Ocean Freight Director

Ocean Freight Director

Pds Consulting

Ocean Freight Director

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DIRECTOR OCEANFREIGHT SOUTH AFRICARole Purpose Statement: Lead, develop, and manage the Ocean Freight product function to achieve sustainable and long-term competitive advantage. Drive the business performance of the division in order to maximize the P&L results and develop the business on a short and long-term perspective. Main Tasks and Accountabilities:Drive the development and processing of all Oceanfreight related businesses in South Africa.Lead the development and formulation of short- and long-term strategies for the Ocean Freight in alignment with short- and long-term strategies in South Africa.Participate as a member of the management team in the formulation of strategies and objectives on a short, medium- and long-term basis for South Africa.Develop a pipeline of new customers, identify business opportunities and provide development plans to South Africa.Build up and maintain a strong relationship with existing customers, as well as the network.Drive and execute digitisation and innovation within this Product.Be responsible for volume growth, productivity and product cost within your area of responsibility within South Africa.Be responsible for identifying and mitigating business risks in this Product area.Define the business requirements for South Africa IT Systems/Solutions and Ocean freight related master data.Ensure effective carrier negotiations and develop new procurement models for South AfricaImplement Oceanfreight strategy (products, preferred carrier, market penetration targets etc.) including preferred carrier relationship management and negotiations, procurement and reporting to regional Ocean freight.Define and enhance the national organisational setup for this Product.Establish a national operational framework based on company Regional/Corporate standardization of processes and IT, benchmark and regulatory compliance procedures.Develop and enhance national Ocean master data and manage its maintenance.Manage the Ocean bid including pricing strategies and national/regional Ocean bid SOPs.Process national market intelligence, KPIs and statistical data.Drive enhancement of integrated collection and delivery within South Africa .Liaise with country management regarding replacements of key country Oceanfreight positions in order to allow national staff management and job rotations.Ensure training of sales organisation.RequirementsRelevant Bachelor and/or Masters degree or equivalent.Minimum of 10 years experience in a senior management capacity.Extensive knowledge of the Oceanfreight industry, operational processes, and markets. Currently working in the Freight Clearing/Forwarding industry.A good understanding of Customs requirements and processes.Deep knowledge of operational processes including forwarding and clearing.Outstanding interpersonal skills, and cultural sensitivity.Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).Strategic management skills and experience.Flexibility and willingness to travel Nationally and on occasion Regionally.Ability to work with remote colleagues across cultural, language, distance, and time zone barriers.Strong focus on upholding company reputation and brand.Target and goal-oriented with emphasis on top and bottom-line growth.Good problem analysis and solving ability. We will also seek evidence of the following characteristics and abilities:Leadership skills (including leading of change management processes).Leader as Coach.Business Acumen.Strategic Ability and insight, including conceptual thinking.Drive for and deliver results.Knowledge of financial, risk, and business management practices and processes.Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.Ability to drive personal results as well as build relationships and collaborate within and outside the network.Conflict management and motivation skills.

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