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    Head of Global Projects and Industry Solutions

    Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
    Career Level
    Management & Executives
    Employment Type, Work Type
    Full time
    Publishing Date, ID-Nr.
    , 329966

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    Head of Global Projects and Industry Solutions - UK & Ireland

    We are seeking a talented leader to spear head our Global Projects and Industry Solutions team in our UK and Ireland Cluster. The successful candidate will lead the development, implementation, and growth of the project organization and project logistics business. If you have extensive experience in leading large, complex global industrial logistics projects or are a talented leader in Ocean Freight Forwarding then we want to hear from you!

    Location: Within commutable distance of either our Basildon or Aberdeen sites. Hybrid working can be supported. Travel to other sites across the UK & Ireland Cluster and internationally will also be required.

    What will you be doing?

    • Responsibility for the UK & IE Global Projects and Industry Solutions team
    • Overall financial responsibility for the project business area UK/IE
    • P&L Management
    • Close collaboration with all areas of Global Projects & Industry Solutions across DB Schenker
    • Ensuring effective pipeline management
    • Continuously improve operational processes in alignment with the corporate strategy and customer requirements, maintaining effective control.
    • Develop sustainable strategies to secure increased sales volume and enhance sales quality.
    • Strategic expansion of customer relationships in the UK/IE Cluster
    • Further development of operational workflows, controlling processes, etc.


    About You

    • Significant experience in project logistics business
    • Proven technical and leadership experience.
    • Market knowledge and customer contacts in various verticals
    • Relevant experience in Out-Of-Gauge (OOG), Non-Common-Load (NCL), Break-Bulk and multimodal heavy and oversized transport would be highly advantageous.
    • Knowledge of sea freight (FCL, Ro/Ro), air freight, land and rail transport
    • Customer-oriented way of working
    • Possessing a robust commercial mindset and the ability to think and act strategically.
    • A collaborative approach with effective, confident communication skills
    • Ability to drive change and innovate.
    • Willingness to undertake regular business trips nationally and internationally.
    • High standard of written and spoken English

    What we offer

    • Generous bonus scheme
    • Car/Car allowance
    • Pension scheme (up to 6% employer contributions)
    • Private healthcare
    • Career paths and development opportunities
    • 33 days holiday including bank holidays + day off for your birthday.
    • One day paid volunteering per year.
    • Life Assurance
    • Hybrid working
    • Extensive fitness and well-being programme
    • Working abroad opportunities

    Next Steps

    Apply now by following the provided links and attaching your CV without delay.

    At DB Schenker, we celebrate and value our diverse workforce. We are committed to further enhancing diversity and welcoming applicants of all genders, ages, abilities, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations.

    Please be aware that candidates will be subject to necessary right-to-work checks for the UK, a 5-year referencing process and a criminal records check.


    Professional Development
    We’re strong believers in continual training and development for our people. After all, your success is our success.

    Work-life Balance
    Our vacation and leave policies reflect our belief in proper work-life balance.

    Working Internationally
    See the world with DB Schenker! If you’re searching for an international challenge, we offer plenty of opportunities.

    Our offer

    At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.


    To be considered for this position you must have valid rights to work and live in the UK.

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