Job title: Product Manager - Ocean Freight
27 December 2023 / 10:52

Company division: Africa Forwarding Services Senegal (Exclusive agent of DHL Global Forwarding)

General purpose of the role

  • Define, implement and execute the country's OFR strategy
  • Managing and stimulating the performance of OFR product teams
  • Ensure effective end-to-end capacity management (including procurement and consolidation optimization) and negotiate key contracts. Responsible for internal pricing and rates.
  • Ensures the implementation of sustainable development opportunities in the country
  • Defines, implements and executes the country's OFR strategy
  • Manages and stimulates the performance of OFR product teams
  • Manage predefined capacity and allocation
  • Ensures the sourcing and optimization/consolidation of spot offers from local suppliers and DRAO, in line with the carrier's strategy.
  • Is responsible for pricing. Ensures that overall rates are implemented and respected.

Direct Line reports: Country Manager


  • In-depth knowledge of DRAO shipping activities
  • At least 8 years' professional experience
  • Master's degree in logistics/transportation or other equivalent qualification
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage several bids in parallel
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Sales experience/capabilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong problem-solving mentality

Responsibilities: Main activities OFR product manager

  • Coordinates the execution of the global sourcing strategy for OFR at national level (end-to-end, including inland logistics and depot, as well as demurrage management).
  • Provide guidelines for OFR teams to correctly translate global capacity management requirements into country-specific tasks and monitor performance.
  • Route planning and capacity allocation in the country
  • Forecasting supply and demand in the country
  • Coordinate analysis to identify country-specific supply and demand levels, network planning and control.
  • Ensure local sourcing (including domestic logistics).
  • Ensure seamless communication and alignment with regional/global DRAO management.
  • Is responsible for compliance with contracts negotiated worldwide
  • Is responsible for optimizing the local supply of OFR for cash quotes and consolidation opportunities.
  • Ensure good day-to-day relations with service providers at national level
  • Sets internal tariffs for activities purchased locally, and verifies internal tariffs set centrally for its own country.
  • Report local carriers' performance problems to local suppliers' KAMs and to the regional routing manager if necessary.
  • Includes the CO2 efficiency of DRAO transport emissions.
  • Interacts with customers in accordance with sales strategy

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