Senior Freight Forwarder

Senec, Bratislava, Slovakia DHL Supply Chain req81690 25/07/2019

Main responsibilities:

Ø  Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment
Ø  Arranging appropriate packing, taking into account the climate, terrain, weight, cost and nature of goods and also the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination
Ø  Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs
Ø  Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries' regulations
Ø  Drive the implementation of a comprehensive transport information system
Ø  Offering consolidation services by road, ensuring cost-effective solutions
Ø  Provide support to the depot transport teams to drive cost containment and/or cost reductions, delivery flexibility through development of comprehensive transport performance metrics
Ø  Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim
Ø  Utilizing internet technology and satellite systems to enable real-time tracking of goods
Ø  Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit-cost analysis
Ø  Reduce operating cost through improved commercial agreements , measured by reduced the Sub-Contractor spend , all the while balancing the conflicting requirements of highest possible service levels at lowest possible delivery cost
Ø  Manage the Carriers and the rates ensure best in service, price and class
Ø  Working with the operational and virtual teams (control tower, consolidation sites), interaction with customer

Main requirements:

Ø  Fully compliant with required legislation
Ø  Budgetary and cost modelling experience
Ø  Excellent planning skills experience of planning software
Ø  Knowledge of Slovakia / EU/ UK driving restrictions
Ø  Proactive reporting and decision making concerning strikes, transport delays etc.
Ø  Conversant with EU driving legislation and holiday planning activities
Ø  Slovakia, European, UK, and/or global logistics pricing knowledge & experience (possible freight forwarding background)
Ø  Educated to A Level / degree Level
Ø  Slovak and English language required, any other language is an advantage
Ø  Must possess good written and communication skills
Ø  Experience of dealing/ presenting to a customer face to face

Facts and Figures

  • Business Unit

    DHL Supply Chain Slovakia

  • Employment Type

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Work Permit Required


  • Shift Requirement

    Day time only