Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Our client is a multi-national company that provides global forwarding & transport services. They have a requirement for an experienced hands-on Managing Director – Freight Forwarding to operate from their business in Malaysia.
This person will have active day to day responsibility for the Freight Division to ensure the delivery of operational excellence, direct all commercial activities and efficiently manage the Division to achieve profitability and growth.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
Proactively manage the daily Operations of the Freight Forwarding Division to include all Sea, Air and Road freight forwarding activities
Lead and direct all Sales and Business Development in line with the company strategy to win profitable long-term business within the region.
Offer competitive products & services to the market through efficient operations, smart pricing policies and innovative operations.
Actively develop client relationships at a senior level and be responsible for delivering tailor-made turnkey solutions to secure profitable business
Provide hands-on leadership, guidance and support to the team; train and motivate staff to excel in their roles.
Professional Experience / Education
Minimum 15 years senior management experience within Global Logistics and Freight Forwarding in countries with proven Operational and Commercial success in previous employment with a reputable Freight Forwarding business
Hands-on management style with ability to complete complex projects within deadlines.
Strong Sea, and Air Freight Operations experience – must fully understand all aspects of the business.
Strong commercial ability, able to identify opportunities and propose competitive services accordingly.
Able to manage all financial & budgetary issues professionally – have held P&L responsibility