Senior Logistics Manager SDS Italy (Korean-speaking)


Senior Logistics Manager SDS Italy (Korean-speaking)







The key purpose of the role is to provide a wide range of support to the Italy operation at a senior level. To be a trusted and responsible deputy to the Italy country manager and in this capacity lead key projects and deliverables, including being an active part of new business opportunities, both with Samsung and External customers.


About us

Established in 2011, Samsung SDS Smart Logistics (part of the Korean multinational Samsung Group) is one of the fastest growing logistics service providers in the world and specializes in innovative logistics services by developing and applying optimized solutions and providing SCM consultancy to customers based on their own Cello platform. The company is active worldwide in 40 countries employing more than 4.500 logistics experts.


Purpose of the job

Operational Execution support

  • Support Country Manager as required based on assessment of current priorities, risks and opportunities across operations.
  • Act as ‘go to’ point in County Manager absence and determine when to escalate / consult with County manager.
  • Within SDS Italy Logistics scope, ensure readiness by evaluating risks, plan and implement contingencies to mitigate in conjunction with existing Ops team.
  • Provide input and challenge to support peak / black Friday and launch event planning activities across B2B and Ecom divisions – supporting existing teams.


Innovation & Business Development

  • Represent Samsung SDS Italy with external stakeholders for new logistics projects and opportunities.
  • Support Country Manager to explore and identify new business strategies and targets.
  • Provide added insight and thought leadership by working closely with customers and LSPs to identify new emerging technology and market trends.
  • Provide added insight to the existing Development team with key input into the Continual Improvement agenda.
  • Analyze overall logistics processes, conduct audits, and recommend improvements, upgrades, discontinuation, etc.

Stakeholder Communications

  • Support critical communications with RHQ and HQ, both regular and ad-hoc; Italy Country Reporting
  • Responsible for the cooperation and communication with customer (Sales Subsidiaries Logistics leadership)
  • Represent department in internal (HQ/RHQ) and external meetings
  • Provide a point of escalation and direct support to Italy Country Manager for HQ/RHQ, customer, LSP vendors escalated or complex problems
  • Guide teams with newly introduced company processes, policies and provide support to appropriate department heads.



For this role, we are looking for a professional with the following qualifications and experience:


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Good operational understanding
  • Leadership & coaching skills
  • Organized and structured to ensure multiple priorities can be effectively managed at any one time
  • Good knowledge of the Italy logistics landscape / strong network preferable
  • Strong team and collaboration skills
  • Fluent in Korean and English (written and verbal).  Ability to communicate and understand Italian an advantage
  • Experience of logistics business – 5+ years
  • Experience of senior management and leadership roles – 3+ years

It’s advantage if you are with the following qualification and experience:

  • Commercially astute and creative
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience of Italian logistics market
  • Experience of high value or consumer tech
  • Experience of multi-faceted roles
  • Experience of working in a Korean or Asian Head Quartered business



Outstanding secondary benefits, for instance a fully paid health care insurance and fitness subscription at Basic Fit.


Come join us!

If this role matches your profile please send your CV and motivation letter to Eunjin Bae:



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