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Semesh Ramjiawan
Qualification :
Transport and Logistics Manager
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Transport and Logistics Manager

About our Client

Transport and Logistics Manager with a track record of achieving organisational goals, with leading global companies such as Imperial Logistics, Kolok Unlimited, DHL, DSV, Cannon, Epson, Consol Glass, Procter and Gamble, and Pioneer Foods. Skilled in business management, implementing cost savings, and budget revenue forecasting to ensure profitability. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work as a supportive team member and meet deadlines.

Core Skills

• Transport & Warehouse management

• Accident & Incident investigation

• Team training & development

• Data analysis

• Budgeting and financial costing

• Tracking analysis

• Audits & KPI performance

• Asset management

• Wage & fuel management

• Fleet management

• Key Accounts management

• HSSE & Risk management


• Managed a Business Annual Turnover of approx. NZ $9M per annum

• Currently, manage 2 x operations nationally with a total of 62 trucks and 74 staff

Professional Experience

Logistics Business Unit Manager

Nov 2011- present, Transport and Logistics Company (Fleet of 62 Long-haul trucks, drivers, and Fleet Controllers)

Overview of the role: Manage fleet to achieve maximum profit with minimum costs, and manage staff to perform to the highest standards and in line with regulations. Managed 3 x division over a 10 year period.

• Currently, manage 2 x operations nationally with a total of 62 trucks and 74 staff

• Aligned Business Unit into the operating standards of the company by identifying which were underutilized and operating below budget

• Manage a Business Annual Turnover of approx. NZ $9M

• Monitor internal operational costs, fleet utilisation, fleet downtime and resources in order to achieve budgeting results and other financial criteria including PBIT

• Liaise with customs for International loads(Cross Border) and managing cross border loads

• Implement and monitor operational activities to ensure compliance with operational protocols, legal, health, safety and other regulatory requirements

• Optimise routes and fleet utilisation, facilitate achievement of agreed KPIs, and ensure availability of fleet for preventative maintenance

• Ensure optimisation and alignment of resources, systems and processes

• Check accuracy, completeness and authorisation of the summary wage sheets

• Implement performance management process, learning and development, succession process and recruitment processes to ensure continuous improvement

• Handle disciplinary enquiries and grievances and ensure consistent application in line with HR processes

• Conduct monthly Health Checks and facilitate a process to ensure month on month improvements

• Foster a culture of risk awareness to support action plan activities

• Prepare weekly fuel consumption report for fleet, per make, per vehicle, per driver, top 5, bottom 5 with corrective action plans, progress reports on action plans

• Manage and control services, fuel consumption, driver performance, vehicle appearance and ensure that vehicles are equipped and compliant with safety regulations and road laws

• Ensure that all COFs and licenses are valid and that Cross Border Loads are cleared and in line with SARS

• Quote on all Long-haul and Cross Border Rates which are market-related

• Involved in SQAS and RTM Audits


Senior Transport Controller

Oct 2010 – Nov 2011 

• Management of around 150 employees plus casual staff and approx. 100 4,5,8,10,16 Ton trucks

• Planned and allocated trucks to the daily route before loading to ensure maximum truck utilization

• Negotiated prices with rental agencies re-rates and contractors, and arranged hire of haulage trucks

• Assisted with budget planning and implementing cost-saving procedures

• Ensured that all queries from customers and within the company were handled in a professional manner

• Involvement in ’’Predict Report’’ – Exceptions on Harsh breaking, speed & fuel consumption

• Assisted with the best time, managing transport staff overtime

• Implementing new procedure to minimize damages to trucks

• Conducted cost management training, implemented cost-reducing strategies, and managed fuel consumptions

• Completed reports for submission to Logistics Manager

• Provided ongoing training for staff on StandardOperating Procedures

• Managed staff performance in specific areas to establish opportunities for development

• Investigated accidents and put together a casein preparation for disciplinary procedures

• Signed and checked monthly invoices from truck rental companies

• Compiled daily & monthly stats and was involved in AARTO to ensure drivers and fleet met requirements


Prior to 2010, I was employed as a Business Manager for Vericon Outsourcing (ABI Coco-Cola Site), a Sales Consultant for a mobile phone provider, and as a Warehouse Manager (Purchasing & Procurement)


• Management Development Programme in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

• Industrial Relations Development Programme

• Transport Supervision


Short Courses

• Employment Equity Act, 1 Week

• Industrial Relations Development (Disciplinary Procedure, Employment Act), 2 Weeks

• RTMS (Road Transport Management System for Audits) Training, 1 Week

• Fire Fighting Level, 2 Weeks

• Occupational Health and Safety Representative 1 week


• Spending quality time with my wife and children

• Enjoy swimming, fishing, and playing sports

• Love taking on new projects, from home renovations, to repairing equipment and cars

• Have developed a keen interest in the stock market

• Hiking, exploring new places, and learning about the history


• MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Ohio (MBA) operation system

• Olsa Vetting System

• SAP(Basic)

• Winfreight/ One Link

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