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REQUIREMENTS
Work Experience
▪ Bachelor’s degree required with an MBA preferred.
▪ Ten or more years of progressive management experience, with at least five years in a significant executive leadership role, preferably in an import/ distribution company.
▪ Deep familiarity with international trade, ocean freight, customs/import, ports and associated rules and regulations.
▪ Well-honed negotiation and deal making skills; well-founded understanding of when and how to discuss terms with producers, suppliers and customers.
▪ Ability to understand trends in market, customer and competitor dynamics to identify potential problems and assess emerging opportunities.
▪ Strong operational leadership capacity with experience utilizing effective measurements, processes and structure to achieve improvements.
▪ Excellent leadership and management skills: Communicate key priorities, effectively delegates responsibility and monitors employees’ ability to move forward with company goals; challenges employees to maximize their potential and take on challenging assignments.
▪ Familiarity with SAP a plus.
▪ Experience in managing relationships in East Asia is valuable, but not necessary.
INTERPERSONAL REQUIREMENTS
▪ Honesty / Integrity Self-knowledge of skills and potential and ability to serve as a role model for others in the company.
▪ Humility – Demonstrate high moral and professional standards grounded in humility and compassion.
▪ Tenacious and detail-oriented follow-up and communication skills.
▪ Balanced Ego – Able to lead and to take and give criticism. Dedication to success as a byproduct of performance of the entire company.
▪ Insight – The ability to see issues in their greater context and understand the implications of decision making
▪ Erudite – Numerate. Capable of evaluating complex systems and deriving meaningful, accurate results.
Open and Transparent – A seasoned communicator who builds trust throughout the organization by clearly communicating and following through on commitment.
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