Operations Manager

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Details:
You will manage the procurement of road freight and efficiently manage road freight contracts for major customers at periodical intervals. procurement of cross border and local transport from Local vendors and plan the costing with our own fleet. The primary focus of the role will be will overseeing the entire road freight operations and financial performance of the road freight department within Al Futtaim Logistics.

What you will do

Designing, developing, and implementing road transport distribution strategy for a variety mix of clients
Developing and maintaining good relationship with customers (both internal and external) and approved suppliers
Identifying the best suppliers, negotiate the best services and rates, monitor their performances, conduct review with them, qualify/disqualify based on merits.
To actively lead both the local distribution and cross border teams in the achievement of its goals and KPIs.
Create and monitor annual budgets and plans for cross-border operations in order to ensure smooth operation and cost control.
Design, develop, and implement operations for various clients and grow revenues in accordance with the budget.
Monitor and recommend improvements to policies and procedures, including quality, health and safety, security, and local and international regulations in order to ensure excellent service to customers on a timely basis.
Identification of the best suppliers, negotiation of the best services and rates, monitoring of their performance, conducting a review with them, and determining whether the suppliers should be qualified or not.

Required Skills to be successful
Thorough knowledge about GCC customs and border regulations, Free zones in UAE and neighboring markets
Experience in Cargo wise
Experience in Freight Industry
Excellent knowledge in all aspects of Middle East cross border transportation

About the Team
This role will report to the General Manager – Freight Services and you will also attend and manage Global Key Accounts and Partners for road freight requests.

What equips you for the role
Strong management & leadership skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and also to lead a team
Excellent analytical and excel skills
Degree or Diploma preferably in Supply Chain Logistics
Negotiating and interpersonal skills.