Shipping Manager - Domestic and International

Crewe Permanent £50,000 - £60,000
  • Leading Technical Distribution Business
  • Leader for the Transport Function

About Our Client

Our global client are seeking a Shipping Manager to lead a team of Transport Planners in addition to overseeing the compliant, safe, and secure movement of products internationally.

Job Description

The successful Shipping manager - domestic and international based in Crewe will get to:

  • Oversee the compliant, safe and secure movement of products in and out of facilities in Europe.
  • To negotiate and manage the contracts, performance and relationships with 3rd party logistics providers and shipping / freight partners.
  • Support the wider business by driving compliance, best practice and necessary regulatory changes.

    Key Responsibilities of the International Transport Manager:

  • Lead a team of Transport Planners arranging both tracking of domestic and international shipments via various modes of transport
  • Champion ongoing development for the transport team
  • Ensure 100% Customs compliance and provide guidance to business about the same as required
  • Minimising shipment costs whilst meeting specific customer needs, service and security expectations
  • Overall responsibility for management of third-party service providers for current warehouses in Crewe and Europe. Support any future change requirements.
  • Ensure company safety in addition to operational processes, procedures & policies are adhered to.
  • Ensure global insurance and security policies are followed and any changes relayed to the team
  • Assess staff performance & provide coaching / guidance to ensure maximum efficiency & high level of service, consistent with customer expectation, throughout the UK & EU.
  • Provide general support and guidance on day to day activity
  • Involvement at bid level for new business, ensuring Customs compliance and Transport policy is observed from that point.
  • Commercial awareness of European Export & Import pricing to complete RFQs.
  • Support and where necessary manage any Customs regimes such as OPR, Customs Warehouse, etc
  • Provide ad hoc pricing and Customs advise to business teams
  • Supervise all aspects of the daily Transport operation
  • Use own initiative to make decisions relevant to your areas of control.
  • Awareness of national, international and global conditions that could affect both transport costs and availability.
  • Approval of shipment costs against agreed rates and services, Invoice validation

The Successful Applicant

The successful Shipping manager - domestic and international based in Crewe will have:

  • Working knowledge of import/export declaration requirements: tariff; origin; valuation; CPC; etc
  • Experience and evidenced understanding of Incoterms
  • Experience of Customs compliance and working knowledge of current customs legislation
  • IT literate in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Solution-oriented.
  • Able to support, motivate & coach staff to maximise individual & team performance
  • Proven verbal, written, mathematical & communication skills.* Able to remain calm under pressure & deal with difficult customer conversations / internal stakeholder demands
  • Able to compile & collate data and present to higher management
  • Knowledge of air, road and ocean transport
  • Experience of managing small parcel carriers

What's on Offer

The successful Shipping manager - domestic and international based in Crewe will get:£50000 to £60000 depending on experience

Generous company benefits

Oliver Hitchen
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+44 161 829 0425

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Oliver Hitchen
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0425
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