Swissport Head of Regional Fleet Management (Middle East & Africa) Job at JKIA, Nairobi, Kenya

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Swissport is
an international organisation that provides ground handling services for
around 230 million passengers and 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on
behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. 

is active at 280 airports in 48 countries on 5 continents.  Swissport
Kenya Limited is recruiting for the following position based at our
warehouse located at Terminal 3 – Cargo Section – Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport.

Head of Regional Fleet Management – Middle East & Africa: Ground Support Equipment Maintenance

About us: Swissport
International Ltd. is the leading Ground Services Provider to the
aviation industry. Swissport is employing over 61,000 dedicated
professionals, serving over 835 client companies at 290 stations in 48
countries on five continents. 
Swissport delivers unparalleled value in
the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel
Services, Fueling and Aircraft Maintenance. 
We strive to operate with
the core values of People, Professionalism, and Partnership in all that
we undertake. 
Our mission is simple – “To provide the aviation industry
with consistent and tailor-made solutions around the globe, for a better
customer experience”.

Job Role Summary: The Head of
Regional Fleet Management is a key member of the regional headquarters
management team responsible for leading the implementation, development
and continuous improvement of cost effective fleet management solutions;
assuring compliance with SPI mandated fleet management policy;
identifying and sharing best practice and project managing the
implementation of fleet management systems. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Align with global fleet management strategies and assure regional compliance
  • Develop and communicate regional plans that reflect global requirements
    and the vision to be the industry leader in fleet management
  • Lead the regional implementation of all fleet management activities related to asset, maintenance and inventory management
  • Take functional responsibility for the through life management of the
    all fleet assets for ramp, cargo, deicing and fueling operations
  • Develop short and long term fleet replacement plans based upon business
    needs, equipment reliability, maintainability, cost, quality, and
    operational efficiency
  • Maintain oversight of all related fleet
    management costs to ensure that total cost of equipment ownership is
    managed effectively through life
  • Lead the development of a KPI driven performance management culture within the regional fleet management team
  • Monitors operational availability of fleet assets taking proactive
    action to address areas of concern and SLA targets that are not met
  • Reports on a regular basis to the regional management team on all KPI’s, major projects, roll out and developments
  • Lead the drive to achieve outstanding preventative maintenance in order to improve equipment reliability and reduce costs
  • Take ownership and development of regional fleet management Local
    Operating Procedures, ensuring compliance through a regular audit
  • Lead the development of lean processes that will eliminate waste and maximize efficiencies.
  • Drive an ethos of continuous improvement through identifying,
    communicating and instilling best practice consistently across the
  • Apply Lean 5S principles to ensure that workshops, parts
    stores and all maintenance areas are well organized, clean, safe and
    efficiently functional
  • Provide leadership, direction, guidance
    and advice to fleet functional teams to ensure full alignment, unity of
    purpose and help them resolve critical fleet management issues.
  • Provide Procurement with feedback on equipment reliability and supplier performance in supporting equipment through life
  • Collaborate with Safety on any incidents or accidents involving equipment
  • Lead equipment design improvements that improve operational performance, reliability and safety
  • Act as the fleet management Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing
    advice and guidance up, across and down the regional chain of command
  • Participate in global fleet management forums and workshops to help develop the Swissport Fleet Management System
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Higher level of education, preferably Bachelor’s degree in related engineering or fleet management field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in operational fleet management roles; preferably in the aviation sector
  • Previous experience as a GSE workshop manager highly desirable
  • Experience in developing requirements documents, formulating plans and managing roll-outs effectively
  • Experience of working in a performance management culture driven by KPIs
  • Ability to work with key stakeholders in multiple locations and at various levels
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent
    communication, organization, time management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; clearly able to articulate position with clarity at all levels
  • Results oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter with a high degree of motivation and pro-activeness
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the region (50%)   
How to Apply

Your application letter and CV Only should be forwarded via email: 


The Human Resource Manager
Swissport Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 19177, 00501 


as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the
business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not
discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected

In case you do not hear from us, please consider your
application as unsuccessful.  

Be part of the team that is recognized worldwide for excellence and quality!

Closing Date: December 29th 2016

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Updated: December 19, 2016 — 6:49 pm