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Import Logistics Manager

Job Title: Import Logistics Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92379
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.69547.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 12, 2013 17:25

Job Description

Import Logistics Manager A leading retail is looking for an experienced Direct import logistics manager with a focus on leading the Import Logistics teams, improving the commercials and ultimately, the cost to the consumer. Your role will include: * Managing costs to budget for sea and air freight, offdock, port-to-DC haulage. * Assisting in improvements to the inbound Supply Chain team. * Building relationships, influencing and collaborating with service providers and key functions including Trading, Distribution, Retail Operations, Procurement and Finance. * Developing improvements in custom clearance of containers. * Managing and monitoring the performance of the company’s nominated freight forwarding company and 3PLs. * Improving, managing and implementing KPIs to fulfil continuous improvement strategies, set out by the leadership team. The ideal candidate will have: * Expertise and experience in managing the inbound Supply Chain, ideally in a fast-moving consumer goods environment, including Far East operations. * Demonstrable track record in identifying, structuring and delivering performance improvement initiatives across the Inbound Supply Chain. * Impeccable commerciality and a strong negotiation style. * Excellent interpersonal skills and good influencing capabilities. For your hard work, you will be rewarded with a very good base salary of circa £60,000 with a strong bonus and benefits package. If you feel that you are the right person for this role, please apply now, using an up-to-date copy of your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.