Import and Export Manager

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  • Heathrow
  • Permanent
Our client is looking for an experienced Imports and Exports Manager to oversee and manage all aspects of their Import and Export operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in logistics, customs regulations, and international trade, along with excellent organisational and leadership skills.

Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.30

Salary is subject to Industry knowledge and experience

Being a leading logistics company specialising in global imports and exports. They provide the luxury goods industry, high-net worth individuals, and international banks with a global team of experts, including logistics, security, customs house, and special operations professionals.

Key Responsibilities
Import and Export Operations Management:
Coordinate and manage the end-to-end import and export process, including documentation, customs clearance, transportation, and delivery.
Ensure compliance with all relevant import and export regulations, including customs laws, trade agreements, and sanctions.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with customs authorities, carriers, freight forwarders, and other stakeholders

Customs Compliance:
Stay up to date on changes in customs regulations and trade policies and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Prepare and submit customs documentation, including import/export declarations, permits, licenses, and certificates of origin.

Team Leadership and Development:
Lead and motivate the Import and Export team, including the Import Supervisor, Export Supervisor and Operations Agents.
Provide guidance, training, and support to team members to ensure high performance and productivity.

Client Relationship Management:
Serve as the primary point of contact for clients regarding import and export shipments.
Address client inquiries, concerns, and requests in a professional and timely manner.
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients to ensure satisfaction and loyalty.

Key Skills
Minimum of 5 years of experience in import/export operations management, preferably in the freight forwarding or logistics industry.
Strong knowledge of customs regulations, international trade compliance, and logistics principles.
Professional and positive
Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent customer service
Proficiency in logistics software and systems. Knowledge of CDS and Customer knowledge is essential.
Leadership and team management experience, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
Attention to detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Collaborative working style
Able to work on own initiative.

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
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Gary Prangnell Senior Driving Recruitment Consultant - Heathrow

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