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Ocean Freight Specialist-ekaterra

Job ID:
R-49631
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Katowice, Silesia
Date posted:
11/17/2022

Role: Ocean Freight (logistics) Specialist

Work Location: Katowice, Poland

Job Type: Fulltime, 40 hours

Contract: Permanent role

Travel Required: No Travel required

About ekaterra

Who we are…and what we offer

With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities.  Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.

At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.

Your Role

The Ocean Freight Specialist is responsible for the Ocean and pre-/on carriage transport management from ekaterra’s entities (factories, warehouses) to ekaterra’s customers overseas. This is an expert when it comes to ocean freight management within organization who ensures excellent day to day transport execution as well as works towards its optimization. This includes managing transportation orders via ekaterra’s 3rd party logistics suppliers with usage of cutting-edge IT tools for Supply Chain.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Ocean shipments with all parties involved (shippers, customers, customs brokers, transport providers)

  • Execute daily orders’ requirements to ensure top class customer service

  • Track the status of the orders in IT tools and communicate issues, mitigate problems

  • Respond to routine customer enquiries concerning service

  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities on Cost, Service, Sustainability

  • Maintain excellent relationship with internal and external partners

  • Data collection and support of annual tenders

  • Manage freight settlement and logistics quality claims

  • Monitor supplier’s performance

Key interfaces:

  • Engagement with internal teams supporting Supply Chain (O2C, Procurement, Logistics, Finance)

  • Reports to Global Control Tower Lead

External:

  • 3PL suppliers, freight carriers, customs brokers, Customers

Skills and Experience

ESSENTIAL

  • Education/ bachelor’s degree in Logistics or equivalent

  • Minimum 1 year experience in similar positions in Logistics / Customer Service

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Willingness to work in line with various time zones

PREFERRED

SAP TM experience

Must Have:

  • Fluent in English

  • Positive attitude

  • “Can do” mindset

Who we are looking for:

  • Results-oriented, proactive thinker with a focus on customer service

  • Ability to work in a challenging business environment, to demonstrate flexibility by managing numerous priorities concurrently and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Independent self-starter, ability to discover opportunities and grow the business

Excited About the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed after the closing date against our requirements, and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.  

ekaterra is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. We are interested in every individual bringing their whole self to work and this includes you! Therefore, if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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