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Project Manager

JAS Worldwide

JAS Worldwide

Operations
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

JAS is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company. Our services include air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services, including consulting, the coordination of purchase orders and customized management services.

Overall responsibility for JAS Projects (JP), the Project Manager executes all JAS Projects’ activities including business development activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsibilities will include:

Sub-contractors / Vendors

  • To identify potential sub-contractor / vendor to support our capabilities.

  • To conduct due diligence to all sub-contractor / vendor to ensure compliance.

  • To establish and maintaining good relationship with sub-contractor / vendor for better negotiation and quality of work.

  • To ensure JAS procedures and guidelines are followed at all times including QHSSE, Transport Engineering, Ethical / Process Compliance.

  • Client service levels, maintaining first in class operational and administrative procedures at all times ensuring high levels of client satisfaction

  • Recruitment of staff, personal development and welfare ensuring long term staff retention

  • Managing HR & disciplinary matters in conjunction with JAS HR Departments

  • If instructed to do so sourcing and implementing new JP facilities throughout SEA

Business Development

  • Carry out aggressive and extensive business development with first, second and third tier clients within your Country, growing JP revenue and GP. Travelling is needed as and when it requires. Working closely with Business Development Manager – S.E. Asia.

  • To attend regular face to face meeting with Clients maintaining & growing relationship.

  • To upload Wintouch Report after every meeting with Clients.

  • To share sales lead with JAS’s oversea offices to widen our network.

Contractual & Financial Management of Project business including:

  • Managing / monitoring financial forecasts, monitoring and managing account receivables and payables.

  • KPI & Milestone management, work closely with Operation to ensure laid down Cargowise processes are followed by all staff.

  • Implementing and amending specific localized documents & procedures such as Standard Operating Procedures as required.

  • Monitoring and reporting on: Ethical Conduct & Due Diligence, Transport Engineering requirements, Quality, Health and Safety, Environment including developing any required localized procedures

  • Negotiating with Carriers to obtain the best possible buying rates and favorable contractual terms on behalf of JP SEA.

  • Risk Management, Insurance Claim management.

  • Country responses to pre-qualification requests, RFI, RFQ for clients

  • Liaison with JAS financial on cash flow forecasts, AR&AP and day to day HR business.

Management of JP Sub-Contractors (locally) including the monitoring and auditing of:

  • Ethical Conduct & Due Diligence (ECDD), Quality, Health and Safety, Environment procedures.

  • Financial (including timely and accurate billing in liaison with Ops Vietnam)

  • Service levels.

  • Processing of new Sub-Contractors through the JAS Vendor Approval Process.

  • Ensuring Sub-Contractors maintain validity of ECDD training and insurances and maintaining such records in conjunction with JAS ATL Administrative Supervisor.

  • Identify new suitable Sub-Contractors.

Overall responsibility for all day-to-day operational aspects of the business including:

  • Monitoring high profile “HOTSHOT” shipment progress in conjunction with Ops team.

  • Chartering aircraft and vessels by following relevant SOPs.

  • Supervise subsequent loading and discharging operations in support of ops as/when required and raise subsequent client reports.

  • Liaison with JP transport engineering for out-of-gauge heavy lift shipments.

Attend any training courses as deemed necessary by Management.

  • Provide senior level out of hour’s point of contact cover for clients as and when required including weekends and public holidays.

Constantly seek out and develop ways to improve the operational service received by JP clients, whilst increasing profit margins on JP business.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Thorough knowledge of transportation industry, logistics and freight forwarding

  • Thorough knowledge of related business development & sales functions

  • Thorough knowledge of successful project management

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite

  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently

  • Must have valid driver’s license and safe driving record

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma or equivalent preferred

  • At least 5 years or more successful projects & business development experience in Projects, Freight forwarding, Logistics and/or the Transportation industry

JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

JAS USA IS A CUSTOMS BROKER, GOVERNED BY FEDERAL REGULATION. FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROVIDE THAT JAS MAY HAVE IT BROKERAGE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED IF IT “KNOWINGLY EMPLOYED, OR CONTINUES TO EMPLOY, ANY PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, WITHOUT WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THAT EMPLOYMENT FROM THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER.” JAS WILL PERFORM A BACKGROUND CHECK TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY AND IF SO, ABSENT SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU WILL NOT BE HIRED OR WILL BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY.