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Technical Manager, North East Asia

Korea, Republic of, Seoul-teukbyeolsi, Seoul

Job description

Royal Den Hartogh Logistics is a leading Logistics Service Provider, specialized in bulk transport for the chemical, gas, polymer and food industry. Safety and operational excellence are embedded in Den Hartogh’s culture. The company highly values networking and partnerships and strives to develop smart logistics solutions together with its customers and third parties that contribute to a more efficient supply chain.

Den Hartogh has a presence in every region of the world, with premises/offices in 50 locations within 29 countries. Our workforce consists of more than 2,100 people and our modern equipment includes 23,970 tank containers, 5,791 dry bulk containers and specialised dry bulk trailers, 340 tank trailers and 659 trucks.


This role is based in our Korea (Seoul) office, and reporting into the Technical Director. He/She will control Den Hartogh’s maintenance and repair activities in North East Asia (Japan, Taiwan & Korea), ensuring that the tank container fleet is maintained to a safe and legal standard while offering a high quality technical support service supporting the North East Asia business.


Key Responsibilities

Managing the M&R Function (50%)

  • Co-ordinate and control tank container periodic testing program.
  • Co-ordinate and control fleet inspection program.
  • Management and control of third-party repair depots ensuring the delivery of cost and quality control.
  • Control of tank container utilization while located in a repair depot.
  • Ensuring that the TF system is correctly updated to reflect the correct status of tank container equipment in depot.
  • Assisting with the control of damage surveys as required.
  • Control of tank container modifications as required.
  • Providing support to SHEQ team as required

Managing the M&R Budget (20%)

  • Control M&R spend in NE Asia
  • Monthly reporting of budget spend to TD including any Capex projects

Involvement in Business Development / Technical Support Function (20%)

  • Providing technical support as required to the NE Asia commercial team
  • Managing the delivery of customer required tank modification / preps prior to loading

Procurement (10%)

  • Supporting the negotiation process with approved third-party depot suppliers
  • Purchasing spare parts with approved material suppliers

Job requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to build relationship with people from different cultures
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines through good time management and allocation of priorities and able to work in fast paced environment
  • A team player with initiative, willingness to learn and open to new challenges and responsibilities
  • Proficient in MS office applications and savvy with new systems
  • Min. 8 years' experience in a similar industry and working with depots in a tank container maintenance role
  • Min. bachelor's degree in relevant specialization
  • Flexibility to travel to various local depots on short notice to support technical issues
Korea, Republic of, Seoul-teukbyeolsi, Seoul

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