Country Manager – Damco Angola

A DAMCO Está à procura de um Country Manager para Angola! Se queres achas que tens perfil para liderar o projeto de crescimento desta empresa em Angola, vê em Detalhe.

Damco Angola, a vibrant, fast growing and performance driven organization, seeks a Country Manager. Angola is amongst the fastest growing economies in the world, expected to grow double digits in the years to come. A major reconstruction work is being done and foreign investment is increasing rapidly. The development of road and railway infrastructures will stimulate the further expansion of the trade and the increase of containerized cargo coming in and out of the country.

The ideal candidate will be an enterprising and competitive individual, with a proven track record of closing deals. The position requires previous people management experience and solid financial understanding. Excellent negotiation and communication skills for strategic relations management are also required. The responsibility includes full company performance (P&L) responsibility for Damco’s business in Angola.

You will be overall responsible for leading the Damco Angola team to ensure strong growth in terms of profit and volumes thereby gaining market share from competition. Furthermore focus should be on excellent service delivery as well as a relentless focus on delivering the numbers. The Country Manager reports to the Regional CEO will be a key member of the Regional Leadership Team. The role will be a ‘Leader of Leaders’ position.

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and as such a buzzing city with good schools and an established expat environment.

We Offer
Involvement in overall business decisions at a strategic level, as well as specific challenges in a complex finance/business environment, which will provide the right candidate with an excellent opportunity for both professional and personal development.

Working experience in an emerging economic environment
• Working experience in a high-growth division
• Leading a diverse team, both functionally and culturally
• Gaining exposure to local clients and suppliers
• Further Develop leadership skills
• Further your network in Logistics business

Key Responsibilities
Manage business risk on behalf of the shareholders
• Ensure profitability targets are met or exceeded
• Drive the development of the Damco business by pro-actively identifying & developing growth opportunities for the company
• Lead, organize, & develop employees, retaining & maximizing the impact of key high performers
• Set targets & monitor performance, taking corrective action quickly & effectively when necessary
• Develop & maintain key customer relationships
• Manage business risk on behalf of the shareholders

Key Performance Indicators:
• Country EBT & Net Result
• Cash flow
• Productivity compared to competition
• Business growth compared to competition
• Customer satisfaction
• Talent Retention
• Ocean carrier split
• Business Control

Who we are looking for

• Highly energetic and with high sense of urgency
• Developed sense of responsibility and ability to ‘follow through’
• Enterprising & competitive
• Execution focus (close the deals)
• Demonstrated financial acumen
• Ability to lead, motivate, and coach a team
• Commercial focus with experience in business development or sales
• Service minded and ability to create to forge new, and improve upon existing, strategic relationships
• Consistent application of company values
• Ambition to advance within the Cluster
• English fluency required, fluency in Portuguese will be an advantage

• P&L experience with DAMCO/Freight Forwarding preferred
• Business development experience
• People management
• Previous work experience in Africa is preferable