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Logistics Coordinator

Responsible to coordinate the efficient and safe handling & transport of all local and International cargo from Paramaribo to the Merian project site. Responsible to coordinate transportation of employees to and from the Merian project.

Description of Duties:

  • Daily transportation requests and for special trips such as site visits, sports activities and implements the required transportation arrangements
  • Adequate logistics manpower and related resources to effectively and efficiently perform all required services.
  • Department operating costs are within budget
  • Daily communication with Protocol and other personnel on transportation arrangements for expatriate and local staff traveling by air or land to and from site.
  • Record of transportation are maintained including number of trips, number of passengers and cost.
  • Routine contact with local transportation companies responsible for the movement of international cargo to ensure construction and operations maintain efficiencies. Focus on Customs brokerage activities and interface with Custom’s Officials.
  • Inbound air cargo is cleared and transported to Merian site in an efficient manner.
  • Coordinates customs presence for product shipments
  • All inbound air cargo is fully reconciled and accounted for.
  • Timely maintenance of all vehicles assigned to Logistics department
  • Logistics personnel are properly trained and equipped to carry out their responsibilities
  • Logistics personnel adhere to requirements of Surgold’s Health Safety and Environment Management Plan
  • Logistics personnel are aware of the significant environmental impacts of their work activities and the environmental benefits of improved personal performance
  • Insurances, Licenses and Fitness Certificates are purchased for all vehicles and road services licenses are renewed on an annual basis
  • Good house keeping practices and procedures are observed and maintained

Pre-requisites / competencies:

  • Education: applicable years of service and experience in a management position
  • Language Skills: Bi-lingual both written and oral (Dutch and English)
  • Experience: 5 years of management experience in transportation or related field. Experience managing 3rd party contractors.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Basic Computer: Microsoft Products, Excel, Word
  • Multi tasking
  • Ability to Interface with senior management