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Freight Account Manager - Imports


Salary £35-42000 Excellent Benefits including 4 day working week

Remote/Hybrid Working - HQ in Nottingham - Weekly F2F Meetings at HQ

Commutable by car or public transport from Nottingham, Derby, West Bridgford, Leicester, Hucknall, Eastwood, Radcliffe on Trent, Kirkby in Ashfield, Newark, Newark on Trent, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Ripley, Heanor, Sutton in Ashfield, Birmingham, Lincoln, Coventry, Stafford

Are you an experienced Freight Account Manager? Do you understand all the intricacies of importing goods from China to the UK? Would you like to work for a progressive company with ambitious growth plans?

If you're looking for your next challenge as an Import Freight Account Manager, our client may have the perfect role for you.

For a bit of background, our client has been trading for many years and supplies a massive variety of workplace products to businesses in the UK. They use a mixture of UK and Chinese manufacturers to provide their products and need someone to manage the Chinese import side of the business.

They have built solid foundations over the years and are now focused on growth. Major growth, in fact, as they have the customer base and high-quality products to support significant expansion.

And they're a very progressive company that understands how people want to work in 2022. For example, they fully support hybrid working and operate a four-day working week. So, you can mainly work from home but will also need to attend the office in Nottingham weekly. And when you do, you'll be able to take advantage of their on-site facilities like a yoga room, café, video games facility, and personal fitness instructor.

So, now we have your attention, let's talk about the role. Having worked in import logistics, you'll already have a pretty good idea of what's involved. Essentially, you'll be liaising with Chinese manufacturers to bring containers of products from their facilities to our client's UK warehouse.

Key elements include:

  • Arranging sea freight
  • Negotiating with sea freight partners
  • Creating order and shipping schedules
  • Ensuring quality checks are completed
  • Efficient loading of containers
  • Organising transport to the Chinese port
  • Managing all the associate import procedures and documentation

To be considered for the role, you'll have to demonstrate previous experience in all the above.

In addition, you'll be able to use your experience to help our client reduce shipping costs by negotiating better deals with freight handlers. Plus, they are keen to develop and evolve, so they would be interested to hear your ideas on streamlining their operations.

As for you, our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate the following characteristics and specific knowledge:

  • High levels of numeracy and literacy
  • Global shipping
  • Sea freight
  • Customs procedures
  • Commercial awareness
  • Positive and outgoing
  • Proactive and ambitious

In addition, if you can speak Mandarin, that would be a massive advantage.

So, if this sounds like your perfect next role, please start the process by submitting your CV quoting LX 1092216