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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • DHL Global Forwarding, formerly known as DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, is a division of Deutsche Post DHL providing air and ocean freight forwarding services. It also plans and undertakes major logistics projects under the brand name DHL Industrial Projects.
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    Head of Ocean Freight

    Currently we are looking for Head of Ocean Freightwho will be leading and implementing country ocean freight strategy, product portfolio, processes and procurement.

    Would you like manage, control and develop the Ocean Freight businessin the respective country?

    Are you interested in delivering maximum profit and optimizing business assets and human resources?

    If yes, please read on.

    Your task will be:

    • Coordinates execution of global procurement strategy for OFR at country level (end-to-end incl. inland logistics and depot as well as demurrage management)
    • Provides guidelines to OFR teams to properly translate global requirements regarding capacity management into country specific tasks and follows performance
    • Directs and controls activities performed to effectively manage end-to-end capacity for ocean freight within the country (procure capacity, plan and control network). Develops and roll out corrective action plans when targets are not met
    • Responsible for optimizing local OFR procurement for spot quotes and consolidation opportunities
    • Support and co-ordinate the development, implementation of key initiatives and programs
    • Provide leadership in the areas of product and business development and resource utilization
    • Sets compliance standards in accordance with corporate/divisional guidelines and monitors adherence
    • Monitor operational quality and instill a culture of continuous improvement
    • Liaises with sales to support interaction with key customers and providing pricing and margin guidance, support on bids and RfQs
    • Ensure the maintenance of and adherence to health, safety and security standards in the workplace in line with corporate guidelines
    • Ensure 100 % adherence to DGF products codes and Shipment types
    • Ensures 100% control of GP and profit share.
    • Support country’s efforts in maintaining healthy relationships with trade bodies and government agencies & authorities, including being an active subscriber or participant of global research agencies
    • Creates, develops and maintains good relationships with customers and service providers, while facilitating negotiations of best rates at country level
    • Maintain and support interdepartmental relationships
    • Responsible for constant improvement and optimization of production means (cost management) and operational and service level quality

    Your profile should look like:

    • Minimum of 10-15 years experience in OFR
    • Excellent knowledge of the Ocean Freight and Forwarding Industry
    • Relevant experience in Sales, Business Development and Logistics
    • Excellent Presentation, Facilitation and training skills
    • Excellent Customer-facing and interaction skills
    • Very Good Communication skills – spoken and written
    • Very good negotiation skills and influencing skills
    • Experiences in Leadership skills

    We offer:

    • Working for Unique Strong International company with clear goals and objectives
    • Employer who respect employees and help manage your time at and away at work to achieve work/life balance
    • Strong team with interaction with people from all over the world
    • Overlooking and leading the Ocean Freight Business in Country/Region
    • Possibility to lead and manage team
    • Possible further career development with global internal training plan
    • Unique international strong brand spirit of DHL
    • Employer who respect employees and help manage your time at and away at work to achieve work/life balance
    • Strong team with interaction with people from all over the world
    • Flexible working hours  with possibility of occasionally working from home upon agreement
    • Possible further career development
    • Competitive salary

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to DHL Global Forwarding on to apply

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