Global Freight and Procurement Director

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Global Freight and Procurement Director for our Global Services Logistics, who is able to comprehend the global logistics set-up and see across the two interconnected disciplines, freight management and procurement. In Danfoss Global Services Logistics you will become a vital part of a team who is responsible for trade compliance, freight management, transport procurement and global freight management support. You will report to the Global Freight and Trade Compliance Director. You will be heading both freight management and procurement in a new combined function. Here you will be responsible for taking the performance and deliverables to the next level, heading a team with eight highly competent and skilled international resources. Together with your team you will control the full tender process, lead negotiations of regional/global contracts and define freight strategies, tools and policies globally. Besides that, you will continue to develop the cooperation with partners after the tender has been closed

Your main responsibilities and key tasks will be to:

  • Ensure operational excellence globally within freight management and continue to improve costs and services.
  • Promote strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders knowing that stakeholder management is the key to your success.
  • Perform quarterly business reviews with key suppliers.
  • Be accountable for ensuring continuous development of skills and performances of your team securing right person in right role.
  • Serves as an inspirational and influential leader infusing the organization with new thinking, adaptability, and improved ways of operating internally and externally while providing a sustainable and competitive advantage for the organisation.

Background and skills

You have a solid experience in procurement of freight and logistic services globally working in larger international organisations for some years. You have at least 5 years in management exploring your cross-functional leadership skills. You have sufficient purchasing and logistics experience to recognize market movements to secure competitive advantage and avoiding risks for the organisation. We expect you to hold a master’s degree or similar, but more importantly, you have demonstrated experience in driving procurement capabilities and processes. It is an advantage if you have combined your skills within procurement with freight and logistics management.

In addition, we expect you to:

  • have excellent communication skills setting the objectives for your team
  • have a clear and empathetic management style, as well as genuine interest in personal management
  • be able to change between an operational/hands on approach and in the next moment being very strategic and visionary
  • be fully proficient in English.

The position is located in Rødekro, Denmark. However, this position will require that you are up for occasional travel to other Danfoss facilities internationally.

Since the position is subject to specific safety requirements related to airfreight, we will obtain your criminal record in the recruitment process.

We are Engineering Tomorrow

The world faces growing populations, booming urbanization and rapid climate change. At Danfoss, we engineer ready-to-use solutions to these challenges. We build energy-efficient solutions that reduce food loss and make cities cleaner – using digital technology to make systems smarter and more connected – and we engineer innovative new ways to save energy and transition to clean energy for the good of our climate.

Join Danfoss

Danfoss gives you unique opportunities to put your skills to good use, make an impact and shape an exciting career. We encourage employees to take charge, do extraordinary things and run the business like it was their own. Danfoss is respected around the world for its innovative, high-quality technologies and solutions. You will learn a lot by working with the experts who develop them. Join Danfoss to be part of a world-class team of over 27,000 people in 56 countries that engineer tomorrow and build a better future.

For job-specific and/or technical enquiries, please contact partner Henrik Smit at Brinch & Partners on +45 2215 2787. Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted. The position will be closed down once we have found the right candidate.

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Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.