Head of Ocean Freight

Job Title: Head of Ocean Freight
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo 23 wards
Salary: ¥10000000 - ¥20000000 per annum
Reference: BBBH7064_1494986886
Contact Name: Wayne Yoshida
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2017 11:08

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Country Manager, he/she will be responsible to lead a team of 100 members and to ensure smooth operations, both in compliance and corporate guidelines to grow business
  • P&L Owner of Ocean Freight Department, and accountable for the smooth and effective process flow, interfaces and adherence to the defined quality standards
  • Develop and define a long-term network plan which fits the network and the standard requirements
  • Define key suppliers together with Procurement and Business Unit Japan, establish long-term relationships and negotiate long-term contracts
  • Ensure smooth communication with other departments and the Business Unit Manager Japan and represent the own department towards internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the substitutes to supervise and optimize the capacity utilization of the existing network in respect of operational and financial aspects of the Company's interests perspective
  • Forecast and analyse volume and capacity on a Business Unit level of own department
  • Establish and review procedures and manuals for all entities within the Ocean Freight Department
  • Runs defined projects within the own department cost consciously and according to the defined timeline
  • Design, implement and monitor service performance quality reporting within the own department (Key Performance Indicators (KPI) including quality control and initiate corrective measures
  • Support, review and control overall cost as well as giving instructions to issue invoices
  • Vendor / subcontractor management
  • Coach, train and provide guidelines on employees' performance and matters

Job Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of ocean freight operational experience in global freight forwarding / logistics company
  • Proven experience to manage a Ocean Freight Operations to own profitability and issues resolution are a must
  • Knowledgeable and high exposure in NVOCC is a must
  • Ability to manage operation and control cost / resources within own entity, work close with Business Units Managers and also to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to work in a diverse environment and cultures
  • Excellent communication, leadership and people management
  • Degree holder in Business Administration / Logistics or equivalent

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