • Ability to manage change in a busy environment
  • Customer oriented
  • Operational mindset
  • Results oriented
  • Team management skills and working ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Continuous improvement
  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours per day in case of emergency (personal involvement and openness)
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Pro-active, stress resistant
  • Leadership
  • Time management


  • Minimum BSc degree or HND, preferably in business-related studies.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in logistics operations, experience as a middle manager is an advantage
  • Experience of managing teams and external contractors

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates Should Click Here to Apply online.

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