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Associate Director - International Freight and Clearing

Division:  Operations
Department:  Supply Chain and Logistics
Company:  Red Sea Global

Job Purpose

To design, plan, coordinate and manage TRSDC International Freight & Clearing strategy and operations, including supporting internal and external stakeholders with expert advice, optimum incoterms and best rates; as well as ensuring all activities are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, design and development of TRSDC International Freight & Clearing strategy and operations
  • Lead the operational implementation of TRSDC International Freight & Clearing strategy
  • Ensure Freight & Clearing functions are strictly followed according to company policies and procedures
  • Develop and Execute endorsed plans and programs to achieve organisational and departmental goals and objectives
  • Lead the setting of Scope of Work, SLA and RFP processes for Freight & Clearing outsourcing
  • Monitor and manage the freight, clearing, regulatory and compliance service providers to ensure all contractual and operational requirements are met and/or exceeded
  • Develop continuous improvement plans, programs and activities to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of the Freight & Clearing operations
  • Monitor and maintain Freight & Clearing performance levels, KPI’s and key metrics
  • Ensure that all transactions are strictly documented and updated in IT systems
  • Ensure Quality and HSE standards are set, communicated and adhered to across all operations
  • Establish performance measures and priorities for each service provider and operation/activity
  • Conduct regular reviews and evaluations of the efficiency of service providers performance
  • Continuously monitor the market environment to identify and implement opportunities for increasing and developing the Responsiveness and Efficiency of Freight & Clearing operations
  • Maintain proactive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure ongoing training of staff to continuously develop incumbents technical and HSE skills
  • Prepare periodic (daily, weekly, monthly and adhoc) reports with respect to commercials, operations, activities, PO’s and shipments
  • Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates

Performing other duties related to the job as assigned by TRSDC Management


Qualification and Experience

  • Recognised degree in International Freight & Logistics (MBA preferred)

A minimum of 10 years in a Freight & Clearing operations field in Saudi Arabia