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Export Shipping Manager

I am actively looking to engage experienced candidates for an exciting Export Shipping Manager opportunity in Leeds!

Client Details

The successful candidate will be joining a global industrial organisation, shipping export goods across the globe. My client are a market leader in their chosen sector and have numerous key accounts across the pharma and FMCG sectors. Their operation is located in Leeds.


On a daily basis the Export Shipping Manager will report into the UK Head of Operations and cover the following areas of responsibility:

Managing a team of three experienced Export Shipping Executives & Forwarders, responsible for shipping to numerous key global accounts.
Managing all shipping of export based products from the UK, Latin American and Far East. This involves monitoring, negotiating and pricing with a variety of freight forwarders and freight partners.
Responsible for all customs compliance – Certificates of Origin, Bills of Lading, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists.
Providing basic HR functions of your team – such as training, development, appraisals, 1-to-1's.
Providing a high level of customer service and with your team – including customer updates and monitoring KPI's
Managing key account management with high profile spend customers (in excess of £1million per annum)Profile

The successful Export Shipping Manager will been an experienced member of the shipping and distribution sector. They will either by working in-house for a distributor / manufacturer or be leading a team in the freight forwarding / shipping world. You will also have the following skills & attributes:

4+ year's experience within Import / Export / Shipping / Freight
Experienced in leading export related teams
Experienced in export operations ideally to the Far East, Africa, USA
Strong background in multi-modal forwarding (preference towards sea and air freight)
Strong knowledge of customs compliance (Letter of Credit, HAWB, MAWB, Bills of Laden, Chamber of Commerce Documentation)
Ideally degree educated (BA / BSc / BEng)
Commutable to to the Leeds area.Job Offer

£35,000-£43,000 – basic salary
Discretionary Bonus
Company Car Potential
8% matched pension allowance
Private healthcare
Comprehensive financial benefits package

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