Shipping Manager

Location North West London
Position Type Full-time
Fixed Salary (annually) £32,000- £37,000
JOB REF: VAC-16818

Published: October 7, 2019 10:43 am

Our client is a leading and well-known distributor of health food products with head offices based in North West London and suppliers globally.  We are currently recruiting a Shipping Manager to join their team to assist with all aspects of shipping including Import & Export.  Duties will include;

  • Hands on supervision of day to day operations of inbound shipping team including:
  • Identify and prioritise tasks to ensure dates, deadlines, targets, stock availability, quality, safety and customer service level agreements (SLAs) are met.
  • Processing orders and managing key client accounts with regards to shipments
  • Collating all documentation with relation to shipment (invoices, packing lists, batch release certificates etc)
  • Develop and maintain business relationships between key stake holders (customers, suppliers, freight forwarders, customs agents, 3rd party providers) and F Mayer Imports, and troubleshoot operational issues.
  • Coordinate national activities efficiently with stake holders for inbound shipments  ensuring achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Plan and coordinate shipments, daily booking of container time slots, and review shipping charges pertaining to detention/demurrage, storage/power, transport and escalate  any  exceptions  to superior.
  • Update and upload associated paperwork for shipments including bills of lading, product codes and invoicing.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Previous shipping experience within a product background
  • Working knowledge of INCO terms
  • Strong IT skills

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Shipping Manager to join a company with clients and suppliers globally.  The modern offices are easily accessed by public transport and are within walking distance of local amenities.


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