Job title: Director Ocean Freight
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Freight and Shipping
Expertise: Executive Management
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Durban Metro, South Africa
Job published: 25-06-2020
Job ID: 32514
Contact name: Bronwyn Thorpe
Phone number: 0878989448
Contact email:

Job Description

My client a well-known shipping company is looking for a Director to head up their Ocean Freight division.  To be considered for this role you must have a solid understanding of ocean freight, the various ocean freight markets as well as clearing and forwarding (customs).

  • You will be responsible for driving the Ocean Freight division and ensure that the volume and profitability targets are achieved.   
  • You will need to ensure the business is competitive and a head of the curve in terms of new product development and IT initiatives.
  • Steering the short and long-term plans
  • Developing the ocean freight strategy/framework covering, sales, product, operations, customer services, negotiations, bid tender management & IT systems and processes.


Essentials for this role:

  • Extensive background on ocean freight
  • At least 5 years in a senior management role
  • Completed degree 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Strong understanding of ocean fright products
  • Proven ability to develop and role out strategies 
  • Ability to lead complex negotiations 

Please respond to this advert if you are interested in finding out more.