AF9547 - Freight Manager | Al Futtaim Logistics | Dubai

Department: Al Futtaim Logistics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2013
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Automotive

Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the region’s automotive industry. The company imported the first consignment of Toyota vehicles to the UAE and established Al-Futtaim Motors in 1955.

Al-Futtaim represents 44 automotive brands across 16 countries and encompasses every aspect of the business:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles sales
  • Manufacturing agricultural vehicles
  • Construction equipment sales and service
  • Used car sales
  • Rental and leasing

Al-Futtaim Logistics

Al Futtaim Logistics is the leading regional provider of world class Supply Chain Solutions rated among the top 5 Logistics companies in Middle East spread over 2 million sq. feet of existing warehousing and over 15 million sq. feet of existing open storage (auto/industrial) across the UAE. It also has a fleet strength of more than 500 vehicles, with operations in Gulf countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Our eMDedding in the Al Futtaim Group results in us providing wide ranging capabilities extending to:

  • Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance
  • Warehousing and Contract Logistics
  • Goods Transportation and Distribution
  • People Transportation
About the Business:

Al-Futtaim Logistics is a leading Supply Chain Management company in Dubai, UAE, with our major shareholder being one of the largest business houses in the lower Gulf region. Al-Futtaim logistics, started as a small warehouse for Al-Futtaim products about 25 years ago, and has developed over the years into one of the largest logistics service providers in the UAE. We have nearly 700 people on our diverse team from 20 different countries. 

We offer superior pan-Arab supply chain management solutions including warehousing and distribution, freight forwarding as well as IT solutions and Supply Chain Design and Consulting. The company has an international network of offices and agents for overseas freight and warehousing and distribution centres in all major UAE cities and ports.

About the Job:

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Freight manager  to work from our Jebel Ali based operations. Effectively manage and lead the freight department operations activities and team members to ensure ongoing department profitability. Ensure service levels to both internal and external customers are exceeded.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Intimate understanding of freight P&L including reasons for cost / revenue variations
  • Management and review of all freight department process and procedures with a view to maximize efficiencies and productivity
  • Management of operational process within operating platform EDI
  • Develop and maintain high levels of staff morale and operational best practice.
  • Establishment of internal and external SOP / SLA.
  • Creation and maintenance of operational KPI’S to measure performance and profitability of the business unit
  • Group and non-group business development
  • Review and analysis of vendor service and pricing
Skills and experience:

To apply for this role you should have the following skills, experiences and qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge: Business, Logistics or Supply Chain degree qualified
  • Minimum Experience:  10 years international freight forwarding experience
  • Job-Specific Skills: Intimate understanding of all UAE import and export regulations
  • Behavioural Competencies Ability to lead, motivate and manage operational teams. High level customer service ability.
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.