Sea Freight Manager

We are actively looking to recruit for a Sea Freight Manager to join an exciting opportunity in the wider Kegworth area of Derbyshire! You will be joining one of the fastest growing SME freight businesses in the UK!

Client Details

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.


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 controlledProfile

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) Job Offer

2x 10% annual management bonuses
Company car allowance
Private healthcare
8% matched pension contributions

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