Job title: Global Head of Logistics
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Singapore
Job published: 2023-04-03
Job ID: 32442
Contact name: Rosalie Nunsol
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Job Description

Location:  Singapore

One of our Global clients in the electronics and semiconductor segment is looking for a Global Head of Logistics.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Key focus areas include global procurement of ocean freight & capacity, trade lane and ocean product development, spot pricing, solutions enabling business development, supplier relationship management and competitive tender responses as well as lowest cost solutions for the company.
  • Plan and coordinate the transportation of goods, ensuring that all deliveries are made on time and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and optimize the use of transportation resources, including vehicles, drivers, and equipment, to minimize costs and maximize efficiency.
  • Analyze logistics data and use it to identify opportunities for improvement, such as optimizing delivery routes, reducing inventory levels, or improving order fulfillment.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies, including those related to safety, security, and environmental protection.
  • In close collaboration with Ocean and sales leadership, define joint growth plan, strategies (target clients, segments lanes, etc.), and commercial metrics & KPIs
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that promote safety, quality, and efficiency in freight operations.
  • Procure pricing and service requirements in line with customer’s demands to meet service level and customer’s expectations.
  • Understand each ocean carrier’s strategy and find win-win opportunities in each partnership, helping establish long-term relationships.
  • Foster positive vendor relationships and manage performance, ensuring contract compliance and positive cost development.
  • Address supplier’s underperformance with clearly defined corrective action plans.
  • Execute and maintain Core Carrier Program in alignment with Global Ocean Product Team
  • Manage and analyze freight performance metrics to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective action plans.
  • Manage external vendors of pricing tools (tariff publication, contract management, etc.) Implement supplier relationship management with structured quarterly business reviews etc.
  • Work with Regional and Country Managers to manage ocean contract negotiations Cultivate & maintain carrier relationships at senior levels.
  • Manage and supervise the worldwide freight team, which involves tasks such as recruitment, coaching, and performance evaluation.
  • Identify Ocean Freight growth opportunities – new customers, new markets.
  • Implementation of customer-specific allocations, in conjunction with internal stakeholders, to ensure space and equipment availability in response to business demands.
  • Communicate & collaborate closely with Global, Regional & Country Procurement Team to deliver market-leading price & service options for customers.
  • Monitor and track shipments to ensure they are progressing according to plan and take corrective action as necessary.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Ocean Freight Management.
  • A Bachelor's degree in a field related to Logistics, Supply Chain Management or similar is required, while having a master's degree is preferable.
  • Proven track record successfully procuring global ocean freight capacity.
  • Demonstrates strong negotiation skills together with an outgoing and convincing personality; an inspiring person who can engage and support teams & colleagues to deliver while collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency and knowledge with software used in managing transportation and logistics, for instance, TMS and WMS.
  • Experience in managing global logistics operations, with knowledge of international trade regulations and customs requirements.
  • Knowledge of logistics technology solutions and their implementation.
  • Thorough understanding of the regulations governing international trade and the requirements of customs.
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