Ocean Freight Team Lead, Jobs, 724

Ocean Freight Team Lead

Dublin 2

Our client is a well-established ocean freight forwarding provider who pride themselves on offering a bespoke service to their customers by choosing the best transport solutions with complete flexibility in the choice of routings, systems and price. They are completely neutral and are not tied to corporate strategies or global buying polices. Finding the fastest and most cost-effective sea transport solutions.

We are now recruiting an Ocean Freight Team Leader for their offices in Dublin city center.

This role is a hands-on ocean freight team leader managing a small team of import/export operators. Leading by example. this is a hands-on role with the necessity to handle import/export shipments operationally whilst promoting best practice across your team.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of ocean freight operators (import & export), providing guidance, training, and support to ensure optimal performance and professional development.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with existing customers, proactively addressing their needs, resolving any issues, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with existing suppliers, proactively developing services which fit our customer base development
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing to identify new business opportunities and develop strategies to expand our client base.
  • Work closely with the sales team on commercial needs, including pricing, contracts, and negotiation.
  • Monitor market trends, industry developments, and competitor activities to identify potential risks and opportunities, and provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Analyse departmental performance and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant industry regulations and ensure compliance within the department.

Person Specification:

  • A high level of experience in ocean freight forwarding in the Irish market, with a strong understanding of customs procedures and regulations.
  • Proven experience in managing a small team, with excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen, with the ability to identify and capitalise on business opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of freight forwarding software and systems.
  • A hands-on approach to the department with the ability to handle
  • Exceptional organisational and time management abilities, with the capability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A proactive and results-oriented mindset, with a drive to achieve targets and contribute to the growth of the department.

Full-time, office-based role.

Salary €40,000 to €45,000 

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