Head of Ocean Freight OperationsOcean Freight Manager

Abidjan, Abidjan, Elfenbeinküste Global Forwarding Freight 25654 23. June, 2020
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Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) is the logistics provider of the world with over 520,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories.

However we are an organization that is not just moving goods around but we have a very clear purpose, we are: Connecting People. Improving Lives.

We provide challenges and opportunities for personal and professional development, we recognize the difference you bring to our business and together we share the pride of building one of the largest world leaders in logistics and supply chain.

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (DGFF) is the Group's air, ocean and road freight specialist.

We offer standardized transport as well as highly specialized end-to-end solutions to customers in a wide range of industries globally.

Currently we are looking for Ocean Freight Manager who will define, implement and execute Land Freight Operations.

Are you interested to participate in design and ensure implementation of OFR strategy to deliver flow of goods and information across the customer’?

Would you like utilizing ocean transportation, maximizing profitability and optimizing utilization of business and human assets in line with business strategy and objectives, corporate guidelines and policies?

If yes, please read on.

Your task will be:

  • Contribute to develop OFR strategy in line with business strategy and requirements, corporate guidelines and policies

  • Ensure development of ocean freight forwarding plans and budgets, and achievement of productivity targets and measures to provide ocean freight services for internal and external customers

  • Design and execute plans for ocean freight products in areas such as perishables, pharmaceutical, aviation, etc.

  • Achieve commercial ocean linehaul requirements for the designated area in the country/ region and hub within the prescribed cost and budgetary guidelines

  • Ensure implementation of tight financial control and maintenance of operating protocols on an area basis

  • Scan alternatives to enhance service, secure cost-effective and competitive linehaul, and negotiate competitive rates with suppliers while meeting desired service specifications and transit time targets

  • Oversee RFQ development and clearly communicate guidelines for development of RFQs, particularly for high priority RFQs provide detailed guidance and for critical RFQs conduct launch calls and TRB calls

  • Ensure pricing activities and responses to enquiries in a timely, efficient and globally competitive manner, guide regions/ countries on pricing, and monitor timely and accurate updating of local tariff

  • Guide development and maintenance of data bank of country specific information to enable quick responses to specific network queries

  • Develop and maintain business relationships with customers through regular customer visits

  • Review account performances to win new/ additional and retain existing business, and provide monthly reports to management

  • Review processes and design systems to enhance service quality and alignment with company’s direction and long-term goals

  • Study issues, determine opportunities and introduce best practices for OFR focusing on increasing effectiveness and efficiency

Your profile should look like:

  • Minimum of 6 year’s experience in area of Ocean Freight

  • Exceptional knowledge of the Domestic operation, Customs Operations and Forwarding Industry

  • Relevant experience in Sales, Business Development and Logistics

  • Excellent English language knowledge

We offer:

  • 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

  • Overlooking and leading the Ocean Freight Business in Ivory Coast

  • Possibility to lead and manage team

  • Flexible working hours  with possibility of occasionally working from home upon agreement

  • Possible further career development

  • Competitive salary

If this is something you would like to do, don’t hesitate and start your application.

Application deadline is till 3rd July, 2020.

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