DHL Job Vacancy 2024

DHL is the world’s leading logistics company. Our 395,000 people in over 220 countries and territories work every day to help you cross borders, reach new markets and grow your business. Or simply send a letter to your loved ones.

We are an international team of over 395,000 shipping professionals, united by a passion for logistics. And we work in a unique environment. DHL is as innovative as a start-up, with the power of an international organization.

Position: Head of Customer Service

Educational Qualification:

Degree in Customer Service Management (Optional) or equivalent.

Design, develop and execute customer service initiatives and strategies that will ensure service excellence and best-in-class service is delivered to DHL Customers to support country business imperatives and strategic plans in alignment with DHL’s global/regional strategy.


  • Customer Contact Centre Management skills (excellent)
  • Software skills (Customer Contact Centre systems, e.g. ACD, PABX, CRM, Workforce Management Systems, Quality Monitoring Systems, etc.) (working knowledge)
  • Negotiation and interpersonal skills (excellent)
  • Leadership skills (excellent)
  • Analytical, organizational and motivational skills (excellent)
  • People Management skills (excellent)


  • Provide direction for initiatives targeted towards : improving customer service satisfaction, maximizing revenue generating opportunities, restoring customer confidence during service recovery incidents, developing plans for encouraging the use of eCom tools and devise plans to enhance customer loyalty
  • Drive achievement of all KPI targets through effective management of the Customer Service function in the country
  • Function as the key contact point for customer escalation issues, for serious shipment related incidents and follow up on issues assigned by the country General Manager
  • Manage contact centre operations efficiently and effectively in order to meet customer’s expectations proactively via phone, mail, fax, email or website whilst adhering to stipulated service level agreements.
  • Deploy creative service recovery initiatives to restore confidence in the event of service failure at the customer care and trace management sections.
  • Collaborate with the Sales / Key Account department for driving up customer loyalty from the country’s top accounts through the provision of personal, dedicated, proactive and customised solutions to encourage customer loyalty and improve business volume and profitability
  • Work with the Customer Service Department to ensure all Customer Service staff is knowledgeable, competent and skilled to consistently deliver best-in-class customer service and that Customer Service systems adequately support the needs of staff to
  • execute their roles as well as the needs for performance and management reporting.
  • Regional Office & Subfunction Managers
  • Devise new projects, initiatives and standards with Regional office (where applicable) for the country Customer Service department through participation in workgroups and steering committees focused on revenue generation, programmes enhancing eCom tools via automated modes and customer service programmes focused on creating positive customer service experiences.
  • Liaise with Area Office, Worldwide Network, OPS, IT, etc for service development and enhancement to maintain our competitive edge
  • Work with HR manager to fulfil staff recruitment requirements, retention and development initiatives
  • Legal Counsel
  • Co-ordinate legal cases arising from shipment related incidents and claims and liaise with assigned legal counsels where necessary
  • Business Development and Management
  • Develop strategies to meet DHL’s company business strategy and vision in the country and target market
  • Initiate continuous improvement to processes and systems in service provision and service recovery through frequent and scheduled audits and analysis of service incidents and complaints.
  • Plan the annual operational plan for the department on areas pertaining to the Management of the country CS department Driving Customer Service Excellence
  • Lead and drive customer satisfaction by providing best in class standards with a view towards establishing and maintaining a competitive advantage.
  • Ensuring the day to day operation of the Customer Service department is in compliance with the Centre of Excellence (COE) standards.
  • Continuously drive quality improvement with providing leadership in addressing customer feedback received through various means e.g NPA Customer Interaction Study and other forms. Maximising Revenue Generating Opportunities
  • Identify and promote areas with potential for revenue generation to cross-sell, upsell services including value added services (e.g SI, TDX, Extended Liability etc and the use of eCom tools)
  • Standardisation and Consistency of Practices
  • Motivating and retaining the best of customer service talents within DHL to enhance customer service experiences for customers and develop staff to the maximum potential.
  • Technological Advancements
  • Reduce the cost of doing business by leveraging technology, redefining or eliminating manual and redundant business processes.
  • Develop a high performance service culture within the Customer Service Department.
  • Plan, organise and direct an efficient and effective team of customer service professionals.
  • Develop KPIs with team members and monitor individual performance.
  • Conduct performance review and coaching.
  • Priorities and manage the allocation of appropriate resources and commitment of staff to the achievement of Global, Regional and Country objectives and targets.
  • Identify training needs and opportunities to develop a highly skilled Customer Service Department.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Deadline: May 25, 2024

How to Apply:

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