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Imports Manager - High Volume Retail

Job Title: Imports Manager - High Volume Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90896
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 05, 2013 17:14

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced Imports Manager to join the Head Office team of this leading multi-product retailer. Reporting in to the Supply Chain Director you will play a pivotal role within the team; managing all stock intake from across the globe. You will manage all freight contracts, ensuring that communication is maintained throughout the process and that any necessary paperwork is completed in a timely manner. Key responsibilities will include: * Overseeing the movement of goods by road, air and sea * Preparing and managing weekly shipping forecasts * Maintaining and checking rates on a monthly basis; challenging and negotiating these when appropriate * Supervising the Imports Operations team in the absence of your line manager * Regularly updating and communicating with the Brand Logistics team As you will be dealing with high stock volumes as well as the pace of trading across the business, it is vital that you are experienced working within a fast paced and pressurised environment. The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at Imports Manager level within a volume driven business * Have an in-depth knowledge of the Supply Chain function, with expertise within the Import/Export area * Be highly experienced dealing with product coming in to the UK from all over the globe * Have strong communication skills, with the ability to speak with confidence to your fellow logistics colleagues, commercial team members and relevant suppliers/factories * Be passionate about working within the retail sector, combined with the ambition to work hard and achieve all set KPIs This is a fantastic role for an Imports Specialist who is keen to take on a new challenge, representing one of the UK's leading retail names. 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.