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Truck Driver – Deadline: 28/01/2022

Kenblest Group in Thika is looking to hire Truck Drivers (Medium-Duty Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Vehicles) to join their distribution department.

Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, the driver will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of products to the customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to company systems, policies and procedures.
  • Inspecting a truck before the start of a trip – brakes, lights, oil, insurance etc.
  • Transporting and delivering items to customers in a safe and timely manner.
  • Adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules.
  • Abiding by all transportation laws and maintaining a safe driving record.
  • Operating trucks in an efficient and effective manner while reporting any issues as soon as possible.
  • Ensuring that the truck is washed – ensuring both the interior and exterior cleanliness of the vehicle (cabin included) is maintained.
  • Assisting with offloading customer items from the vehicles where possible.
  • Ensuring no unauthorized goods/persons are transported in company vehicles.
  • Engaging customers in a polite manner.
  • Any other duties deemed relevant by the management.

Required Skills

  • Exemplary driving skills
  • Ability to adhere to assigned routes, schedules, safety procedures and transportation laws
  • Strong time management and customer service skills
  • Ability to drive, lift and carry heavy items for extended periods
  • Attention to detail
  • A polite and professional disposition
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful driving situations (e.g. at rush hour)

Minimum Requirements / Qualifications

  • High School Certificate
  • A valid class BCE driving license with over 5 years’ experience
  • Age – 35 years and above
  • Clean driving record
  • Working knowledge of safety or security vehicle driving and management rules
  • At least 3-years’ experience in sales & distribution – FMCG preferable
  • Experience distributing baked products will be an added advantage

Key deliverables of the job

  • Timely delivery of product to customers using authorized routes
  • Efficient use of fuel (km/l usage)
  • Monitoring truck behavior and timely reporting of anomalies
  • Management of external customers – government authority – police, city council askaris etc
  • Safe driving (speed, brakes, clutch etc.) including inspection of the truck at start of the day and after every delivery

Method of Application

If you qualify for this position, please send us your application with the subject line “Truck Driver” to jobs@kenblestgroup.com by 28th January 2022 C.O.B.

Interviews will be conducted on a roll over basis and successful candidates will start immediately.

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