E-Flash No 22 - 8 March 2011 - SPECIAL EDITION


International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, represents and promotes the interests of the global freight forwarding and logistics industry. Our members – approximately 40’000 forwarding and logistics companies employing around 8-10 million people in over 150 countries – expect a competent and service related assistance from our Secretariat in Glattbrugg/Zurich.

We are looking for September 2011 for a successor of the retiring

Director General (m/f)

Your key responsibilities:

  • to develop a strategy for FIATA, based on market evolutions in a global market;

  • to establish personal and professional network in order to anticipate the global market evolutions;

  • to attract and develop high level professional work force to design and implement the FIATA strategy targets;

  • to organise/manage the budget process of the FIATA organisation;

  • to build a h3 professional relationship internal and external, and especially with our Association members;

  • to lead and motivate your colleagues at our Headquarter.

Your profile / competences:

  • University degree in economics or law (master or master after master) preferable;

  • At least 5 years proven professional experience in a high level position in an international (preferably multinational) organisation in a global environment;

  • Outstanding knowledge of the forwarders business in a global context;

  • Experience in commercial enterprises as well as in trade or transport organisations;

  • Analytical capacity and competence to present complex perspectives in clear terms;

  • Good ability to negotiate and present the position of FIATA in international conferences;

  • Multilingual: perfect verbal and written English, good knowledge of German, French and other language is an asset;

  • Good computer and administrative skills;

  • Ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial mind-set.

FIATA offers you an outstanding position in a challenging international environment. If you are interested to take on this challenge we are looking forward to receive full documents in support of your application, which you please send until 15 April, 2011 by priority mail to Mr. Andreas R. Obermeyer, c/o Meneghin & Partner Ltd., Neue Bahnhofstrasse 160, CH-4132 Muttenz nr. Basle, Switzerland, or by e-mail to andreas.obermeyer(at)meneghin.ch.

Your application will be treated with care and in full confidentiality!

8 March 2011

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