Air Export Gateway and Procurement Manager

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  • Heathrow
  • Permanent
Air Export Gateway and Procurement Manager

Job Summary:

The Air Export Procurement Manager is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the procurement process for air freight shipments.

The role involves managing supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and ensuring timely and cost-effective transportation solutions for our clients' cargo.

The incumbent will collaborate closely with various internal teams and our Regional Branches, including operations, sales, and customer service, to streamline processes and deliver exceptional service to our valued customers.

Key Responsibilities:

Procurement Strategy:

Develop and implement the air export procurement strategy aligned with the company's objectives, focusing on cost optimization, service quality, and supplier performance.

Supplier Management:

Identify, evaluate, and onboard air freight carriers, airlines, and service providers.
Negotiate favourable contracts and service level agreements with suppliers to secure competitive rates and terms.
Continuously monitor and assess supplier performance, addressing any service issues promptly.

Cost Optimization:
Analyse airfreight market trends and industry dynamics to identify cost-saving opportunities and mitigate potential risks.
Work with airlines to optimize freight rates, capacity, and routing options.

Collaborate with the sales team to support their efforts in pricing and tendering for new business opportunities.
Coordinate with the operations team to ensure smooth execution of air export shipments and resolve any operational challenges that arise.

Compliance and Documentation:
Stay up-to-date with international trade regulations and ensure all air export shipments comply with customs and regulatory requirements.

Performance Reporting:
Develop and maintain procurement performance metrics, generating regular reports to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and provide insights for improvement.

Continuous Improvement:
Implement process improvements and best practices to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve service quality within the air export procurement function.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm 37.5 hours per week.

Company benefits: 20 days holiday, excluding Bank Holidays, after 5 years service 25 days per annum. Company pension if joins then has the additional benefit of Private Healthcare.

Salary based on experience plus Car allowance

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Kellie Buckley Senior Recruitment Consultant - Heathrow

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