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Employment Opportunity : Transport Officer: Road - (HRL 15 / S8)

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Transport Officer: Road - (HRL 15 / S8)

Sappi Southern Africa Ltd.

To plan, co-ordinate and execute road deliveries from own plantation sources as well and ensure optimal utilization of loading and transport equipment, to supply timber to the respective markets as per mill demand.



  • Ensure that Contractor operations are optimized to ensure transport efficiencies and reduce downtime
  • Inspect new and existing depots to determine suitability for Contractor
  • Operational planning for Contractor dispatching trucks and loaders on a daily basis
  • Inspect Contractors trucks and loaders regularly to ensure compliance to Sappi RMS
  • Inspect roads where issues are detected and advise on requirements to Forestry staff
  • Enforce respective mill quality specifications through depot and woodyard inspections
  • Conduct regular inspections on Contractor loading points for compliance
  • Distribute daily sales plan based on Depot Stocks/Mill Demand/Orders
  • Verify timber sales as per TCS (DLOG70 vs Tracking)
  • Management of Contractor uptime reports and loading tons (weekly)
  • Calculate Contractor route standards for trips (including backhaul information)
  • Verify depot to market leads with GIS/Contractors
  • Verify uptime variance claims from Contractor for monthly uptime reports (weekly)


  • Planning & Organising
  • Analytical thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness
  • Pro-active
  • Communication


  • Grade 12/Matric and studying towards a Transport related qualification
  • National Diploma in Transport or Forestry will be advantageous
  • Up to 3 years relevant experience
  • Valid Code EB driver's license
  • Computer Literacy


If you meet the specified requirements please submit a detailed CV online with all relevant information

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2017

Applications to be submitted online: via Sappi Career Page

Sappi career page can be accessed via sappi global intranet pages or www.sappi.com

For enquires contact: Siyanda Gama, Regional Head Office HR
+27 (0)11 407 8502 or siyanda.gama@sappi.com

Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Should you not have been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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