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Job Title

European Freight Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution
Salary£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted27 September 2017

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My client is a leading Distribution business based in Worcestershire and they are looking for a European Freight Manager to be responsible for managing the Time Critical and International departments.

Client Details

Leading distribution business that have experienced significant growth and are expected to double in turnover in the next 3 years.


The European Freight Manager will be based out of Worcestershire and will be responsible for:

  • Managing time critical, quotes and EU department
  • Main point of contact within the department for decision making and escalation
  • Supporting departmental sales growth
  • Reviewing and developing processes to help minimise waste and increase efficiency within the department
  • Capturing data and managing KPIs
  • Chairing regular team review meetings to discuss gathered information and agree actions to resolve issues and improve performance
  • POD controls in line with then business plan
  • Developing the department to meet the needs of the business and growth
  • Supporting the Team’s performance, development, targets, training and communications
  • Cost reduction and improving efficiency, monitoring of associated supplier costs
  • Account management
  • Customer relations and satisfaction, ensuring customers are kept fully up to date on deliveries and resolving issues as well as regular customer meetings
  • Supplier and network development
  • Departmental reviews and objective setting
  • Support tender requirements
  • Managing team, organising holiday and weekend cover
  • Overseeing the negotiation of quotes for maximum proit and developing new network opportunities
  • Supporting the General Manager – Operations
  • Supporting the implementation of new software
  • Ensuring all quotes and tracking through the system in real time
  • Support Commercial in delivering SLA with agreed suppliers


The European Freight Manager must be based close to Worcestershire and have the following experience:
  • 3-5 years experience working in INTERNATIONAL Freight - those without need not apply
  • Time critical experience is a must
  • Account management experience
  • Quote and Tender Management experience
  • Carrier Management experience

Job Offer

£50,000 - £55,000 + benefits

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