Associate Director/ Senior Manger – Exports & Logistics

Industry/ Sector/ Domain

Leading FMCG Company.

Location

Kochi, Kerala, India

Experience Range

10+ years

Company Profile

Catenon India’s Client: One of the leading FMCG Companies.

Responsibilities

  • Lead Annual carriage contracts for exports Ex-India and Imports as applicable with shipping lines and with Freight Forwarders. – Including RFQ, Rate Negotiation of Ocean Freight rates and secure allocations as part of annual contract with Shipping lines / Forwarders.
  • Negotiate for spot rates with shipping lines / forwarders for non-availability /skip.
  • Managing logistics, planning & negotiating with transporters & C&F Agents for cost effective transport solutions & clearances. Appointment of C&F agents, Trailer operators, Container surveyors and Inspection agencies.
  • Co-ordination with Production and Planning functions for planning and dispatches of Finished Goods.
  • Manage pre and post shipment documentation for exports in SAP and timely delivery of documents to Customers.
  • Scheduling shipment plans and updating the same on a weekly basis until arrival of consignments at respective destinations
  • Tracking of shipments at all levels and advise the status to Customers until arrival at destinations.
  • Support NPD / Projects / Commercials with verification of country regulation requirements Submission of monthly returns to concern authorities.
  • Comply with ISO system requirements for Exports.
  • Generation of MIS/Performance reports pertaining to Export Logistics. Ocean Freight Rate analysis – Monthly.
  • Achieve targeted load ability for containers by optimizing loading pattern / product mix.
  • Liaise with external agencies like DGFT, Customs, Central Excise, ECGC, Plant quarantine dept. FSSAI, Export Inspection Agencies, C&F agents, Truck operators, Insurance Company, Shipping Lines etc. for smooth exports / import operations.
  • Export Vendor payment process within agreed timelines including Ocean Freight.
  • Carry out Customer satisfaction survey reports based on the parameters fixed.
  • Evaluate Service suppliers (Shipping lines, C&F Agents, Trailer operators, Inspection Agencies. Legalization of shipping documents for all countries and across all consulates.
  • Monitoring of Credit limits available / ECGC coverage for export Billing.

Qualifications

  • Experience in leading export function, preferably in FMCG / Foods Industry including liaison with Shipping lines, forwarders.
  • Sound knowledge of exports related Compliance & procedures- FTP / Inco terms.
  • Experience in using SAP SD Module, EDI and preparing shipping documents.
  • Computer proficiency with excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel).
  • Good understanding of Ocean Freight price movements and preparation of annual budgets & reporting of logistics related costs.

Desired Experience:

  • 15+ years of experience in similar function.
  • Independently Handled Export Logistics.
  • Graduate/ Post-graduate in supply chain management/Logistics Management.

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Head Ecommerce

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer

Location

Kochi/ Remote

Experience Range

10- 15 years

Company Profile

A Private Equity fund backed gourmet food firm

Job Profile

  • The role is responsible for P&L management for the entire e-commerce division for India.
  • Manage key marketplaces and their investment decisions
  • Manage the end to the end customer experience of e-commerce business including user experience, product availability, on-time delivery, and customer complaint
  • Design strategy for ensuring sales through the website.
  • Develops and leads a strategic e-commerce plan with the senior leadership in the firm.
  • Ensures the smooth execution of the business plan by delivering the P&L goals in terms of revenue and profitability while transforming the business based on the long-term vision
  • Drive effective strategies and processes for the e-commerce business to reduce complexity and increase efficiency through close cooperation with critical stakeholders of the firm.
  • Develop paid media strategy including SEO/SEM, retargeting and other paid media.
  • Liaison with brand marketing and creative team on optimized social media creative and marketplace ads with optimal ROAS (to vary by platform and by campaign/launch vs evergreen programs)
  • Take initiatives and develop go to market plans across various digital marketing channels

Candidate Profile

  • 10-15 years of overall experience within e-commerce business with P/L ownership
  • Strong experience in building and scaling up ecommerce business in digital space
  • Preference to experience in foods industry.

