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VP Sea Freight (f/m/d) – Asia

What if… your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that – disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

You will

  • Lead and develop the Asian Sea Freight organization
    • P+L ownership (drive growth and profits)
    • Drive KPIs in additional focus areas: Service Quality, Productivity, Tech adoption and People Engagement
    • Drive OKRs and Change
  • Co-develop the global Sea Freight operating model with globally standardized processes and systems
    • Establish global standards in Asia
    • Drive change from local country operations to global standards and systems
    • Closely collaborate with our technology team to drive digitalization and automation within Asian Sea Freight operations
  • Expand the Sea Freight team to further countries in Asia 
  • Be part of and closely collaborate with the global Sea Freight leadership team to shape the global Sea Freight strategy and to seamlessly integrate Asia in the global operating model
  • Manage Asian Network (internal and external)
  • Develop and built strong Carrier Relationship

What you bring

  • Successful strategic Sea Freight leader with proven track record in running and scaling organizations and teams globally (>10-15 years experience)
    • P+L responsibility
    • Extensive partner network management
  • Strong Sea Freight operations knowledge especially in processes and systems
  • Strong systems thinker with extensive conceptual and analytical skills to manage growth with the right operating model
  • Change management capabilities
  • Proven track record in Asia with deep understanding of the Asian markets and cultures
  • Carrier Relationship on senior level
  • Strong leadership skills with proven experience of building, developing and mentoring high-performing teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel nationally and internationally
  • Fluent in English and ideally in Mandarin

Forto is an internationally growing company

  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

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  • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
  • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
  • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!


Work Life:

  • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
  • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
  • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.


Company Offering:


  • Sustainability Team
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Green Energy
  • Organic Food
  • Paperless Office

Work Setup

  • Inspiring Office Spaces
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Team & Company Events
  • Hybrid Work 

Learning & Development

  • Peer Learning Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training
  • L&D Budget


  • Best Onboarding Program
  • Visa & Relocation Support
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program
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