Sea Freight Manager

International Permanent £43,000 - £54,000
  • An opportunity for an experienced Sea Freight Manager in Kegworth, Derbyshire...
  • A leading, SME freight forwarding business, with over 85% growth recorded YoY!

About Our Client

My client is one of the fastest growing SME logistics companies in the United Kingdom. Located near Kegworth in Derbyshire, the business have recorded 85% year-on-year growth. They are now looking to expand their current Sea & Ocean Freight team by adding an Ocean Freight Manager to the team. The current office has around 145 members, with 23 specialising around Air & Ocean Freight Operations.

Job Description

As a Sea Freight Manager you will report into the UK Freight Director on a daily basis and manage a team of 5 expert ocean & sea freight forwarders. You will commute daily to the office based just outside of East Midlands Airport at Kegworth in Derbyshire. You will also have the following responsibilities:

  • Direct management of 5x ocean and sea freight experts
  • Engage and motivate the Freight Forwarding team through coaching, performance management and appraisal techniques.
  • Ensuring maximum operational effectively & efficiency across all aspects of the ocean freight operations
  • Ensuring the Department is meeting KPI's & budgetary requirements
  • Full responsibility of the management and development of the employees within the department. I.e. Performance management, Absenteeism, MPPs, disciplinary hearings with support of Branch Manager & HR Department. Ensuring that people resources within the department cover the department workloads. I.e. managing the leave calendar, desk holiday or sickness cover. First line of escalation or support. Interviews and new starter training. Apprentice mentorship. To hold monthly and/or weekly department meetings.
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures and Service Level Agreements are in place, and complied with, for all business handled by the branch.
  • Responsible to ensuring all relevant customer and supplier rate cards are filed with validity periods monitored and controlled

The Successful Applicant

The successful Sea Freight Manager will be commute to the Castle Donington and Kegworth area of Derbyshire, whilst also encompassing the following skills:

  • 3+ years experience in Ocean & Sea Freight
  • Expert knowledge of Ocean & Sea Freight quotations, pricing, facilitation
  • Customs knowledge across sea freight
  • Knowledge of all sea & ocean freight areas (bulk, breakbulk, LCL, FCL containers, RoRo, general cargo)

What's on Offer

  • £43,000-£54,000
  • 2x 10% annual management bonuses
  • Company car allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • 8% matched pension contributions
Reece Clarke
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+44 115 934 8692

Job summary

Transport & Distribution
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Consultant name
Reece Clarke
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8692
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