Customs and Logistics Manager – Audi Volkswagen

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Warehouse & Logistics
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : November 10, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

Management & Strategy:

  • To lead, coach and supervise the team to achieve a stable, reliable and delivery of top quality services towards its stakeholders
  • Spearheading change initiatives or improvements of internal processes through digitalization and constant internal review of current operations
  • Ensuring round-the-clock logistics operations’ stability and continuity
  • Act as a point of escalation and crisis management
  • Provide reliable point of consultancy and advise internal departments on all logistics and customs compliance-related matters

New Vehicles Logistics:

  • Supervising the new vehicles imports operations to ensure on-time arrivals, compliance to import regulations and a cost-efficient transport chain
  • Proactively initiating strategic projects or measures to achieve cost savings or potentials, early identification and mitigation of risks within the transport chain, increasing efficiency of internal process, and achieving the ultimate vision of improved lead time performance while reducing costs for AVME
  • Continuous monitoring of existing and developing Free Trade Agreements in all assigned markets while ensuring the full utilization of these agreements to the financial benefit of AVME, the dealer network and the end customers
  • Monitoring and reviewing insurance provided by VW Financial Services for ensuring that transport insurance coverage to the dealerships is adequate and effective (coverage requirement is as according to the agreed Incoterms)

Export Control & Customs:

  • Supervising the application of customs compliance and export control measures and adherence to internal policies
  • Staying abreast of the region’s political and economic developments as well as the customs regulations and when deemed required, to initiate or propose internal counter-measures towards senior management and relevant internal departments
  • Ensure AVME’s compliance towards respective customs bodies


Regional Logistics:

  • Spearheading the annual review and selection process of the logistics service provider for AVME to ensure the quality of the service contract. It is the service provider’s responsibility to handle the internal transport requests (e.g. exhibitions, test drives) on AVME’s behalf
  • Regular performance review and management of logistics provider through mutually agreed KPIs. Target is to ensure that the service provider (representing AVME) attains a robust, efficient, quality service provision towards AVME while remaining compliant

Product Compliance Management System (PCMS)

  • Identification, departmental consolidation and reporting of PCMS/ECMS binding obligations.
  • Ensure adequate processes with countermeasures are in place for all identified binding obligations.
  • Regular review of the identified binding obligations and subsequent countermeasures.

Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • 8 – 10 years experience in a management level within the supply chain/logistics industry, preferably within automotive logistics
  • Experienced in leading and managing a multi-cultural team
  • Minimum of 5 – 6 years’ experience with Middle East customs regulations
  • High level of communication skills (written and spoken) and ability to communicate with all layers of an organization
  • Well experienced in dealings with senior/top level management
  • Experienced in supply chain strategy and management including cost and operations efficiencies, compliance
  • In-depth knowledge of managing differing types of transports, including by sea, air and land (both customs and technical aspects)
  • Exposure to transport quality systems and implementation/adaptation measures
  • Customer oriented, independent, reliable, keen to details, flexible and organized
  • Specialized skills and knowledge in the automotive logistics industry
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of VAT is an advantage
  • Demonstrated success with supply chain systems analysis and improvements

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