Air Freight Operations Manager

Position: Air Freight Manager

Location: London Heathrow

Salary: up to £66,000 + Benefits

The company:

We are proud to exclusively partner with one of the largest, award winning logistics and supply chain companies in the world, with a dedicated and professional team of more than 100,000 employees spanning 70 countries around the globe.

Due to rapid growth, and the roll out of a new freight forwarding division, we are now hiring an Air Freight specialist to manage and oversee a new branch operation in London Heathrow.

We are looking for a dedicated and dynamic leader to oversee our airfreight operation, ensuring efficiency, timeliness and cost-effectiveness. As well as the day-to-day airfreight operations, you will be responsible for leading and supporting a team, collaborating with cross-functional departments, negotiating rates and contracts with new and existing customers, and optimise processes to meet and exceed customer expectations.

We are looking to speak with individuals who demonstrate an extensive career history and skill set in airfreight operations with a strong commercial awareness, coupled with strong leadership qualities.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity within a growing international organisation that strives to hire and develop the right people, stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day to day branch management, overseeing air freight operational activity for both import and export consignments.
  • To be compliant with all customs process/ declarations for import and export
  • Train, support and develop operations team members.
  • Work in collaboration with commercial departments.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key accounts to ensure business retention
  • Drive business growth through effective account management and customer satisfaction and new business acquisition.
  • Ensure proper interface between sales and operations.
  • Responsible for the business plan and budget elaboration (profit & loss responsibility on Branch level).

Essential experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years experience working within the Freight Forwarding Industry with a strong focus on Operational Management and Service Excellence for airfreight shipments.
  • Experience in management with P&L responsibility/forecasting.
  • Successful management of all key stakeholder relationships including shareholders and external government agencies.
  • Advanced knowledge of airfreight process and security procedures and protocols.
  • Strong negotiator and a self-starter with the ability to adapt to stressful environments by using a sociable but firm approach, as well as engendering trust and integrity.

WR Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for all vacancies in the logistics industry. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Surrey
Job titleAir Freight Operations Manager
Salary £55000 - £66000
Consultant Matt Marsh
Consultant Phone 02393874482
Consultant Email
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