AF9547 - Freight Manager | Al Futtaim Logistics | Dubai

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