The successful candidate will provide leadership support to position the company at the forefront of the industry and work closely with the Managing Director in ensuring that the company’s corporate objectives are achieved.
The successful candidate will:
Provide direction, leadership and structure for the bus company’s fleet operating units and their personnel.
Coordinate the fleet operation of the company to agreed quality standards.
Direct and coordinate activities of the bus company to provide passengers with fast, efficient and safe transportation while ensuring optimal bus availability.
Lead the fleet transformation of the company while preparing and monitoring the fleet budget to ensure financial prudence.
Participate in developing overall policy and strategic plans.
Recommend routing and scheduling in order to improve service delivery.
Implement programmes to ensure attainment of business plan for growth and profit within agreed budgets and timescales, primarily through the expansion of the bus route network.
Be responsible for the attainment of defined operational goals, monitoring success and taking corrective action where necessary.
Desired Skills & Experience
Proven experience of people management to a high standard and at all levels;
A team builder with excellent people skills;
Good understanding of urban transport management and in particular bus operations;
Experience of working and coping in diverse environments, good understanding of personal coping mechanisms;
Ability to maintain high standards of attention to details.
Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the industry’s concepts, practices and procedures
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Leads and directs the work of others
Possesses a wide degree of creativity
Experience and Qualifications
Not less than 15 years cognate experience in the bus operations industry with at least 5 years in top management position in a bus company with a fleet size of a minimum of 500 buses.
Management experience in Maintenance Operations, Planning and engineering procurements.
Candidate must have a good tertiary qualification in applied sciences with a preference for Auto Engineering.
Membership of relevant professional bodies