Head of Sea Freight

Jakarta, Jakarta
Product Management – Sea /
Full-time /
Are you an experienced Sea Freight Manager but feel you have reached the ceiling in your current role? Perhaps you are eager to join a truly global business where you can succeed both in Indonesia and internationally. Whatever your circumstances cargo-partner could, be your answer!
For over 40 years, we have served our clients with our Air, Ocean, Road, and Warehousing portfolio and we have enjoyed another very successful year at cargo-partner having strengthened our global position by joining the Nippon Express Group. As we look to continue our growth we are looking for a National Product Manager to spearhead our Sea freight operation in Indonesia.
What you will do:
·       Take over product P&L responsibility along with creating a national product strategy plan (aligned with regional & corporate plans)
·       Lead a team of ocean freight executives
·       Product set-up and responsibility for execution of SOP's
·       Leading procurement and pricing ensuring buying rates are competitive in the market
·       Coordinating with Branch Managers and Operations team to ensure timely delivery & superior services to customers
·       Collaborating with Trade Lane Managers & Sales team to support customer development and retention management including own sales activities followed by implementation of new or existing customers
·       Measuring and benchmark key performance indicators, such as productivity & profitability
·       Monitoring bookings and develop core carrier relationships
·       International tender support

·       Responsible for the achievement of product targets for own country, defined by the RPM (in regards to Tradelane, Consolidation Strategy and priorities of the Product development)
·       Responsible for the implementation of and compliance to the rules of routing & handling procedures within own country
·       Implements new product solutions within own country where applicable
·       Implements and executes specific Industry Vertical (IV) solutions
·       Responsible for the set-up and execution of the product standard operating model within own country
·       Supports the Regional Operations Management department in the continuous improvement of the operational processes and systems related to product in charge
·       Is responsible for achieving the country’s targeted product budget with its relevant budgeted KPIs, whereas the responsibility for the KPI P&L is shared with line management. Supports the annual budgeting process for own product within own country

·       Performs own selling activities as part of management sales, targeting strategic opportunities 
·       Supports actively the Sales department in the selling process to new customers
·       Involves him/herself in the solution design for potential national accounts

·       National responsibility for procurement based on the corporate procurement standards (core carrier policy, space negotiations, volume commitments, volume rebates and other related topics)
·       Ensures the buying rates are at fair market value (national benchmark).
·       Makes local procurement decisions in compliance with the corporate procurement instructions.

The right candidate:
·       Proven LCL/FCL experience
·       Management experience leading an ocean freight department
·       Someone who can further build, rather than just control existing product
·       High competency in handling Sea cargo shipments
·       Fluent in English, both written and verbal
·       Demonstrative problem solving skills
·       A passion for transport and logistics
·       Ideally educated to degree level
What we can offer:
·       A comprehensive career plan with professional growth opportunities working in a business with a relatively flat organizational structure
·       Autonomous role with the ability to implement your of own initiatives
·       Dynamic work in a stable international company with a leading position in the air and sea freight market
·       An excellent basic salary and benefit package
If you want to join us on our journey then please submit your application below; or if you would like to discuss the role in a little more detail please contact me: jacob.smith@cargo-partner.com
Company Introduction:
cargo-partner is a privately owned full-range info-logistics provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of air, sea, land transport and warehousing services, with special expertise in information technology and supply chain optimization. The company operates over 160 offices in over 40 countries around the world to create fast and efficient solutions for a wide range of industries. With the SPOT platform, cargo-partner ensures easy cooperation and full transparency throughout the supply chain.
As a family-owned business, we are very employee-oriented and want to work with you to develop your career and personal goals. Take a look at our Mission & Vision.

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