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Business Unit Manager - Nashville
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Panalpina | Nashville, TN
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Job Description

Req ID: 126434
Job Function: General Management
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Office Location: Nashville, TN (BNA), United States
Travel Required: up to 10%
Start Date:

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 80 countries, and employs around 15,000 people worldwide.

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

* 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 decrease costs
* Responsible for strong growth within the BU and maximal utilization of business potential
* Continuous strive for high productivity, competitive efficiency and best quality
* Each BU will continuously strive for maximum productivity to assume best use of all resources
* Fully adhere to all defined global processes, policies and standards and to local law


* Responsibility for all operational activities on BU
* 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/Area Management about all important matters.
* Responsibility for budget and business performance on BU level
* Disciplinary responsibility for all direct reports
* As defined in the Global Signing Policy

Function- Market & Industry Knowledge / Business Acumen / Process Working

* Functional know-how in air / 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


* 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

Educational background / Work Experience

* Higher education level in Forwarding and Business Administration, B.S. Degree Preferred.
* Management experience (minimum 5 years)
* Working experience (minimum 5 years)
* Industry experience (minimum 3 years)
* Preferably international working experience


* Fluent in English, a second language a plus