Head, Cargo Safety & Dangerous Goods - #205319

International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Datum: vor 1 Woche
Stadt: Genève, GE
Vertragstyp: Ganztags
International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Employment Type: Permanent
Contract Duration:



About the team you are joining


Reporting to the Global Head of Cargo (Director, Cargo), the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of the cargo safety and dangerous goods agenda, delivering standards, business processes and solutions for the air cargo supply chain.



This includes the development, maintenance and promotion of the standards through the Cargo Services Conference, cooperation with international organizations, trade associations as well as providing support to the implementation of the standards by the industry stakeholders.


What your day would be like


Acting as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all topics touching the portfolio, your day would consist of the following technical, business development and project management activities:



  • Lead and manage the dangerous goods and cargo safety team, providing strategic direction and support aligned to IATA’s strategy.

  • Secretary to the Dangerous Goods Board (DGB), lead the development of the agenda, drafting standards, resolutions, regulatory responses, run the meetings efficiently and produce the required outputs.

  • Responsible for the standards published in the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), associated publications, and guidance material.

  • Represent IATA at the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, the UN Subcommittee of Experts, IAEA and in relevant industry forums and with industry stakeholders (in industry meetings, conferences, events, etc.).

  • Ensure relationships are developed to ensure access to insights, key innovations and trends useful towards the continued improvement process in airfreight of special cargo.

  • Oversee cargo training standards, and cargo updates to IOSA and ISAGO to align processes and push for efficiencies.

  • Work closely with business systems and performance team to improve data collection, insights and reporting.

  • Work closely in collaboration with key parties to ensure success is achieved on the above in the context of the larger global vision air cargo.

  • Support the commercial activities such as publications, events and CEIV with subject matter expertise and standards development.

  • Coordinate various ad-hoc project activities as required by the business.




We would love to hear from you if



  • 10-15 years of professional experience with proven success as team leader; successful leadership experience in change management at organizational and/or industry level.



  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, ability to collaborate with people in a multi-cultural environment in different regions across the globe and gain consensus.



  • Proven experience in dangerous goods transport regulations and operations in the air logistics supply chain (airline/forwarder/shipper etc.).



  • Ability to work autonomously, organize work and team, drive multiple projects simultaneously and delivering tight deadlines in a team environment.



  • Excellent written and spoken English with additional languages an asset.



Travel Required: 10-15



Diversity and Inclusion are one of our key priorities and we want to role model it. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills in which you can contribute at your best and be who you are. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be able to thrive to represent, lead and service the airline industry. If there is anything we can do to create a more comfortable interview experience for you, please let us know.



Learn more about IATA’s role in the industry, our benefits, and the team at iata/careers/. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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