Principal Shipping Officer - Greater Manchester

Supply Chain
Ref: 1043 Date Posted: Saturday 09 Oct 2021
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Location:          Bolton
Salary:             £35,000 to £40,000 + benefits (plus Overtime, Flexi and Bonus)
Hours:              37 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Shipping Officer to join an ambitious, highly regarded, scientific engineering / manufacturing business that are in a position of sustained growth. As the Principal Shipping Officer, you will join a fast-moving Logistics Team, where you will manage the shipping team whilst liaising and working closely with our export control team, local customs officers, and freight forwarders to effectively Import / Export product in the UK.
Principal Shipping Officer Role
  • Manage the Shipping Team to deliver a benchmark export and shipping service to the business
  • Ensure timely delivery of product in line with project demands.
  • Creation, completion, and management of documentation required to effect export deliveries, to include, transport documents, hazardous goods note, customs formalities etc.
  • Ensure topicality of Import, Export and Transport Registers, Hazardous Goods Registers, MOD Form 640 MOD Form 650 Registers
  • Liaise with transport and freight forwarding companies both UK and International to ensure worldwide delivery of hardware maintaining compliance with both business Processes and external legislation
  • Assist Export Control Department in compliance with regards to Export Licences, working closely with them to achieve and maintain DIT Accreditation
  • Establish and maintain best practice utilising continuous improvement activities
  • Identify process improvements to create an efficient and cost-effective service
  • Produce and implement KPI’s
  • Ensure all Staff Training records are topical
  • Bring Best Practice to the team working closely with the shipping team in Stevenage to align processes.
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships with Trade Unions
  • Maintain AAC Accreditation for MOD Stock
Principal Shipping Officer Skills Required 
  • Detailed knowledge of UK Customs Activities and International Trade, import / export legislation and processes
  • Ability to adapt style of communication to ensure effective delivery of service
  • Experience of shipping goods within a regulated engineering environment
Please note: Due to the occasional high number of applications, it can be difficult to reply to everyone. If you haven’t been contacted within 1 working week, then you haven’t been successful on this occasion. However, thank you for your interest.
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