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Import / Export Manager

Job Title: Import / Export Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £55000.00 - £63000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Rosie Ordman
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Import and Export Manager


Circa £60,000


Role Profile:

You will be responsible for all of the imports and exports for this well-known fashion retailer. Reporting to, as well as working alongside the Head of Logistics, you will be required to manage and oversee the full Supply Chain.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full understanding, with support and delivery, of end to end Supply Chain objectives
  • Support Logistics, Buying/Merchandising & Production on inbound flow of stock, ensuring the critical path is maintained for each season
  • Developing and monitoring Import performance, including regular analysis to make sure targets are achieved and superseded when possible
  • Participate in supply Chain Projects & implement business best practice
  • Conducing regular cost reviews and propose changes when necessary
  • 3PL management and regular reviews on both KPI performance and freight costs, with documented and published minutes
  • Co-ordinating and executing freight tenders as required
  • Proactive freight consolidation to maximise container utilisation and reduce freight costs
  • Manage and ensure full compliance with HMRC Import and Export relationships, keeping the business is up to date on current legislation and taxation
  • Develop export strategy for both EU and ROW for wholesale, retail and web channels
  • Work with the rest of the business to communicate changes/ delays/ costs and performance results for each department with guidelines on improvement
  • Supplier compliance - recording weekly performance of inbound suppliers. Producing regular reports on performance against KPIs and writing to suppliers to advise improvements when necessary


Skills & Experience

  • Team player, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A can-do approach that achieves results
  • Ability to develop and mentor a team
  • Operational experience in sectors similar to: manufacturing, overseas import/export, wholesale, shipping and/or freight forwarding
  • A proven record in managing a large scale import operations
  • Knowledge of KPIs and their application
  • Experience in setting and managing budgets
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Project Management skills
  • Able to promote and manage change
  • Effective organisational and time management skills, inclusive of prioritising workload
  • Effective influencer and negotiator
  • Confident decision making and problem solving
  • Able to interpret statistics and data effectively


Client information

Our client is a well-known fashion retailer, looking for someone with a strong personality and end-to-end Supply Chain Experience.



Circa £60,000


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