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Ocean Freight Procurement Manager

Our client a leading Supply Chain & Logistics partner company are looking to appoint an Ocean Freight Procurement Manager for Asia Europe/Africa & Europe Exports at their Salford site in Manchester

The Ocean Freight Procurement Manager acts as a revenue manager along trade lanes on a door/door basis, steering volumes by managing our yield and carrier commitments, and to provide access to ocean freight capacity of carriers in line with demand and at least possible cost to enable my client to profitably grow the business.

The primary purposes of this role are:

To plan and manage demand and supply per major trade.
To define corrective actions with business development (sales) and countries to reach agreed sales/yield targets and carrier commitments.
To ensure targeted growth is achieved by coordinating the sales and procurement elements
in a focused manner on strategically important trade lanes.
To develop Cost of Sales for Ocean Freight FCL/LCL on a door/door basis within trade lanes.
To develop and execute a globally binding procurement strategy with clear split of responsibilities for procurement activities between Corporate, Area/Country and business units.
To negotiate and contract carriers in line with product and carrier strategy.
To ensure effective supplier relationship and regular performance management of carriers.
To act as the top-level contact for LF Logistics areas and carriers within the geographic scope of the trade lane.

The role will report to Senior Manager, Global Freight Management UK and functional report to Global Ocean Procurement Head.

In order to apply you will have ..

Sea Freight Trade Lane / Route Network Planning
Experience of developing trade lane plan, including volumes, revenues, and gross profit. Coordination of data gathering development of objective and action plan with the Corporate support.
Understands customers, competitors, suppliers, overall environment.
Manage client expectations (internally & externally) on a timely and professional manner
Intimate knowledge of chosen trade lane region, including service capabilities, geographical flows and cultural biases.
Excellent customer facing, presentation and negotiation skills.

£45,000 Circa
25 days holiday plus the bank holidays with an additional merit day at 5, 10 & 15 years
Auto enrol pension
Life assurance x 2
Private health care after 1 years service
Free parking
Employee Assistance Programme
Hybrid working available 37.5 hours per week between the hours of Mon Fri 9-5pm with a 30-min lunch break


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North West, Manchester
Benefits:c£45,000 basic salary; 25 days holiday to start plus bank holidays; pension; life assurance; private health care; free parking; private healthcare; employee assistance programme
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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