Director, Global Freight and Trade Compliance
Danfoss’ Global Service Logistics is strengthening its current logistic organization with focus on delivering world class transportation, logistic solutions and trade compliance. Therefore, we are looking for our new Director of Global Freight and Trade Compliance. You will become part of a global company, handling agreements with some of the largest freight forwarding companies in the world, and you will join various optimization projects in Danfoss supply chain. In corporation with our local organizations around the world, you will be heading our global trade compliance initiatives within import and export. The position is in the headquarter for Global Service logistics in Rødekro (Denmark).
In this position it is your capabilities, experiences and personality that is the impact, that will make the difference in our logistics setup.
Bridging freight and trade compliance
To become a success in this job, your achievements will rely on your ability to work independently but also cross-cultural and in teams. Reporting to the Vice President of Global Service Logistics, you will, together with a team of 7 global freight managers and compliance specialist’s, be responsible for sourcing all Danfoss’ international transportation, 3-PL services together with Danfoss Procurement and develop our global trade import/export compliance processes. You will take lead in defining the strategy and hereby set the direction within your area of responsibilities and secure implementation of projects to realize the strategy.
In other words, your primary responsibilities relate to:
- Take lead on Danfoss freight tenders globally together with Danfoss Procurement
- Take lead on cross-segment projects within logistics and freight, focusing on service improvements and cost-saving activities globally
- Global responsible for Danfoss’s trade compliance program, strengthening our global import/export procedures to comply with local and international legislation, as well as taking benefits from free trade agreements
- Secure close corporation with Danfoss Procurement, Danfoss Segments, Danfoss Regions and Global Service Logistics
- Relationship management with global forwarding companies
As you will be part of a truly global company you must expect a certain number of travel days, approx. 30-40 days per year.
Solid industry experience dealing with international freight and global trade
You have a solid understanding of the business and an extensive background within freight and trade from a global company with multiple factories and distribution centers in many countries. This has provided you with substantial knowledge and experience in negotiating contracts and developing business relationships which enables you to network and become a strong professional sparring partner for internal and external stakeholders that require support or services.
Preferably, you hold a relevant commercial and/or engineering background at least a Bachelor’s level, and have extensive knowledge and experience from a similar position at manager or director level. You can show a proven track record on achievements within global freight and trade compliance. We expect your English to be impeccable and that you have excellent communication skills.
Join us and become a part of an exciting journey, where you will have a great impact in a professional and international logistics organization, with high exposure and future career opportunities.
For the right person, we will provide support regarding relocation to Denmark.
For more information about this role,
please contact Kenneth Bjerregaard, Vice President Global Logistics Services, at +45 2055 0592. For information regarding the process, please contact Senior Recruiter, Marie H.-Kristensen +45 2860 5891.
Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted. The position will be closed down once we have found the right candidate.
Company Profile, Global Service - Logistics
GS-Logistics is a global service organization taking care of Freight, Distribution Centers, Factory Logistics and Import/Export, for all Danfoss Business Segments. More than 800 people located around the world are working hard every day, to contribute to accelerated profitable business growth through reliable logistic services that are fulfilling customer expectations, delivered at a competitive cost. The headquarter for GS-Logistics is located in Denmark, Rødekro. Watch how Danfoss is Engineering tomorrow, here.