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Industry / Sector / Domain

Retail and Luxury

Location

Kochi

Experience Range

20-25 years

Company Profile

A leading Retail and Luxury firm

Job Profile

  • Strategic partner for the 3.0 Journey and a Culture Ambassador
    • Partners with the Senior Leadership Team and Domain experts for identifying HR strategic priorities for Retail 3.0
    • Drives design of key HR initiatives based on strategic priorities
    • Acts as a Advisor /Guide for all people aspects of the Growth/ Transformation Plan and the 3.0 Organization Design as a catalyst of change working with key leaders
    • Champions values and positions as a Great Place to work
    • Introduces automation and Insights-based decision making for all key People Processes
  • Talent Management and Learning
    • Develops high performing teams for 3.0 by facilitating setting of objectives and smart performance management
    • Manages capability development initiatives through the L&D team to cater to 3.0 based on the Competency Framework
    • Develops high-potential employees through the Aspire Program and the Leadership Development Framework
    • Builds platforms for knowledge sharing and management
    • Drives the Learning Agenda for 3.0 across all levels through effective use of Learning Platforms
  • Delivery of HR Processes
    • Owner for the People Function Calendar across all Functions and Locations
    • Develops the right talent pools across geos
    • Streamlines the Selection process to Hire for skill, attitude and culture fit
    • Develops the Compensation and Benefit strategy, drives market benchmarking and rollout of various Performance based Pay Programs
    • Accountable for compliance with all legislation related to employment, ensuring a healthy, compliant and safe environment across all locations
    • Plan the HR budget and take efficient measures to manage the costs

Candidate Profile

  • 20 – 25 Years plus experience with at least 8-10 years in a Corporate HR role
  • Must have handled People strategy and growth plans
  • Relocation to Kochi is a must
  • Female candidate preferred for the role
  • Retail experience would be desirable
  • Must have built and managed HR Programs in Culture, Learning and Employee engagement with business impact

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Chief Marketing Officer

Industry / Sector / Domain

Retail

Location

Kochi

Experience Range

18-20 years

Company Profile

A leading player in the luxury retail domain

Job Profile

  • Branding and Marketing direction for the Business
    • Plan for market share enhancement through targeted marketing programs for each product line/ each region as per the Business Plan
    • Plan and drive marketing budgets (promotions, adverts, marketing communications, website, social media presence, BTL ATL programs and PR)
    • Focus on creating new brands / different formats/ new geo expansion as per our strategic plan
  • Client Brand awareness and perception
    • Be the Brand Custodian who ensures a sync between the Client’s Brand and Client’s Values and philosophy
    • Drive Brand expansion initiatives and enhancing brand relevance
    • Create Brand positioning and go-to- market strategy for new LOBs
    • Manage marketing initiatives and brand messaging for new market entry aligning brand aspects to the target consumer profiles of the new market
    • Manage Brand consistency across marketing channels
    • Build sub-brands and related categories
  • Customer acquisition
    • Manage targeted customer acquisition leveraging their 95 year old heritage
    • Manage and champion the Client’s Customer Experience across their regions working with Operations, VM and Store Planning
    • Design engagement touchpoints and customised programs for target groups- Loyalty programs, Premium services
    • Drive NPS scores for their Brand
    • Drive Experience marketing through Client’s Experience Zones in each store for differentiated offerings
  • Revenue Generation
    • Manage the brand P&L and ensure revenue generation through the marketing programs
    • Drive marketing plan (ATL/BTL) for product lines (Digital/ Social /Broadcast/ Print Media)
    • Facilitate omnichannel sales building brand engagement on the Client’s Website, E-commerce platforms and Social Media
    • Deliver targeted measures – design GTMs, communication programs and season/occasion led interventions; media planning and BTL execution by region and by format to drive sales
    • Build a Consumer Insights framework to track market trends and altering customer preferences- Mystery shopping, competitor mapping, customer profiling etc
    • Drive product preferences for regions/new product lines with insights from the Consumer Insights Framework
    • Realign ATL BTL programs, digital marketing campaigns and Visual Merchandising based on market and consumer Insights and Program ROI
    • Propose offers and promotions/ pricing recommendations based on market insights

Candidate Profile

  • 18-20 years work experience driving marketing for the retail industry in a large and geographically well-distributed organization in brand expansion, rebranding, customer experience with 6-10 years in omnichannel marketing
  • Candidates with an MBA qualification preferred
  • Should be competent in
    • Strategic planning
    • Consumer Insights management
    • Brand management
    • Omni channel marketing

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