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District Head of Ocean Freight Central (f/m/d)

Date: 08-Jul-2019

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 156686
Job Function: Ocean Freight
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Location: Frankfurt - Moerfelden (FRA), Germany or Nuremberg or Duesseldorf

Travel Required: up to 25%

Start Date: 08/01/2019

We are looking to hire a District Head of Ocean Freight Central (f/m/d) for our office in Frankfurt/Moerfelden, Nuremberg or Duesseldorf:


As a leading executive, you take over the entire responsibility for the product Ocean Freight in central Germany. Therefore, we are looking for a personality who knows their key figures and their employees. With your leadership and product experience you perform in the following activities in detail:

• Manage Ocean Freight strategy implementation & business plans as per roadmap volume and EBIT targets

• Manage financial & operations performance throughout the District

• Support efficiency programs, reduce unit costs & increase productivity/efficiency KPIs

• Drive improvements in the stations

• Co-develop Ocean Freight local product & network ideas

• Align analysis & gaps in product portfolio, network, capacity with country product management

• Perform Country Ocean Freight sales planning per trade lane & market pricing

• Steer the Industrial Verticals and Trade Lanes growth as per product growth plans


• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Logistics or equivalent experience as operations manager

• Minimum 8 years professional Ocean Freight experience either on forwarder or carrier side

• Minimum 5 years experience as a product responsible assuming product P&L responsibility

• Minimum 3 years experience in people management and leadership

• Energetic leadership personality with quick decision making capabilities

• Ability to effectively manage employee performance through KPI setting and measurement

• Strong communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to drive change management

• Proficient in German and English, deep knowledge of MS Office and willingness to travel

Specifics for Job/Environment

• Interesting and challenging task in an international environment and a defined responsibility

• Personal development and flat decision-making levels

• Contribution and space to turn new and own ideas into reality

• Attractive salary plus company pension scheme

We are looking forward to receive your complete application including information on your notice period and salary expectation.


If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please contact:

Human Resources Germany

Roberto Atzori

+49 (0) 6105 937-537

Persons with a severe disability are invited to apply.

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries and employs around 14.000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.