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European Transport Manager

  • Job added:   20 May 2019
  • Location:   Slough, Berkshire
  • County:   Berkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210063137
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is known as one of the UK’s leading providers of shipping to the fine art and antiques industry. They have a vacancy for a European Transport Manager with fine art experience highly desirable. Salary Negotiable depends on experience.

This role is responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination, management and profitability of the European transport operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and coordinating transport routes and daily schedules for UK and Europe for the fleet, ensuring that the transportation is cost efficient and profitable

Ensuring effective management in arranging customer collections, packing services and deliveries

Working with customers and office staff, planning routes and scheduling delivery times, co-ordinating the drivers, agency drivers and vehicles for work

Discussing and resolving client/supplier problems and complaints

Co-ordinating all aspects of shipping fine art and antiques from one destination to another

Assessing clients individual needs on a daily basis – liaising with overseas agents, private collectors galleries, auction houses, artists, transport companies etc.

Communicating with clients, guiding them through the process of shipping their art/artefacts from different locations

Quoting and coordinating both domestic and international shipments

Arranging customer collections and deliveries, which may also include the arranging of specialist packing services

Preparing and processing all documentation and the booking of the chosen method of transportation

Efficiently handling paperwork including bills of lading, labelling, time sheets and detailed condition reports with photos, customs clearance and advising the customer of any required payments due

Invoicing: ensuring invoices are produced on time, month to month or in advance as the job file requires

Preparing operational reports detailing all work done and comprehensive record keeping, including on our freight management system

Produce a cost analysis and reports of jobs and European truck runs

Communicating with sales and operations team throughout the day

Provide administration assistance to sales team

Provide assistance throughout the business as and when required

Attend regular team meetings

Key Attributes

Proven track record and knowledge of domestic and European transport operations and planning

Good knowledge of current EU transport legislation

Experience of dealing with high end clients and goods

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Attention to detail and accuracy

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Interpersonal skills - discreet, trustworthy and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally

A flexible approach to work and be capable of managing priorities

Ability to work on own initiative

Commercially focused considering end to end costs

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