Head of Logistics

Job Title: Head of Logistics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: Attractive
Contact Name: Christine Ow Yong Hwei Chen
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 16:49

Job Description

About our client 

Our client is a refined oils and fats company with vision to be the top 3 players in the market. 


About the role

This position report to Director in Trading and Marketing. The Head of Logistics (General Manager level) will play a key role in overall strategy and execution of shipping and logistics management of the upstream and downstream plantation business. 


Your responsibilities

  • Building high level relationships and contacts within the industry such as industry bodies, port officials, customs officials etc.

  • Expanding the logistics service provider base by liaising with barge operators, ship owners, ship brokers, surveyors etc.  

  • Developing relationships with international ship owners, brokers, insurance service providers etc.  

  • Ensuring the institutionalization/ wide basing of Logistics contacts to ensure continuity.

  • Ensuring that the company is following best practices with regard to trade documents/ agreements and contracts.

  • Guide the logistics team with regard to documentation/ contracts and negotiations.

  • Liaising with banks on high level matters pertaining to international trade finance.

  • Devising risk mitigation strategies to reduce the risks associated with logistics. 

  • Establishing best practices for warehouse management and ground transportation in operating countries. 

  • Ensuring the effective warehouse management for finished packed products in Malaysia, India and any other locations the company may expand operations to.

  • Identifying strategic locations for renting/ acquiring/ building storage facilities in Indonesia that will facilitate strategic objectives of the group and working with Trading department to ensure timely venturing into such activities.  


You will have

  • Bulk Shipping from Indonesia.

  • Container shipping from Malaysia to customers world wide.

  • Mills and Mill project related Project logistics – Indonesia / Malaysia.

  • Experience in Chartering – Vessel / Time & Spot - Indonesia.

  • Contracting.

  • Logistics documentation.

  • Marine Insurance.

  • Network and relationship with vessel owners and brokers.

  • Overall Logistics function management with efficient cost management.

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Leadership and people management skills.

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