Head of Air Freight, USA

DHL International
Location: EWR Airport
Schedule Type: Full-Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of US Air Freight to define, lead, and implement the USA’s Air Freight strategy, product portfolio, processes and procurement in accordance with the overall strategy of the Business Division, with the objective of achieving optimum profitability and effective use of business assets and human resources.

This position will be based at our Newark, NJ location reporting to the US CEO.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implements local airfreight strategy (products, preferred carriers, market penetration, target’s etc.), including local carrier relationship management, and procurement for non-preferred carriers
  • Defines and enhances the regions operational setup in collaboration and agreement with Region Americas AFR
  • Establishes operational framework for the USA based on global and regional standardization of processes, benchmark and regulatory compliance
  • Develops and enhances air master data within the USA as well as maintenance of such
  • Manages gateway/hub operations within the USA
  • Manages regional oversight and engagement within the USA for all air bids including pricing strategy and related local procurement
  • Processes local market intelligence, KPI’s and statistical data for Region Americas AFR
  • Develop and enhances productivity enhancements for the USA airfreight operation
  • Actively engages in the new system rollout for CargoWise throughout the USA 

Skills / Requirements:
  • BA/BS in related field required, MA/MS is a plus
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in many areas of AFR management 
  • Exceptional knowledge of the Air Freight and Freight Forwarding Industry 
  • Relevant experience in Sales, Business Development, and Logistics
  • Experience driving high performance and meeting or exceeding product / financial KPIs
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing large teams
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