Assistant Transport Manager APAC

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Kamunting, 08, MY

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 6414


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

This position directs and leads all aspects of the transportation network associated with the APAC region. Responsible for the leading and control of transportation guidelines, policies, and activities associated within the region. Further, has the responsibility to control and assure efficient, compliant, and cost-effective shipping standards which support the Global Transport strategic directive that strives for best-in-class service and allows for a competitive advantage within the industry.

The APAC Transportation Manager will lead, guide, and support departmental activities to successfully provide cost effective, timely, quality transportation services to both internal and external stakeholders within the region.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide deep functional expertise in Freight procurement and management while leveraging the Teleflex global Distribution & Logistics spend to ensure best value for Teleflex service and cost.
  • Select best in class global partners and support local selection where applicable.
  • Participate in RFQ and negotiations for global road, air and sea freight rates.
  • Partner with all freight partners / operations to ensure best practice and deliver excellent service at best cost to Teleflex, negotiation of contract terms, SOP’s and rates with carriers and freight forwarders.
  • Develop, implement and monitor standardized KPIs.
  • Initiates and drives annual CIPs to support the company’s financial objectives.
  • Provide project and change management expertise to key strategic change projects by partnering with business management in the definition, planning and execution of specific change strategies.
  • Readily engage with business stakeholders and is able to clearly articulate a stakeholder’s need around all things transport related.
  • Provide effective and regular communications on all stakeholders on freight activity
  • Manages the regional transportation spend and CIPs
  • Escalation point for operational activities associated with APAC Transport.
  • Proactively identify and analyse anomalies, reverse negative trends, and control costs – all in order to maximize productivity and deliver on operational, strategic, and financial expectations.
  • Develop and implement Global Transportation Strategy for the APAC region
  • Directs the APAC transportation activities and carrier selection through the efficient management of all approved service providers.
  • Manages and standardizes global policies and procedures related to transportation for the region.
  • Directs and manages mode/standards for inter-company and end-customer transportation services.
  • Develop processes to improve efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness of transport related data. Ensure stakeholders have the visibility required in relation to their shipments.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership that excels in establishing solid relationships focused on driving performance.
  • Organizes, leads, and controls effectively – add real value to the regional department in the execution of these processes.
  • Provides technical, strategic and operational know how in managing the flow of information, making recommendations and providing resolution where applicable.
  • Dictates standards and revisions as required. Demonstrates superior knowledge of transportation/3PL industries including best practices & industry trends. Applies qualifications to positively affect department competencies and efficiencies.
  • Exhibits firm grasp of transport conditions and handling requirements throughout the distribution chain in order to assure product quality is not negatively impacted.
  • Directs country specific goals and objectives that support and align with regional/global initiatives. Forefront projects as required – cross-divisional, RFQs, strategic, etc.
  • Enforces compliance of all company policies/procedures, safety rules and government regulations

Education / Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent years of direct related experience. Minimum of 7 years logistics work related experience in a regulated medical device/Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated experience leading RFQs in a transport environment.
  • A strong leader, demonstrating clarity and purpose.
  • Exceptional influencing skills and demonstrable suite of change management communication experience.
  • Strong business transformation/change leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant change management projects in the logistics or supply chain environment.
  • Strong systems and technical knowledge.
  • Good organization and communication skills with cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships across the organization at all levels.
  • English language both spoken and written.
  • Experience in working with SAP.
  • Able to work with Microsoft office applications.
  • Experience with Tableau or other reporting tools.
  • In case of absences of team members, willing to cover different shifts and willing to travel as necessary.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy essential.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and pressure.
  • Problem solving skills for developing creative solutions are required.
  • Excellent analytical ability.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and directly, both verbally and in writing, to a widely varied audience.
  • Good business acumen.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

  • Pro-active.
  • Good judgement and problem solving ability and is capable of understanding the impact of decision making on both Teleflex and their customers.
  • Flexible, adaptable and stress resistant.
  • Approachable and enthusiastic.
  • Aptitude for change management.
  • Result driven.
  • Balanced, dependable and fair.
  • Committed, lead by example.
  • Self starter, able to identify what is essential for business success and aligns resources and time accordingly.
  • Able to work on own initiative and as a team player.
  • Good organizational skills with cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Able to build good, strong and positive working relationships with peers, cross functional teams across international regions and functions.
  • Available to travel.
  • As a member of the Global Operations team, proactively influences peers and upper management to support successful implementation of projects.

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Teleflex Medical business, key responsibilities may evolve and change over time. 

Teleflex is an equal opportunities employer

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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