Logistics Manager - Cambridgeshire
Salary: Competitive - dependent on experience
Our Client, with Engineering and Project Management offices in Cambridgeshire, and a Fabrication and Assembly facility in Swansea, South Wales, is accredited by major international operators in the oil, gas and power industries, gas turbine producers and EPC companies. Their scope of supply includes being responsible for the full project life cycle, executing initial design, detailed design of process, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation, manufacturing, testing, packing and shipping. They also provide a site erection and commissioning service if required. Operating under international quality standard ISO 9001:2015, the company has set up a manufacturing facility in Kaliningrad (Russia), an Economic Free Zone on the Baltic coast in addition to their manufacturing facility in Swansea.
As a result of the growth being experienced by the business, they are now seeking talented individuals to fulfil a number of roles including a Logistics Manager to join their team based in Cambridgeshire.
The role is primarily to create, process and transmit deliveries for supplies with the aim of deliveries being accurate and cost effective.
Reporting to the function manager and working closely with other groups and disciplines, the Logistic Manager's main duties and responsibilities will be to:
- Communicate with various suppliers, customers, internal project managers and colleagues to ensure on time delivery of products and supplies within a set budget and a very busy environment
- Resolve and manage all freight issues including insurance, credit, damage and delivery discrepancies with carriers on a timely basis
- Manage the administration and paperwork surrounding all inbound and outbound movements ie raise advanced Shipping Notifications, Invoices and import/export paperwork on external websites i.e. Chamber of Commerce
- Attend project planning meetings and provide accurate information to support departments with all movement of goods
- Identify cost saving opportunities and develop operational plans for implementation strictly in line with customs compliance
- Review all customs clearance paperwork, ensure compliance with legislative requirements for example complete Intrastat Supplementary Declarations on a monthly basis for HMRC when required; and ensuring the correct application of customs legislation in terms of valuation, tariff classification, duties and import VAT payable and country of origin (preferential and non-preferential), etc.
- Report on the logistics KPIs, quantities, labour hours and shipments
- Perform continuous improvement assessments in relation to shipping & freight
- Ensure worldwide compliance with international trade regulations
- Help to implement more efficient and automated processes and documentation, ultimately moving towards AEO-type activities and accountabilities
- Assist with conducting Due Diligence on new suppliers and partners, ie End-User Declarations and VAT investigations
- Assist the Finance team with import/export VAT issues and coordinating payment of Import VAT and Import Duties
- Attend seminars, read journals and other industry publications to maintain knowledge of import and export laws and regulations that impact company business model
Qualifications and Experience
Candidates applying will have the following qualities:
- Experience in a similar role within a manufacturing/distribution environment
- Ability to work at a strategic level and perform well under pressure, therefore a proven ability to influence and challenge across all levels of business
- Previous import/export/shipping experience and an in-depth understanding of customs regulations is essential
- Membership of the Institute of Export or BIFA or similar bodies advantageous
- Formal import-export training courses covering HS classification, Origin, Incoterms; AEO criteria,
- customs valuation and duty relief regimes desirable
- Direct experience of dealing with HMRC or equivalent customs authorities
- Excellent understanding of supply chain and logistics; Some knowledge and experience in the buying and purchasing function of a business will be advantageous, but not essential
- Adaptable to meet varying and new demands
- High level of attention to detail and strong communication skills
- Highly organised and ability to work to tight deadlines in a busy environment
- Strong focus on continuous improvement practice and methodology
A competitive salary for the right applicant with relevant experience in this sector is on offer including the following benefits;
- 25 days annual leave (in addition to Bank Holidays)
- Contributory Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme and optional healthcare
- A modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, within walking distance to the rail station
Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003
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