General Manager - Cork

Bonus, Car, Pension & Healthcare

Reefer & Temperature Controlled Container Shipping specialist now seek a General Manager for their Cork office. As a key member of the Irish management team, you will be responsible for the development and the operational performance of the business in Ireland. 

Leading, guiding and coaching through the principles of operational excellence, you will plan and orchestrate an ongoing process which produces a clear, compelling, and competitive vision for success. The role must have a dedicated focus on operations excellence and the commercial levers which drive profitable growth, whilst engaging, inspiring, and developing an organization of 
talented operations professionals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all FCL & LCL freight operations and business activities to ensure increased profitability, productivity, and market share.
  • Develop a high-quality operating plan and operating budget, based on overall business strategy, plan and budget. 
  • Make high-quality decisions to advance the business and increase profits.
  • Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements.
  • Support standardization, transformation and a KPI-driven culture to optimize efficiencies and control costs.
  • Translate strategic priorities into actions to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
  • Take ownership to create and size business opportunities and launch new products or Services.
  • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for improving results by transforming organizational culture, systems, approaches and/or products/services.
  • Lead and motivate to advance employee engagement and develop a high-performing and engaged teams.
  • Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel.
  • Ensure the company follows all local and international required regulatory obligations.
  • Ensure adherence to legal guidelines and policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics.


  • Bachelor’s degree level education, ideally with a recognized Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation qualification
  • Experienced Seafreight Operations Leader with preferable experience gained in a Temperature Controlled Logistics Service Provider/3PL
  • An Ops Excellence mindset with outstanding organizational, leadership and coaching skills
  • Experienced in profit and loss management, budgeting, and performance management.
  • Experienced in developing profitable operations strategies, implementing vision, and driving continuous improvement.
  • Ability to build consensus, confidence, trust and strong relationships with team members, colleagues and customers.
  • In-depth knowledge of local corporate governance and compliance legislation
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to cope with conflict, stress, and crisis situations in a calm manner
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Full-time permanent, office based

€70-80,000, bonus, car and pension.

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Garvan Cerasi