Road Freight Executive

Dublin 12, Full Time

Executive Talent are currently Recruiting for a European Road Freight Operator in the Dublin area. Our Client is renowned in the industry for their progressiveness and being leaders within the market. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to bring their knowledge and be open to growing their skills and expanding their career.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Experience in Road freight across all of  Europe.
  • Support mergers of new business via SOPs, Contracts, KPIs and Scorecards
  • Engage in annual Request for Proposal (RFP) freight biding processes for the growing number of businesses into the US, Canada and Europe, including pharma and temp control products.
  • Experience in production planning volumes to meet forecast via CMO
  • Support negotiating of freight rates effective for a 12 month.
  • Prepare monthly dashboard freight figures.
  • Support to build service level agreements and contracts with global carriers, PO management agents and Non-Vessel Owners (NVO’s)/Freight Forwarders.
  • Seek business improvements and cost reduction opportunities
  • Engage in change management projects.
  • Familiar with Electronic Document Interface (EDI), cloud based bidding tools and other automated systems to streamline business processes.
  • Assist with statistics monthly for International Freight Reports to senior Management and business stake holders internally.
  • Maintain excellent day to day relationships and communications with the all key stakeholders in the supply chain – manufacturers, freight forwarders / carriers, various business unit’s personnel
  • Support Depts. in resolving freight invoicing or freight partner issues

Required Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in International Freight Forwarding, Planning, Logistics and/or distribution with global experience across all modes of transport for standard, pharma and temp controlled goods. Good knowledge of Inco payment and delivery terms.
  • Have experience and understanding of issues and working practices in the Asia, US, Canadian and European logistic markets, business mergers and have established networks in the industry.
  • Direct experience working with government bodies based in Europe and USA on standards required to import goods such as Customs, C-TPAT, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) EU Revenue, CBP and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions based on judgement and integrity
  • Ability to work effectively with others to accomplish goals in a challenging environment
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and through transition periods
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrates understanding of customer needs / requirements, consistent with organization priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and planning ability
  • Understanding of customs and beliefs of other groups or cultures
  • Familiar with freight budgets
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