Logistics Specialist - Airfreight

Competitive

Singapore, Singapore

Description

The roles will involve the sourcing and buying for tactical and strategic airfreight programs.

The role will support the operations and the follow up with the freight forwarders and implement a smooth forecast, booking and transactional process that is seamless and transparent.

Strategic programs require close follow up on the on going planning and demand needs, where the non-strategic and new lanes
 
The role will drive the airfreight RFQ management, tender preparation and analytics, freight market analytics & benchmarking, building relationships with freight forwarders, simplification of rate management and reporting, and identification and implementation of saving opportunities.

Some further activities on the freight rate management with the Contract Manufacturers may transition into this role eventually, which will expand the space to liaise with another group of suppliers and their freight billing process.

The role will be based in our Singapore office, and will interact closely with the commercial finance, logistics operations, planning. The role will support the Head of Logistics and the Logistics operations team
on the execution of all airfreight requirements.

Other activities include continuous improvement (LEAN) projects that are being identified for drive for efficient logistics operations, and cost down.

This is a new role, and critical to support the existing rate management, looking for a strong profile with a solid airfreight background and ideally procurement or sales experience in this field. F

A self-starter, that requires limited supervision, but has the ability to escalate and communicate, build relationships internally and externally.

Dyson Overview

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Market Overview

Our Singapore story began in 2004 and today we have more than 1000 people working here. At the beginning of 2017 we opened our new, state of the art, Singapore Technology Centre in Science Park I, minutes from Singapore’s technology and start-up community. This new Technology Centre houses some of Dyson’s most advanced facilities including Robotics and Sensors laboratories and Smart Home, Connectivity & Mobile Applications laboratories as well as an Advanced Control Tower with the latest technology to develop its analytics-driven activities.

Not too far away is West Park, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.                          

Function Overview

Dyson Operations ensure every market has full product availability – requiring meticulous strategic planning. Working with Dyson HQ, global markets, manufacturers and logistics providers, the team coordinates launch timetables, sales forecasts and stock-flow around the world. Every day brings new challenges. A country’s exchange rate can suddenly affect demand. Strikes, delays, legal challenges all have an impact. It makes the team one of the most dynamic in the business. And with more direct sales planned to drive growth, meeting complex customer demands has become another exciting challenge.


Accountabilities

  • Freight tender preparation and ad hoc quotes
  • Prepare reports on air freight/LCL performance measurement
  • Analyse, identify and communicate market trends (eg: capacity and rates)
  • Airfreight approvals & quotation process
  • Projects
  • Performance management & QBR
  • Escalations
  • Interacts with CM and freight forwarders on a regular basis

Skills

  • Energy, integrity, positive attitude, self-directed
  • Personal drive and able to deliver strong operational results under pressure
  • Communicative and able to build cross-functional relationships
  • Set structure, drive data analysis
  • Analytical skills to drive cost down initiatives, prepare negotiation positions
  • Negotiation / procurement experience
  • SAP knowledge is preferable
  • Commercial bias
  • Degree in Business, Engineering or Science
  • MNC experience preferable
  • Experience with or management of Airfreight in forwarding (3PL), cargo carrier or similar role in the industry is a must

Benefits Overview

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 9-Mar-2017