Director - Vertical Market Automotive

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Director - Vertical Market Automotive


Entry date: immediately Job No.: 102028
  • Schenker Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Singapore Regional Head Office
  • Sales/Key Account Management
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Application deadline: Open

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 68,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.

  • Serve as the focal point of contact for the customer's Regional Offices, and develop & maintain strategic multi-level relationships with those responsible for the various freight and logistics functions of the customers
  • Be the internal consultant and coordinator for all aspects of business relationship & development with the Key Accounts teams in the region
  • Facilitate sharing of know-how about the Vertical Markets
  • Be the regional point of liaison with the key customers on all business related matters pertaining to overall business process & implementation, including new potential business, commercial issues, scope of agreement, business improvements, & ongoing performance
  • Manage regional account relationships with the Key Account to ensure excellent, long-term

             business relationships at all levels throughout the region

         ·        Responsibility for account development and growth throughout the region, including strategy                                                        mapping, account penetration, customer relationship management and business                             improvement initiatives including:

o   Responsible for establishing and continuing leadership of a functional account                             management team in all the region and countries / locations, in co-operation with the VMM, GAM & local P&L’s

o   Regional coordination role in the annual KAM budget and development planning process

o   Gathering information to provide a clear orientation of the customer's value chain within the region

o   Identification, detailing and evaluation of business opportunities in the region

o   Review (regarding general feasibility) and tracking of opportunities

o   Co-development of strategic thrusts in the region, together with the GAM (by product,

Geography and so on)

o   White spot identification (matching of top-down potential and current DB Schenker turnover => "white spots") and their economic evaluation

o   Maintain an overview of account status in the region at all times and report as required

o   Strategically partner with all pertinent internal country organizations, divisions and Business Units to ensure aligned business development, and consistent service and growth

o   Internal communication to key DB Schenker management to ensure clarity and alignment of all resources and infrastructure

o   Assist in the implementation of Key Performance Indicators and benchmarks; use of these indicators to monitor and report on performance, as required


  • Respond to complex and sensitive logistics issues and questions; create innovative and profitable solutions in tandem with specialist departments within DB Schenker
  • Involvement in pre-RFQ process

o   Assist in the provision of a schedule of forthcoming tenders

o   12 month forward tender planning

o   Regular updates to be provided (minimum 4 weeks’ notice required for each RFQ launch)

  • Involvement in RFQ launch:

o Ensure “quick scan” is completed including business intelligence and strategic value

o Assist in proving "higher" interest in case PM / BU rejects tender

o   Act as regional case owner for contract issues as defined in the SOP

          ·        Involvement in post-RFQ process:

o Assist post mortem analysis for all tenders (won, lost)

o Support the implementation of new business won

        ·        Arrange & participate in Business Reviews with the customer and regional and country

operations and business leaders

        ·        Interact with the Key Account to proactively drive business development through regional

meetings, workshops, sales calls, and other means

Strong leadership skills are required to establish strategy and direction, including developing a

vision for future business with the account, developing strategies for producing the changes

required to achieve the vision, aligning and influencing people, motivating and inspiring the

account team, the internal people responsible for the success of the account, and the Key

Account contacts

  • Exceptional relationship management & communication skills to assist with planning &

budgeting, organizing & staffing, controlling & problem-solving

  • Key Account Management at a regional level
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to influence outcomes across multiple locations
  • Leadership and people management abilities & effective communication
  • Project management experience preferable
  • Excellent financial and process analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a customer driven deadline environment
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, matrix & virtual environment

1       Experience and Qualifications

·        Preferably 10 - 12 years sales management experience in the logistics or related industry

·        Knowledge and understanding of international logistics operations across multiple modes.

·        The position requires extensive travel  and the associated intercultural competence & global thinking, and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Global integrated logistics requirements and solutions, across all logistics modes

·        Fluency (written and spoken) in English is essential and fluency in other Asian language will be advantageous

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