Branch Manager (Freight)

Reading Permanent £60,000 - £70,000
  • Agile working arrangements
  • Work for an award winning Supply Chain specialist

About Our Client

Our client is an award-winning supply chain specialist that provides end-to-end supply chain management through their contract logistics and specialist freight offering.

Job Description

The Branch Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the UK operations for a busy freight team, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth operational execution with all relevant safeguards and commercial mechanisms in place.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the management of the operational budget and P&L across all GB customer accounts.
  • Management of day-to-day operations across current business activities (highly varied accounts).
  • Working closely with the Head of Department and Commercial Manager to grow margins and implement new business.
  • Inspire, encourage, coach and enable the freight operations team.
  • Develop succession pathways and ensure structure remains relevant to changing dynamics of business.
  • Working with commercial and administration teams to ensure smooth, timely and efficient processing of vendor and client invoices.
  • Investigating any service or operational failures and implementing preventive actions.
  • Ensuring business financial objectives are achieved across accounts.
  • Coordinating with key internal stakeholders to ensure smooth operational execution.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Branch Manager will be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Have held an Operations Management role within a freight forwarding company.
  • Possess direct experience in the successful leadership of a team, with the ability to inspire and develop high performance.
  • Previous Ocean freight experience is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of customs processes (for Imports and Exports).
  • Be a strong communicator and ideally have been in a customer facing role in the past.
  • Previous P&L responsibility.
  • Strong communications, problem solving and prioritisation skills.
  • A motivational, forward thinking and adaptable style of leadership
  • High learning agility, adaptability and track record of exceptional results

What's on Offer

A competitive basic salary of between £60,000-£70,000 and a benefits package that includes; car allowance, bonus, healthcare, pension and agile working arrangements.

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