Headford Growth UK

Ocean & Air Branch Manager – £46K-£50K + Company Car/Allowance, Medical Insurance, Pension + Structured bonus based on the profitability of the branch

Main Duties

•             Part of the Overseas Management Team

•             Ensure all employees are complaint in accordance with corporate compliance guidelines

•             Ensure Company HR policies are maintained fully

•             Ensure that the branch continues to meets high levels of Customer service and Data Quality.

•             Recruitment, staff development through training and man-management.

•             P&L Management and review

•             Month end reporting and summaries

•             Forecasting and budgeting

•             Ensuring all financial tasks for the branch are fully met and in accordance with regulations.

•             Commercial activities to include Customer retention and development, actively seeking new business opportunities in the region.

•             Maintaining Customer and Vendor contracts as required

•             Networking with other UK Managers on cross-selling and integrated services opportunities.

•             Regular Customer visits

•             Attending UK Management Meetings

•             UK and International Travel as required

•             Any other duties commensurate with the position

Key Competencies (e.g. communication, problem-solving etc.)

•             Strong leadership skills

•             Excellent communication skills

•             Organizational skills

•             Operational and commercial background across Air and Ocean modalities.

•             Ability to work to strict deadlines

•             Pro-active approach to problem solving

Skills and Experience (e.g. proficient in Microsoft Office, 1-2 years relevant experience etc):

•             Minimum 5 years experience in a Management role

•             Minimum 10 years Freight Forwarding experience (Multi Modal preferred)

•             Proven commercial experience in Supplier/Customer Management and development.

•             Knowledge of Management Accounts (P&L) , Budgeting and forecasting

•             Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Package – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc

Qualifications (e.g. GCSE in Maths and English, Degree, Professional Body Membership etc):

•             Minimum of 5 GCSE

•             Must have Grade A in English and Maths.

•             Trade Qualifications an advantage. BIFA/IATA/CILT etc.