Head of Air Freight Employment Opportunity – Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL)

Job Title:   Head of Air Freight   

Organisation: Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Manager, Uganda


About US:

Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) is the logistics provider of the world with over 520,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (DGFF) is the Group’s air, ocean and road freight specialist. We offer standardized transport as well as highly specialized end-to-end solutions to customers in a wide range of industries globally.


Job Summary:  Currently, we are seeking for Head of Air Freight – Uganda. In this role, the successful candidate will manage, control and develop the overall Air Freight strategy/activities in the country in accordance with the group business strategy and the global/regional Air Freight strategy to increase market share and optimize business assets and human resources. Implement a global incentive program in-country, where relevant. Ensure achievement of country Air Freight Index. If you feel that you are the right person, keep reading & discover the positive impact you can make and build a fantastic DHL career!


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and Develop AFR Export & Import for the country
  • Drives implementation of AFR strategy in country (translates requirements, implements, ensures realization of strategy and monitors)
  • Directs and controls activities performed to effectively manage end-to-end capacity for AFR (procure capacity, plan and control network)
  • Performs negotiation of key contracts with carriers
  • Ensures optimization of network procurement and implementation of all consolidation opportunities
  • Sets, communicates and follows KPIs to ensure constant improvement of capacity management
  • Creates, develops and maintains good relationships with service providers, while facilitating negotiations of best rates at country level
  • Escalates carrier performance issues when required
  • Supports Sales in interaction with key customers
  • Ensures efficient communication and information exchanges with Sales
  • Provides input on solution design and service elements
  • Ensures efficient communication and information exchanges with regional/global AFR Mgmt
  • Sets and monitors objectives in terms of profitability maximization and volume growth (e.g. on ITM lanes)

Customers and Stakeholders

  • Creates, develops and maintains good relationships with service providers, while facilitating negotiations of best rates at country level

Process Improvement

  • Responsible for constant improvement and optimization of production means (cost management) and operational and service level quality

People management

  • Develop a culture of quality, service excellence (for internal customers), flexibility and cost consciousness
  • Develop a team spirit and multitasking capabilities within the team
  • Plan, organize and direct an efficient and effective function
  • Develop IKOs/KPIs with team members and monitor individual performance
  • Conduct performance appraisal, performance review, including coaching
  • Identify training needs and opportunities to develop a highly skilled functional department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must have six years’ experience with good commercial mindset
  • Good knowledge of the Air Freight and Forwarding Industry
  • Good knowledge of Air freight product pricing / Operation
  • Deep knowledge of AFR forwarding business
  • Strong analytical skills and good communication skills
  • Results driven and attention to details
  • Strong structuring skills
  • Strong problem-solving mentality
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of the industry and stakeholders


We offer:

  • Opportunities in a global company where you can contribute your ideas and skills to move towards our shared goals.
  • Possible further career development
  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Bonus


How to Apply:

All prospective candidates should apply online at the link below


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