DFDS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Who we are – We keep Europe moving through a wide range of freight services from ferry transport to complex logistics solutions

  • 10,000 employees
  • DKK 17bn revenue
  • 20+ countries connected by our ferry routes and logistics solutions

DFDS has since its foundation in 1866 built a unique infrastructure of ferry routes connecting European countries with each other as well as with Turkey. We mostly transport freight units on the routes in addition to around 5 million passengers in normal years.

We also offer logistics services rooted in the regions served by our ferry routes. They range from door-door transports of full-loads to complex solutions for major industrials.

DFDS France is looking for an Operation’s Manager to lead a team of freight forwarders and transport coordinators in Boulogne sur Mer, France. This is a dynamic office which provides a service to customers in a quick paced and time sensitive environment.

Role & Responsibilities :

  • Management of the team in charge of ensuring the quick processing of incoming trucks from GB into the EU at the Boulogne sur Mer fish market and in charge of sourcing loads for the trucks returning from the EU back into the UK
  • Represent DFDS at internal and external meetings with various stakeholders in the transport and salmon / seafood industry
  • Promote and build long term relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Support the Division’s ambitions to grow the business, including visiting customers or other
  • Comply with the customs clearances in place as well as regulatory customs obligations

Education and experience

- At least 5 years of professional experience in a similar position

- National and International CPC (French equivalent)

- Operators Licence (French Equivalent)

- Freight Forwarding Experience

- Account / Customer Management

- Fluent English (the role is dealing with UK hauliers)

 

Qualities

- Organizational skills and ability to manage priorities                                          

- Proactive and autonomous

- Knowledge and experience of UK / EU Salmon and Seafood Industry transport

- Problem solver / Solution Driven

- Sound geographical knowledge of the UK / Western Europe

                           

This role will principally be Monday – Friday working with the occasional weekend covering annual leave / sickness - Remuneration: according to profile and experience, executive status

- Work organization: annual days package with allocation of JRTT (rest)

- Position based in Boulogne/mer, Legal Entity DFDS LOGISTICS SARL

Region:

Région Hauts-de-France

Job type:

Permanent

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Application deadline:

31/08/2022

Expected Start Date:

As soon as possible

Location:

Boulogne sur mer (62)