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Head of Freight Forwarding

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A leading logistics company is seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Freight Forwarding to lead their commercial and operations team in Jakarta. This exciting role involves managing international and domestic freight forwarding, intermodal shipments, contract logistics, and project logistics. You will be responsible for handling P&L, recruiting staff, managing key customers, and proactively seeking new business.

What You'll Do:

As the Head of Freight Forwarding, you will play a crucial role in leading a team dedicated to commercial operations and freight forwarding. Your responsibilities will include managing both international and domestic freight forwarding, intermodal shipments, contract logistics, and project logistics. You'll recruit staff, manage key customers, and hunt for new business opportunities. With the autonomy to make strategic decisions, you'll drive business growth while keeping senior management informed.

- Lead a team in commercial and operations for freight forwarding and contract logistics
- Manage international and domestic freight forwarding, intermodal shipments, contract logistics, and project logistics
- Handle P&L with a focus on maximizing profitability
- Recruit staff and ensure the team has the necessary skills and expertise
- Manage key customer relationships and seek new business opportunities
- Make strategic decisions within your authority and keep senior management informed
- Increase export and import shipment volume to drive business growth
- Report directly to the Managing Director and General Manager

What You Bring:

The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience in leading commercial operations within the freight forwarding industry. You should possess strong sales and business acumen, with the technical knowledge to execute projects effectively. Fluency in English and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications are essential. You should also be willing to travel domestically as required and have excellent presentation skills to engage stakeholders at all levels. Experience in handling P&L responsibilities and maximizing profitability is crucial.

- Minimum 10 years of proven experience in leading commercial & operations within the freight forwarding industry
- Strong sales and business acumen with the technical knowledge to execute projects effectively
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Willingness to travel domestically as required
- Excellent presentation skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels
- Experience in handling P&L responsibilities with a track record of maximizing profitability

What Sets This Company Apart:

This company is a leader in the logistics industry, known for its commitment to delivering exceptional service. They provide an inclusive and supportive work environment where every team member's contribution is valued. With a focus on professional development, they offer opportunities for employees to enhance their skills and advance their careers. Join a company that values its employees and provides them with the tools needed to succeed.

What's Next:

Ready to elevate your career in a challenging and rewarding role? Apply today by clicking on the link!

Due to the high volume of applications we are experiencing, our team will only be in touch with you if your application is shortlisted.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Sales

Focus: Business Development

Industry: Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

Salary: Attractive

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Language: English - Professional Working

Location: Jakarta

Job Reference: L64DU1-4EC4D633

Date posted: 21 May 2024

Consultant: Indri Novita

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