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Head of Air Freight

Job Title: Head of Air Freight
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry:
Salary: 6000000 - 8000000
Reference: 10641
Contact Name: Agnes Lewandowski
Job Published: October 01, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Well known European forwarding company with domestic and overseas offices currently seeking an ambitious air operations manager to develop the air freight sales operations team and manage 7 people. The individual will be reporting to the Tokyo Branch Manager, based in Tokyo.

SUMMARY:

Primary responsibilities for this position are:
(1) Supervise Air Operation, working with Sales reps and Airport office.
(2) Develop staff members in the department, working with HR (hereafter HR Development)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(1) Operation
 Manage staff members in the department to proceed with the full process for a shipment, from start to finish, safely and efficiently;
 Assign jobs (Sales Orders) to the staff members in the department;
 Consolidation Planning and collaboration with Network
 Productivity and Yield Management
 Manage profit by assisting Sale Reps to provide RFQ to our clients and ensuring the delivery within the budget (Yield Management)
 Manage conditions with airline and other subcontractors, exploring new business partners; - Procurement of Airfreight with Carriers - Carrier Management - Capacity Management
 Work on strategies to improve the productivity in the department
 Work closely with airport offices across branches
 Respond to cases that the transit and delivery is not made on time with respective members
 Achieve targets of C1 milestones in the department
 Manage checking billing amount in invoices from business partners
 Manage sending our invoices to customers

(2) HR Development
 Develop the culture, values and skills focused on the essence of the organisation;
 Conduct performance evaluation for direct reports
 Develop career plan and trainings program

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Identify and resolve personnel issues
 Ongoing coaching and mentoring of staff to develop skills to the highest level

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, Excel
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Excellent written and verbal skills
 Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
 Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
 IATA DG Certificate
 RA Instructor Certificate

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 3-5 years experience in freight forwarding, logistics and or transportation industry

ADDITIONAL:
 Work closely with Branch Managers,
Sales Team and other Operation staff members, to drive business across branches
 Handle confidential information in an appropriate manner

If you think that this is an opportunity that excites you and matches your skills, please do not hesitate to contact Agnes at agnes@focuscoregroup.com