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Career Opportunities at Bahari Forwarders Limited (March, 2019 Recommended Jobs)

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Bahari Forwarders Limited was incorporated some 25 years ago with an objective of carrying out business as Clearing, Forwarding and Transport Company. Ever since its inception the shareholders and directors had a common vision for its geographical growth and expansion. Along the years, Bahari Forwarders Limited has steadily grown within the industry serving all kinds of clients averaging from small to big, low profile to high profile in the East Africa region

Transport Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Transportation and Driving


Reporting to the General Manager,
The Transport Manager will be responsible for the effective running of the fleet and ensuring that laid down standards of service are maintained at all times

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in the budget formulation process.
  • Maintain and update vehicle inventory to ensure seamless service delivery.
  • Manage yard staff and ensure a high degree of motivation, efficiency, and discipline.
  • Ensure vehicles are properly maintained.
  • Prepare regular reports on vehicles mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance thereof maintenance of the fleet management system and generation of reports.
  • Follow-up proper reporting and documentation of accidents and claims and statutory requirements.


  • A diploma in transport/logistics related field
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a commercial environment of which 2 years should be in a similar position
  • Good customer care and coordinating skills
  • Well developed communication skills, both written and verbal at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to make decisions and to solve problems
  • Ability to work long and odd hours and meet strict deadlines
  • Should have some level of marketing skills
  • University degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

HR Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Human Resources / HR


The Key Responsibilities are:

  • Provide technical support in all aspects of human resource management.
  • Manage staff recruitment processes.
  • Manage staff development and performance management process.
  • Manage the staff reward system.
  • Ensure that the company maintains enabling and effective employee and industrial relations.
  • Effective administration of human resource processes.
  • Effective financial management as relates to human resources.

The person required must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human resource or Business Administration
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or related fields and a member of a recognized professional Human Resource body such as Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills

In addition, the individual must be:

  • Flexible, resilient and self-controlled, with ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate other staff
  • A person with high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Computer literate and has working knowledge of Human Resource Management Information Systems.

Mandatory Criteria:

  • At least three (5) years’ experience in a similar position
  • Industry experience: LOGISTICS

Container Depot Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Logistics


The Container Depot Manager will be responsible for all container operations from receiving of bookings, managing the Nairobi Depot, Planning the container yard, container gate in/gate out and all other container-related activities, including reefer plugin and monitoring, environmental Matters and financial performance of container operations.

  • The incumbent is expected to provide measurable input to the depot business strategy within the limits of the role
  • The incumbent will be the predominant authority in defining operational plans and be responsible for steering the course of action that determines the achievement of results in a number of areas which complement each other
  • The position will drive subordinated positions (and functions) to efforts of implementing and enhancing operations methods of the depot
  • The incumbent will be expected to be creative in implementing and modifying systems, practices and approaches while also influencing working methods to meet customer needs & improve productivity


  • Ensures a cost efficient operation in excess of current best practices
  • Provides the leadership and direction for the depot operations
  • Liaises closely with shipping companies, trucking companies, port authorities, and other statutory authorities to ensure that their requirements are met
  • Liaises closely with vendors, suppliers, external consultants, etc to ensure that divergent deliverables are met as required by the terminal
  • Ensures compliance with HSSE policies & procedures to promote safe working practices and ensure lost time injuries are kept to a minimum
  • Assist when necessary in establishing or reviewing customs and other external procedures affecting depot users
  • Measures and monitors performance against critical criteria, policy and guidelines established.


  • Preferable a university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering or a marine qualification or similar level
  • Minimum 5 years in operations roles including staff responsibility
  • Understanding of the transport industry and an ability to relate with the shipping company and other associated industry managers
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate across the organization
  • Experience in cost and productivity optimization through process optimization, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures
  • Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations including computer terminal management systems
  • Extensive knowledge of Container Terminals operational practices
  • Experience in finance-related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives

General Manager-Logistics Company

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial



Reporting to the Business Head. Will head all operational divisions of BFL i.e. Transport; C&F; Direct Loading, Nairobi Depot…etc

To determine objective resource needs and allocate them within financial parameters set at the secondary policy level. The organizational section/unit managed represents a considerable part of the department’s total operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university
  • 5 years of professional level. Experience in Importation & Customs procedures shall be given preference.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.


  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Interested candidates should send CV’s to [email protected]

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