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Operations Manager – Sea Freight

Company Name: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 5+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Overview of the role
We are currently looking for Sea Freight Operations Manager for Al Futtaim Logistics in Dubai. 

As Sea Freight Operations Manager, you will manage the sea import / export business and assigned key accounts of Automotive portfolio in an efficient manner. You will handle Freight management of special movements, Cross Trade, Cross Border, Bulk & Break Bulk, Ro Ro, Ocean Charter movements.
What you will do
To manage an assigned team within Sea Freight and Procurement Department
Handle end to end scope of assigned key accounts including managing day to day movements & scheduled movements 
Effective coordination with origin agents’ offices & ensure timely collections & lifting to attain efficient lead times & liaise for cost effective solutions
Manage and develop relationship with Ocean Carriers and other local vendors.  
Procure rates and services from Ocean Carriers and other vendors and manage pricing to the market for leads/nominations from partners and local commercial team
Handle the customer rate requests & RFQ’s and drive the results
Prepare the customer SLA’s & Value propositions for strategic customers
Timely & errorless billing/cost booking of the Jobs in the system
Required skills to be successful
Manage the day-to-day sea freight operations
5 years in Ocean Freight Industry, preferably with automotive shipping & Local services background
Should be well-versed with Ocean Freight market intelligence, carrier relations and thoroughly knowledgeable about the services to/from Middle East.
Ability to manage a team

About the team
The role will report to the General Manager, and you will be managing a team of 5-6 direct associates. You will be working in a dynamic and busy environment wherein you will be dealing directly with different Stakeholders across the organization.
What equips you for the role
Degree or Diploma preferably in Supply Chain or Logistics
Extensive experience in Sea Freight operations
Must have awareness about Freight industry and its products & services
Experience in Cargo wise EDI system or similar platform and an excellent knowledge on MS Office
Ability to build and maintain friendly, warm relationships with customer
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills and has the ability to solve problems quickly