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Head of Group Freight - Logistics & Shipping - KSA CP

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Location: Kuwait
Riyadh Head Office


The Corporate Logistics Team plan, move and control the flow of goods from point of origin to point of consumption across all divisions, markets and brands within Alshaya. Working closely with brand teams to ensure appropriate stock and delivery to store, the team manages a range of complex and diverse activities including shipping, freight, warehouse operations, customs clearance (in-bound and out-bound), compliance and project management.

The Role:

Due to our continues expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we are currently looking to recruit a Head of Group Freight in order to support our continues growth across multiple business streams. The role will be based in our Jeddah office and will look after all of our shipping and freight activities in the market.

This is a senior role in Alshaya and will require you to build long term relationships with various stakeholders such as host brands, operational teams and support function in order to ensure the smooth running of freight operations and meeting the business deadlines


  • Must have 5 to 8 years of experience in Freight Operations Management Experience in retail/logistics/supply chain or similar positions. 8 to 10 years Multi-Modal International Global and Shipping Freight Management and Secondary Distribution
  • Graduate qualification in Transportation and Logistics is desirable
  • Direct experience of working within shipping and managing highly complex global multiple brand supply chains to secure immediate, tactical and strategic solutions
  • Bilingual (English & Arabic)

 They will be expected to:

  • Deliver and maintain the Business Development strategy and promote the services provided by the operation to internal customers
  • Set and achieve operational targets and profitability goals and manage the performance of internal and external operations whether KPI or revenue-based
  • Develop a strong understanding of our markets to ensure that all routes meet specific divisional and brand requirements and identify issues with current operating practices and deliver solutions
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with Senior Operations

About Us:

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

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