What we do
Imperial is an African focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. With a focus on the following key industries - healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals, industrial and commodities - we take our clients’ and principals’ products to some of the fastest growing and most challenging markets in the world.
As a leading global logistics provider, we seek out and leverage new technology to deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions. Through our significant African footprint and international expertise, and with the support of our 25,000 people, we as Imperial live and breathe our common goal which is to connect Africa and the world - and to improve people’s lives with access to quality products and services.
Imperial’s Logistics Africa business is the leading logistics supplier in South Africa, and one of the largest on the African continent, providing Contract Logistics, Road Freight and Lead Logistics Provider solutions.
Imperial’s Market Access business builds complex route-to market solutions, that provide principals access to patients and consumers across Africa, through comprehensive channel strategies that integrate sourcing, sales, demand generation, distribution, marketing, and promotions.
The Logistics International business at Imperial has its headquarters in Duisburg, Germany and is responsible for all Group logistics activities (including Contract Logistics and Freight) outside of Africa.
Imperial became a wholly owned business of DP World (Dubai Ports World) in March 2022 unlocking further global opportunities for us.
Why Work For Us
Everyone who works for Imperial is united by one, clearly defined common purpose –
connecting Africa and the world and improving people’s lives with access to quality products and services.
This means that - as a business and as individuals - we make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Imperial enables access to quality products and services for millions of people in our 26 countries of operation. This includes food, medicine, fuel, and countless other products that make everyday life better.
We win with teamwork
• We collaborate
• We share ideas and opportunities
• We work and win together to achieve common goals
• We hold each other accountable
• We earn each other’s trust with transparency
• We celebrate success together
• We take personal accountability for our performance and our behaviour
• We are free to make a difference
• We bring our whole selves to work
• We go beyond possibility
Our people matter
• Our people’s safety comes first
• We value diversity
• We recognise and respect each other as adults and equals
• We recognise performance and commitment
• We encourage lifelong learning and growth
• We provide opportunities to grow careers
We go the extra mile
• Our clients, principals and customers are at the heart of all we do
• We are fully focused on providing value to our customers
• We act with integrity while striving to add value
• Our communities are better off because we are here
We are innovative
• We expect to improve every day
• We learn from our mistakes
• Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to look for new ways of delivering value to our stakeholders
• We go where others dare not go - we are pioneers
Our Engineering Processes
We practice various forms of Agile processes throughout the business with each team defining and deciding what process fits best for them.
We do however have a strong preference for SCRUM.
Our Hiring Process
We are building small to medium sized technology teams and are therefore looking for top 1% individuals with an active drive to help shape and drive our high performance team culture.