Clearance Operations Manager

Job Description

Company: FedEx Express EU
Job Requisition Number: RC188646
Locations:
Ul. Wadowicka 3 (Building A)
Krakow, Poland

Time Type: Full Time
Scheduled weekly Hours: 40
Worker Type: Regular
Posting Date: 12-September-2019
Closing Date: 31-January-2020
Job Family: FXE-EU: Manager Clearance Operations (ID)


Position Summary:

Job purpose:

Manages the achievement of defined business goals, including critical customs regulatory compliance for an assigned area of a complex Customs Clearance and Brokerage Operation. Focuses on developing knowledge of clearance and brokerage operations including the negotiation process to obtain simplifications and concessions.
Optimises business opportunities and the Customer Experience by participating in assigned projects to develop and implement innovative and customised solutions (brokerage services, new/enhanced automation, engineering of processes etc).

Key Accountabilities:

People management - Uses approved processes to recruit, select and develop front line employees. Ongoing achieves optimum performance levels by clearly communicating corporate and local requirements and translates these into individual & Team performance expectations and targets.

Clearance operations processes – Evaluates and recommends resources required to support effective management of assigned clearance processes. Contributes to the development and implementation of effective tactics, plans and processes to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and achievement of local clearance and brokerage goals.

Managing Ongoing Performance – Evaluates ongoing performance of assigned operations, including vendor performance. Identifies changing requirements (staffing, volumes, quality, compliance etc). Incorporates changing requirements from outside of the team (other workgroups, regulatory, Customer, contingency situations etc). Initiates corrective actions to ensure required service and compliance levels are maintained. Escalates unresolved issues or requirements that have a significant impact on the business.

Customer issues and requirements - Supports the achievement of the CE strategy through effective management of Customer opportunities and issues. Includes developing knowledge of Customers and their industry/segment and using this to identify and/or recommend the development of customised solutions. Initiates and/or leads the timely resolution of issues that can be complex and have a significant financial impact.

Finance and risk management – Manages the team to ensure correct and on time processing of duty and tax transactions (correct classification of entries, reconciliation of duty and taxes, disputes, management of transit guarantees etc). These involve high value payments that impact deferment guarantees and cash flows. Includes effectively managing all types of risk to minimise exposure to Customs fines, criminal action, loss of operating licence etc.

Development and implementation of Brokerage Services - Supports CE goals by participating in the change management process to transition local country operations from pure IP clearance to full brokerage services.

Requirements:
We are looking for mature leader with about 2 - 3 years of experience on similar position and highly developed leadership skills with experience in managing people. We can consider candidates with strong customer service background; however customer clearance experience is a strong asset. Experience in the express, airline or distribution company with knowledge of the industry will be an advantage. Very good knowledge of English is a must.
Also required: good understanding of financial processes and controls, excellent analytical & problem solving skills and very good project management skills.

Successful Candidate will be offered a challenging position in rapidly growing organization, with multiple development opportunities. Hired person will be highly exposed to global Senior Stakeholders, and will be involved in decision making process. The role involves managing a team of estimated 40 Agents. Competitive salary and benefit package is also part of the deal.

Qualifications:

Language: German: Comprehension
English: Writing, Speaking, Reading, Comprehension
French (Europe): Comprehension

FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all


Our Company

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.


Our Philosophy

The People-Service-Profit philosophy (P-S-P) describes the principles that govern every FedEx decision, policy or activity. FedEx takes care of our people; they, in turn, deliver the impeccable service demanded by our customers, who reward us with the profitability necessary to secure our future. The essential element in making the People-Service-Profit philosophy such a positive force for the company is where we close the circle, and return these profits back into the business, and invest back in our people. Our success in the industry is attributed to our people. Through our P-S-P philosophy, we have a work environment that encourages team members to be innovative in delivering the highest possible quality of service to our customers. We care for their well-being, and value their contributions to the company.


Our Culture

Our culture is important for many reasons, and we intentionally bring it to life through our behaviors, actions and activities in every part of the world. The FedEx culture and values have been a cornerstone of our success and growth since we began in the early 1970’s. While other companies can copy our systems, infrastructure and processes, our culture makes us unique and is often a differentiating factor as we compete and grow in today’s global marketplace.