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Transport and Logistic Manager (f/m/d)

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We are looking for an experienced Transport & Logistics Manager to join our Central Europe Cluster Team!

As a Transport & Logistics Manager for the Central Europe Cluster you will be responsible for transport cost evaluations in our tender projects and a safe and compliant end-to-end transportation planning and execution in our execution projects. You will be managing transportation activities (Heavy lift & Project Cargo) in close cooperation with the Project- and Supply Chain Teams in the countries and you will be managing a small logistics team in Germany. The position will be located in Mannheim, Germany.

You have a good understanding of project management, and you can demonstrate a deep knowledge of the specifics of transporting heavy and out-of-gauge equipment and of international logistics? If so, we are looking forward to your application!

Interested in joining our great team? If so, we are looking forward to your application!

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow. Besides company benefits we are subject to collective bargaining agreement conditions such as of the IG Metal in Germany.

Your responsibilities:

  • You ensure a close coordination between the project management teams of the cluster countries and the freight companies, brokers and customs authorities
  • You initiate and maintain close communication with Project Management and Sales to understand the transportation needs of the projects
  • You support tender projects by providing transportation/logistics costs, including participation in site surveys if required
  • You are responsible for issuing contracts with freight shipping providers and developing project shipping plans based on SCM procurement planning to achieve the best conditions
  • You execute  transport contracts (mainly rail, road, sea freight) for the cluster countries
  • You are responsible for managing and following shipping progress and clearance procedure to ensure minimum lead time
  • You are representing Transport & Logistics function in project kick-offs and subsequent project meetings
  • If necessary, travel to construction site or loading site to supervise loading / unloading activities

Your background:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Logistics Management / Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • At least minimum 5 years experience in project logistics, project freight management, or heavy lift transportation and customs
  • Capability to manage and prioritize multiple time sensitive tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues from other functions and countries as well as with freight shipping providers iers
  • German and English language skills to negotiate with suppliers and form contracts
  • Advanced IT skills (MS Office applications, SAP)
  • Willingness to travel (within the Central Europe Cluster)

What we offer:

  • Collective wage agreement from IG Metal (Baden-Württemberg) including special payments
  • Flexible working hours (working time accounts)
  • 35 hour week plus overtime pay for extra work
  • 30 days vacation
  • Use of many fitness studios throughout Germany for your workout
  • Relocation service
Location Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Supply Chain
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-03-22
Reference number R0038257

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