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Panalpina | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 145776
Job Function: General Management
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management

Office Location: Vancouver (YVR_CITY)

Travel Required: up to 25%

Start Date: 10/02/2017

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core

products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made

end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more

than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Business Unit Manager Vancouver to focus on customer, quality and productivity within his/her BU including:

* Responsibility for BU EBIT
* Fulfill and exceed customer expectations by providing the highest possible service quality to the customers
* Optimize the transaction, Increase sales and manage costs optimally.
* Responsible for strong growth within the BU and maximal utilization of business potential
* Continuously strive for high productivity, competitive efficiency and best quality
* Each BU will continuously strive for maximum productivity to assume
* Fully adhere to all defined global processes, policies and standards and to local law


Responsibility for all operational activities on BU Level;

* Responsible for the financial results and the continuous supervision of the financial status, including activities in the field of accounting, financial controlling and strategic planning;
* Prepare the local budget including the investment program, together with detailed documentation according to the instructions issued by Corporate Controlling;
* Develop and expand customer relationships;
* Implement the Internal Control System (ICS) and all processes included in the Internal Management System (IMS);
* Responsible for the standardization of processes, structures and systems according to corporate decisions;
* Arrange and continuously optimize organizational structures, including internal service providers, shared service and competence centres;
* Responsible for the supervision of personnel matters, with particular emphasis on staff training and career planning in cooperation with local HR;
* Ensure the adherence to instructions, policies and guidelines defined by Global Process Owners and corporate functions;
* Ensure the adherence to the Panalpina Code of Conduct;
* Inform him/herself about all applicable local and international laws, regulations, and legal obligations and of ensuring compliance;
* Ensure a regular and consistent information flow to the Country Management about all important matters.

Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

* Perform assigned tasks to support Panalpina meets its objectives and targets regarding quality, health, safety and environment as documented in IMS and follow all requirements as set out in the QHSE policy.
* It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that their day to day activities embrace sustainability/Health and safety therefore reducing the impact upon the environment, supporting the communities we work in and reducing incidents in the workplace.


* Higher education level in Forwarding and Business Administration
* Management experience (minimum 3 years)
* Relevant working experience (minimum 5 years)
* Industry experience (minimum 3 years)
* Preferably international working experience


* Good strategic and planning skills, ability to translate strategy to operational plan and execute
* Proven track record in People management and Leadership Skills (knowledgeable in Recruitment Selection/Training/Development/Coaching/Conflict Management/Performance Management)
* Good communication skills (open and confidential communication style)
* Solid know-how in change management and innovation (analytical, systematic, creative, inventive)
* Strong decision-making capabilities and high accountability
* High result orientation and customer focus
* Ability to integrate and coordinate efforts/resources across functions and boundaries
* Management and organizational skills (prioritize, plan, assign, delegate, control)
* Act as a role model for Corporate Values and fully adheres to the Code of Conduct


* Fluent in English (other languages depending on the location)

Specifics for Job / Environment

* Responsibility for budget and business performance on BU level
* Disciplinary and human resources responsibility for all line reports
* As defined in the Global Signing Policy
* Functional know-how in air / ocean / logistics / SCM
* Understanding of PA strategy and products
* Knowledge about markets & competitors, about trends & challenges for our industry
* Business Acumen (understands principles and language, incl. the fundamentals of finance and profitability
* Solid business administration competence
* Has an overall understanding of business processes and independencies
* MS office skills and good knowledge regarding PA IT systems


If you wish learn more about this opportunity please apply http://www.panalpina.com/www/global/en/home/careers.html

Panalpina Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Panalpina Inc. souscrit au principe d'équité en matière d'emploi

*Panalpina welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process including recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages. Please call 905-755-4545 should you require any accommodations.

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