Assistant Transport Manager APAC

Date: 11-May-2022

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Teleflex


This position directs and leads all aspects of the transportation network associated with the APAC region. Responsible for leading and control of transportation guidelines, policies, and activities associated with 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.



  • Provide deep functional expertise in Freight procurement and management while leveraging the Teleflex Global Distribution & Logistics spend to ensure the 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 the best cost to Teleflex, negotiate 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 with 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 a 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 a 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 with all company policies/procedures, safety rules and government regulations.



  • Global Transportation
  • Control Tower
  • Supply Chain and Logistics service providers
  • Supply Chain Leaders
  • Global / Regional Supply And Demand Planning
  • Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance
  • Finance
  • Customer Service



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of directly related experience. Minimum of 7 years of 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 a 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 are 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.


Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 6052

Teleflex is a global provider of 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, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference.

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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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