Elements Of The System 2

Logistics / Shipping Team Leader

Reference: JD060

We are looking for an experienced Logistics/Shipping Team Leader who is ambitious and self-driven to lead our small shipping department.

The right candidate will need to be analytical, well organised and excel in communication. They need to effectively and proactively work with other departments, ensuring good working practices and look at ways of improving the current processes and procedures. The goal is to ensure that the shipping processes are running smoothly and effectively.


  • Oversee the day-to-day shipping operation, ensuring work is completed effectively and in a timely manner. E.g. Prepare appropriate shipping documents, book couriers, document booking information from freight forwarder collections, dangerous goods, tracking, customs clearance, Inward Processing Relief (IPR), record keeping, C88 documents, Letter of Credits and manage/retain all important documents and other general office duties.
  • Ensure full compliance of the regulations governing the movement of goods, ensuring that all legal requirements are investigated as well as conducting periodic reviews of the procedures to be certain they are current and within applicable legal requirements.
  • Stay abreast with the changes in export laws and regulations that impact on the operations of the Company
  • Work within the Company's processes and procedures, ensuring compliance to the quality management system
  • Adhere to Company Health and Safety policy and procedure
  • Support with general administration and filing of departmental information, including processing of requests/generating shipping documents
  • Report to management on activities and issues
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Using leadership skills, supervise and motivate the team and review individual performance
  • Maintain and develop the correct skill levels and plan in skill shortages/succession
  • Identify shipping issues and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Look to implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Responsibility for leading shipping meetings and flagging issues that might occur

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a shipping team leader or similar role
  • Relevant qualifications in/some of the following:

International Trade and Logistics Operations (ITLO)

Institute of Supply Chain Management (IOSCM) – Ports and Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

  • Experience in supply chain management - Working with other teams within the organisation to improve the supply chain from raw materials into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer
  • Strong knowledge of export/logistics processes, export licensing and import/export regulations and customs requirements worldwide
  • Experienced within a technical, high growth, medium size company
  • Experience of coordinating logistics by sea, air and land
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to, and experience of, leading and developing a small shipping team
  • Worked in an engineering environment

Person Specification

  • Able to manage and prioritise multiple demands to agreed timescales under pressure
  • Able to work within a team or independently with minimum supervision
  • Commitment to high levels of customer satisfaction with internal and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to a high level of personal performance
  • Logical problem solver, self-motivated and demonstrates the right attitudes and behaviours
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer orientated 'can do, will do' attitude
  • Good Microsoft 365 skills
  • Strong team player
  • Flexible approach

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@abdynamics.com

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