Sales Manager – Freight | Al Futtaim Logistics
Department: Al Futtaim Logistics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2014
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.
Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.
Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.
The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.
Skills and Experience:
To be successfully considered for this role, you must have the following experience, skills, knowledge & competencies;
Must be a graduate, preferably in Supply Chain or Logistics management
Must have extensive Sales Management experience in freight forwarding industries
Must have International freight forwarding experience
Must have in depth knowledge of all UAE import and export regulations
Must be a leader with a strategic, analytical approach to business
Must be able to communicate and present in both verbal and written English
Must have strong planning and organization skills
Must have good knowledge of MS Office applications, SAP awareness is an added advantage!
Must have the ability to motivate and coach direct reports
Must be results orientated