Head of Air Freight, USA

Newark, New Jersey, United States DHL Global Forwarding, Freight req72852 30/08/2019

Job Title:Head of Air Freight - USA
Job Location: Newark, NJ

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of US Air Freighttodefine, 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

WHY JOIN our DHL team?

At DHL, you will be part of a strong team that respects its’ employees, society, and environment.You will interact with people from all over the world and get the chance to experience the unique international spirit of DHL.We offer benefits and programs to help you manage your time at and away at work to achieve a healthy work/life balance.DHL offers highly competitive compensation, incentive, and bonus plans.

As the world’s leading logistics’ company, DHL offers a wide range of interesting job challenges and opportunities in our different divisions around the globe. Our performance management system supports us in recognizing your potential, evaluating your performance, and continuously planning the development of your career with DHL.We will always enable you to take on responsibility and encourage your growth, personally and professionally.

We are proud of our history and what we have created, a global market leader with 30,000 passionate employees. Our aspiration is to become the undisputed leader in our industry,when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF, because we have:

·The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees

·The most efficient processes and fastest response times

·The best solutions and best customer service

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World

Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: We connect people, improving their lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

About DHL Global Forwarding (DGF):

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is the world leader in air freight services and one of the leading providers of ocean freight services. Around 30,000 employees work to ensure the transport of all kinds of shipments by air or sea. DGF's logistics solutions span the entire supply chain, from the factory to the shop floor. They also include special transport-related services.

Our business model is very asset-light, as it is based on the brokerage of transport services between customers and freight carriers. We consolidate shipments to achieve higher volumes, purchase cargo space at better conditions and optimize network utilization. Our global presence means we can offer a variety of routing options and meet our customers' increasing demand for multimodal shipments.

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home/careers.html

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Work Authorization:

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

Facts and Figures

  • Working Hours


  • Business Unit

    DHL Global Forwarding US

  • Travel Required

    Below 50%

  • Employment Type

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Work Permit Required


  • Shift Requirement

    Day time only