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Shipping & Logistics Manager

  • Job added:   9 November 2020
  • Location:   Coventry, West Midlands (County)
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212718911
  • Company:   CV-Library
Shipping & Logistics Manager




The Client

Our well-established client is a leading global integrator of communications and security solutions for infrastructure clients including Rail, Nuclear, O&G and Power Generation.

The Role

* To design, implement and maintain a class-leading shipping and logistics strategy for the storage and movement of materials, 3rd party equipment hire and vehicle fleet arrangement, capable of supporting projects both local and internationally.

* Ensure that material requirements for projects are managed, controlled, and dispatched in accordance with contractual requirements, including statutory obligations. Leading a team of direct reports, delivering and improving the way we optimise our shipping and logistics offering, inclusive of the deployment of fleet.

Accountable For

* Plan, manage and evaluate both local and international shipping & logistics operations and liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers and shipping & transportation companies

* Management of the internal warehousing and any external storage requirements

* Implementation of best practice shipping & logistics principles, policies and processed to gain operational and financial efficiencies

* Responsibility for the hire/off-hire of 3rd party equipment as well as the range of fleet vehicles deployed within the business

* Day to day management and development of stores personnel, shipping & logistics personnel and fleet and logistics co-ordinator

* Manage all global trade import and export activity and associated compliance requirements and be recognised as a Subject Matter Expert in this area

Key Skills Required

* Experience within a relevant industry.

* Minimum of 5 years experience in shipping, logistics and warehouse management

* Fleet management experience (50+ vehicles)

* Extensive import/export control experience

* Sound technical and commercial telecoms knowledge

* Good IT skills including ERP experience and inventory management

* Fork lift truck driving licence

* Ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines

* Ability to look continuously for opportunities for improvement and to develop strategies for change to influence and shape the future direction of the business

* Good relationship builder at all levels.

* Excellent financial awareness and experience of managing budgets.

* Decision maker – weigh the options and take a decision even with limited information.

* Ability to manage change

Experience and Qualifications Required

* Degree in relevant discipline

About ATS Recruitment

ATS Recruitment are a specialist agency supplying skilled candidates into the engineering and construction industries on both a permanent and contract basis.

We are extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the sectors we recruit into and have several large national (UK) and international clients who repeatedly use our services.

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