about the company.
Our client is specialized in freight forwarding and tailored logistics solutions. With expertise in air and ocean freight, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution, my clients cover the global business over 50 years.
about the team.
Overall team contains 20 people. Direct report 4-5 people.
about the job.
- Develop and execute strategic plans for the air freight department in alignment with overall company goals.
- Provide visionary leadership to drive innovation and enhance the competitive edge of air freight services.
- Optimize processes to enhance speed, accuracy, and reliability in air freight movements.
- Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key clients and industry partners.
- Lead and inspire a high-performing team of air freight professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support.
- Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the air freight department.
- Manage the budget for the air freight department, identifying cost-saving opportunities and optimizing resources.
- Negotiate contracts with airlines and other service providers to ensure competitive rates.
- Stay abreast of international air transportation regulations and ensure strict compliance in all operations.
- Oversee the preparation and submission of required documentation for customs and regulatory purposes.
- Implement and leverage advanced technologies to enhance tracking, reporting, and communication within the air freight department.
- Stay updated on industry trends and advancements to ensure the continuous improvement of our air freight services. - Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success and efficiency of air freight operations.
- Provide regular reports and insights to senior management regarding departmental performance.
skills and experience required.
- Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
- 10-year experience in senior leadership roles within the air freight or logistics industry.
- Strong leadership, communication, and negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to drive operational excellence and achieve strategic objectives.