Export & Logistics Supervisor

Export & Logistics Supervisor

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    over 1 year ago

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Export & Logistics Supervisor


A global leader in advanced manufacturing with an 80 year record of success, consistent growth and reinvestment in the last 10 years and ambitious plans for continued growth has a new opportunity for an Export & Logistics Supervisor to join their business in a key role within the logistics department. 

This is what you’ll be doing

Leading a small team in Export/Logistics and the Warehouse, you’ll help to develop and shape these departments as they grow, leading by example and setting a high standard of work practice, bringing and developing your knowledge of export processes, documentation and overseas customs requirements. 

Core duties include:

  • Oversee and develop a small team in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Focus on cost control, value for money and optimisation of all aspects of freight, shipping and export
  • Run departmental meetings to share daily team and customer requirements, including updates on stock and logistical movements
  • Strong customer orientation and good customer service skills
  • Innovative and good at problem solving/using initiative. Candidate will be required to liaise closely with freight forwarders, suppliers and overseas agents
  • Ensure day to day work of the department is completed effectively and in a timely manner
  • Support with general administration and filing of departmental information including processing of orders/generating shipping documents
  • Be able to calculate freight costs for shipments and communicate with sales team to fulfil customer despatch/ on time requirements
  • Have experience of coordinating logistics by Sea, Air and Land
  • Support and develop internal training for team members on export and logistics procedures
  • The experience you’ll bring to the team
  • Ability to and experience of leading and developing a small logistics/export team
  • Strong IT skills, including MS excel
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer orientated 'can do, will do' attitude
  • Strong knowledge of export/logistics processes, export licensing and import/export regulations and customs requirements worldwide
  • Experience of working with freight forwarders and couriers
  • Knowledge of generating shipping documents for clearance purposes and according to requirements
  • Stock management and experience of optimising cost control
  • Be able to drive business improvement initiatives and use initiative
  • There are also some must haves:
  • Knowledge/Experience of compliance

And this is what you’ll get in return

  • £30,000 Salary
  • 9% pension
  • 25 days + bank holidays
  • Free Parking
  • Free tickets to high profile South Wales events
  • Christmas bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • 38 hour week, early Friday Finish
  • Proven professional development
  • Life Assurance
  • Company sick pay

Are you up to the challenge?

If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this role apply now.  You can apply here or contact our Head of Engineering Phil Pitman directly at ppitman@yolkrecruitment.com, or 02921 673717. 


*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.