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Branch Manager

Location: FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 40,000-50,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, Salary Negotiable
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-388281

Freight Forwarding Branch Manager


£40,000 to £50,000

Full time, permanent



Are you an experience leader with Freight forwarding experience? Would you like to work for company with a large corporate structure employing over one thousand people but managing a small branch offering a close-knit family feel to the office?


Role responsibilities

  • You will manage the entire site of Felixstowe, coordinating the workforce and supporting HR in Recruiting, Training and Development and Appraisal evaluation when needed.
  • You will implement and maintain operational flows between suppliers and customers, negotiating tariffs with carriers, warehouses, customs operators, allowing the tracking of data on BI Systems.
  • You will analyse, optimize, and improve the processes complying with AEO accreditation, Customs clearance, and VAT.
  • You will manage all H&S requirements within constraints of legislation, maintaining office efficiency, organising site utilities, repair, and maintenance.
  • You will administer claims with the aim of improving the effectiveness and profitability of shipments.
  • You will liaise with Credit & Financial Depts to minimise financial risks.



Experience required

You should have a proven leadership background in Freight Forwarding

Strong knowledge of Customs clearance & AEO

A proven background working with budgeting & Forecasting

Strong negotiation skills

The ability to motivate a team

Hands on Freight Operations experience


If you believe you have the required skills for this exciting challenge or would like more information please apply or contact Reed Ipswich for more information.

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