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Export Shipping Manager

The successful candidate will be joining a global industrial organisation, shipping export goods across the globe. My client are a market leader in their chosen sector and have numerous key accounts across the pharma and FMCG sectors. Their operation is located in Leeds.


On a daily basis the Export Shipping Manager will report into the UK Head of Operations and cover the following areas of responsibility:

  • Managing a team of three experienced Export Shipping Executives & Forwarders, responsible for shipping to numerous key global accounts.
  • Managing all shipping of export based products from the UK, Latin American and Far East. This involves monitoring, negotiating and pricing with a variety of freight forwarders and freight partners.
  • Responsible for all customs compliance - Certificates of Origin, Bills of Lading, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists.
  • Providing basic HR functions of your team - such as training, development, appraisals, 1-to-1's.
  • Providing a high level of customer service and with your team - including customer updates and monitoring KPI's
  • Managing key account management with high profile spend customers (in excess of £1million per annum)


The successful Export Shipping Manager will been an experienced member of the shipping and distribution sector. They will either by working in-house for a distributor / manufacturer or be leading a team in the freight forwarding / shipping world. You will also have the following skills & attributes:

  • 4+ year's experience within Import / Export / Shipping / Freight
  • Experienced in leading export related teams
  • Experienced in export operations ideally to the Far East, Africa, USA
  • Strong background in multi-modal forwarding (preference towards sea and air freight)
  • Strong knowledge of customs compliance (Letter of Credit, HAWB, MAWB, Bills of Laden, Chamber of Commerce Documentation)
  • Ideally degree educated (BA / BSc / BEng)
  • Commutable to to the Leeds area.

Job Offer

  • £35,000-£43,000 - basic salary
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Company Car Potential
Michael Page International Recruitment Limited
JN -082020-863060
Job Category
Job Type
£35000 to £43000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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