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logistics Assistant Manager

per annum
Stoke prior ,


Job Title: Logistics Assistant Manager

Working Hours: 40 hr week Monday - Thursday 08.00 - 16:30 Friday 8:00 - 16:30

                            (30 mins lunch 15 min am break)

Location: Redditch


Starting Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (Salary Dependent on Experience)

Main Duties:

  • Facilitate the shipping of products from one destination to another
  • Arrange transportation, schedule staff, and orchestrate deliveries to meet customer demand with little to no delay
  • Receive products and coordinate delivery
  • Prepare loads for shipment and the necessary documentation
  • Make sure warehouse capacity is kept at optimal levels
  • Manage activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation cycle to make sure established deadlines are met
  • Continually review freight costs, transportation rates, and/or the prices of raw materials to keep costs down where possible
  • Streamline shipping and transportation processes


Daily tasks:

  • Book collections with freight forwards such as DPD, TNT, FedEx, DHL.
  • Raise Certificates of Origin, Commercial Invoices and packing lists - attention to detail is vital
  • Ensure compliance to legal regulations and company policies
  • Liaise with customers and inform them of tracking details. All communications to be logged through the CRM system (training provided).
  • Prepare quotations for customers (weight, dimensions, advise suitable method of transport).
  • Responsible for tracking of goods on route to their destination ensuring any problems that may arise are resolved so as to avoid delays.
  • Maintain product commodity codes and weights on Sage 200.
  • Raise purchase orders for packaging materials - weekly stock checks required.
  • Raise purchase orders for all courier invoices and monitor costs.
  • Liaise closely with shipping agents/schedule meetings/negotiate rates.
  • Liaise with Production Supervisor on a daily basis attend production/Sales/ Logistics weekly meeting
  • Assist in dispatch - packing
  • Run monthly on time delivery reports (training provided)
  • Organise Bi-Weekly shipments to the Ireland operation
  • Import of records, accurate import file logs for HMRC
  • Filing


Essential Requirements, knowledge and skills

  • Previous knowledge in arranging import/export shipments
  • Knowledgeable of the latest Brexit shipping requirements
  • Experience in shipping and packing containers
  • Good use of Microsoft Excel


  • Good organisational and administration skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Diligent attention to detail
  • Follow procedures
  • Flexibility
  • Professional appearance


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