Head of Logistics

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MISSION

The position is responsible to strategize, manage, and continually optimize the precious metal transportation operations of MKS PAMP GROUP. In a fast-paced trading-floor environment, the position facilitates trades by supervising teams to implement all shipments, deliveries, and vaulting with maximum efficiency and minimal cost.

MAIN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify opportunities and drive strategy

  • Evaluate current practices from a cost and quality-of-service perspective, developing a vision for the “future state,” and executing the necessary actions to achieve. 
  • Keep up to date on market conditions and developments to ensure valid business intelligence and cost-efficiency 
  • Identify new partners globally to improve both regional and international networks. 
  • Support the development of operational SOPs with inside staff. 
  • Develop and regularly report KPIs/metrics to detail logistics costs and track service performance. 
  • Prepare reports as requested and analyze data from multiple sources to transform findings into action steps for improvement. 
  • Implement improvements to systems, processes, procedures, and engage in effective change management

Coordinate operations

  • Work in close collaboration with internal customers (Sales, Operations, Physical trading) and provide optimal freight quotes to support business opportunities and achieve and customer company benefits,
  • Maintain effective communication with new and existing counterparties, within and outside the Group.
  • Manage the day-to-day service execution and the periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) performance reviews with all key logistics partners
  • Work with the internal logistics team to manage transport flows on a regional and global level.
  • Work with global offices to improve cost elements pertaining to packaging and other factors.
  • Optimize the freight insurance portfolio.

Oversee expenses

  • Negotiate with service providers on behalf of the Group to improve cost and client benefit.
  • Improve conditions with suppliers on cost control and invoice/communication issues.
  • Review and monitor insurance coverage for both the Group and its suppliers.
  • Develop and manage vendor relations.

Team management

  • May be required to lead other logistics staff either as direct reports or through “dotted-line” reporting relationships

Compliance

  • Ensure supplier contracts are complete, with the proper information, signed and onboarded according to company policy. 
  • Ensure strict compliance with all rules and laws pertaining to transportation, including security and safety rules, policies, requirements.
  • Ensure strict safety and security awareness and best practices. 
  • Address safety concerns and customer complaints promptly. 
  • Take appropriate actions to mitigate risk in all operations.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Business administration, Management or Logistics or equivalent related work or education
  • Proven track record of profitable trading with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • 10 years experience in an operational role and managing shipping processes, including developing logistical options with airlines, ground transporters, brokers, shipping companies as well as customers.
  • Experience in precious metals logistics and existing relationships within the entire precious metal transportation chain highly desired

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and achieve results
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multitask and work with minimal direction and supervision
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting practices, financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Highly customer service focused
  • Continuous Improvement mindset and skills
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet
  • Ability to perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Empathy, understanding and patience-driven with employees and external customers Ability to respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries
  • Fluent in English and French, Spanish is a plus
  • Swiss or UE citizen, or holder of a Swiss valid work permit.

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Geneva

MKS (Switzerland) SA
1204 Genève Directions info@mks.ch +41 22 818 52 00 View page

Our Culture

MKS has a unique culture based on its family history, deeply linked to the founder’s worldview, which makes it a formidable force in the success in our business. 

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