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Business Unit Manager Muscat, Oman

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Location: Muscat, Oman

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 157286 - Posted 04/23/2019 - Business Unit Managers (GM-4)
Job Function: General Management
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Office Location: Muscat (MCT)

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector.

The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in over 90 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

We are looking to hire a Business Unit Manager Muscat, Oman to build up our own entity and focus on customer, quality and productivity within his/her BU.


• Responsibility for all operational activities on BU Level

• Responsible for the financial results and the continuous supervision of the financial status, including activities in the field of accounting, financial controlling and strategic planning;

• Prepare the local budget including the investment program, together with detailed documentation according to the instructions issued by Corporate Controlling;

• Develop and expand customer relationships;

• Implement the Internal Control System (ICS) and all processes included in the Internal Management System (IMS);

• Responsible for the standardization of processes, structures and systems according to corporate decisions;

• Arrange and continuously optimize organizational structures, including internal service providers, shared service and competence centers;

• Responsible for the supervision of personnel matters, with particular emphasis on staff training and career planning in cooperation with local HR;

• Ensure the adherence to instructions, policies and guidelines defined by Global Process Owners and corporate functions;

• Ensure the adherence to the Panalpina Code of Conduct;

• Inform him/herself about all applicable local and international laws, regulations, and legal obligations and of ensuring compliance;

• Ensure a regular and consistent information flow to the Country Management about all important matters.


• Functional know-how in air / ocean / logistics / SCM

• Understanding of Panalpina strategy and products

• Knowledge about markets & competitors, about trends & challenges for our industry

• Business Acumen (understands principles and language, incl. the fundamentals of finance and profitability)

• Solid business administration competence

• Has an overall understanding of business processes and independencies

• Higher education level in Forwarding and Business Administration

• Management experience (minimum 3 years)

• Relevant working experience (minimum 5 years)

• Industry experience (minimum 3 years)

• Preferably international working experience


• Good strategic and planning skills, ability to translate strategy to operational plan and execute

• Proven track record in People management and Leadership Skills (knowledgeable in Recruitment Selection/ Training/ Development/ Coaching/ Conflict Management/ Performance Management)

• Good communication skills (open and confidential communication style)

• Solid know-how in change management and innovation (analytical, systematic, creative, inventive)

• Strong decision-making capabilities and high accountability

• High result orientation and customer focus

• Ability to integrate and coordinate efforts/resources across functions and boundaries

• Management and organizational skills (prioritize, plan, assign, delegate, control)

• Act as a role model for Corporate and Leadership Values and fully adheres to the Code of Conduct


• Fluent in English

• any additional language is an advantage