DSV - Global Transport and Logistics

Main Purpose of The Role:

Responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of all ocean department operations in Zambia. Management of vendors such as shippers, sub-agents, transporters and other vendors involved in ocean operations. Handling quotations, invoicing and revenue collections for the ocean department.

  • Ensure Ocean department KPIs are met, reviewed and improved.
  • Maintain and develop relationship with customers and help in enhancing business growth. Extending support to local sales to ensure business growth.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Forwarding and clearing (Ocean specifically)
  • Managerial/supervisory experience of 5 years
  • Great knowledge of the shipping industry


  • Matric Certificate
  • Logistics degree/diploma (advantageous)

Computer packages

  • Office 365 (Teams, OneNote, Forms), MS Word, Excel L2, PowerPoint, Outlook Basics, CargoWise1

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for all the activities of the ocean department
  • Responsible for performance and discipline of the staff in the department.
  • Planning and coordinating international ocean shipments ensuring that all is executed timely and as per company procedures and operational KPIs.
  • Management of ocean department vendors such as shipping lines, sub-agents, transporters, and other vendors ensuring efficiency and cost effectiveness. Ensure the set KPIs to each vendor are met and measured for efficiency.
  • Provide customer service to ocean customers ensuring the customer is updated, reports are sent out as per the agreed KPIs and constant communication with the customers is maintained.
  • Ensuring CW1 reports are up to date for all departments.
  • Generate competitive quotations ensuring correctness and profitability and that the quotes are sent out to the customers within the required time frame.
  • Invoicing: ensure to send out accurate invoices within the stipulated timelines ensuring the customers acknowledge receipt of the invoices. Resolve any disputes that may arise out of the invoices.
  • Ensure to support finance team in payments from the ocean customers on time and follow up for unpaid invoices. Update the finance department on any collections and uncollected revenues.
  • Maintain and develop good business relationship with customers and help in enhancing business growth within the current customer base and generate other business leads for ocean movements.
  • Business development; support local sales with customer retention, deep selling, improved procurement, and customer visits.
  • Ensure data quality in CW1 for the ocean shipments is accurate.
  • Overall responsible for Operational and Financial KPIs for the ocean department.
  • Reconciliation of financial reports for the branch.
  • Ensure you adhere to the established work safety rules at all times.
  • Ensure to follow all the established SOPs.

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