We are a transport and logistics company providing the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods - more than 11,000 colleagues, all committed to transforming our business into a greener and more digitised operation. We are proud of our role as part of the critical infrastructure serving customers and communities across Europe and further afield.
DFDS AB is a company providing door-to-door solutions for customers, both full load, part load, piece goods and premium services with customers in the forestry and automotive industries, among others. We operate within a global context and has a strong focus on sustainability and environmental issues. The business is in a continuous improvement process regarding both working methods and employees.
We are now looking for a Managing Director who will contribute to the company’s ongoing journey.
Be part of DFDS and be part of the movement.
About the role
As Managing Director, you will report directly to the Vice President Nordic Dry. You will manage your own legal entity in Sweden and be part of the BU Nordic Dry management team together with other MD colleagues in BU Nordic. This is a key role in the DFDS organisation in Sweden that will involve great collaboration with the rest of the organization to continue our journey towards One DFDS.
Lead and drive the overall performance of the Logistics forwarding business in Sweden
In line with the overall DFDS strategic plan, develop and deliver on strategic initiatives for the local business
Propose, initiate and deliver organizational changes as required in order to improve organizational effectiveness and performance
Create and establish strong internal relationships and promote collaboration across departments and business areas within the group and support the ambition of One DFDS
Stay up to date with market and industry trends as well as the competitor landscape
Maintain and develop key customer relations as well as driving new business development
Manage and follow up on annual budgets
Overall responsibility for maintaining a good working environment
Maintaining a good working relationship with union representatives
To succeed in this position, you are a confident leader with a track record from our industry, able to relate to people at all levels of the organisation. You create excellent relationships internally as well as externally in order to develop the business and organisation. You have a passion for logistics and the transport industry and for developing long standing customer relations. Furthermore, we believe you have:
University Degree in Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Business Administration or other relevant field (relevant experience may replace formal degree)
Several years’ experience from Logistics industry in a management position
Experience from having P&L responsibility
A deep understanding of the logistics industry
Fluency in English (writing/speaking)
Experience from complex businesses and matrix organisation
Experience working in an international environment
What we offer:
We offer an opportunity to be part of a market-leading innovative global company at the forefront of complex logistics solutions. A challenging role where your energy will make a difference.
Join the movement and grow with us. While you’re with us, we want you to develop and move yourself forward. We’ll encourage you to challenge yourself to acquire new skills and perspectives. We aim to attract and retain the best talents and provide challenge and opportunity for personal growth and development.
In this recruitment, we are working with Hudson Nordic as our recruitment partner. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact André Högevoll at email@example.com or +46 (0)709 258 228
Selection and interviews are ongoing, so we welcome your application as soon as possible.
Hudson Nordic is an experienced agency that offers advice and facilitation in recruitment and HR solutions. We have been represented in the Nordic region for more than 20 years and are today a team of 40 committed and experienced consultants across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Headquartered in Copenhagen and with skilled colleagues in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Oslo, we offer our clients the same high level of quality across borders.
In addition to this, we work closely with our colleagues and partners internationally as part of Hudson’s global recruitment partners. We are therefore proud to provide recruitment and HR solutions both locally, Nordic and globally.