Freight/Surface Operations Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Transport, Logistics
South East
£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
££Negotiable salary consummate with experience
Job Ref:

Davies International are looking for a Surface Operations Manager to work in our Bicester office.


Skills and experience- The right person will primarily need to have in depth knowledge of shipping heavy freight, by sea, mainly to the Far East, but will also need to be conversant with airfreight operations and able to communicate effectively by phone or e-mail, often with others who do not use English as a first language.


We are quite a small team however, so we all support each other when the workload is particularly heavy in other areas, such as our courier activity. For this, we would give the necessary guidance, instruction and training, but it does mean that the preferred candidate will need to be reasonably computer literate and able to work with most of the standard office packages, such as Word and Excel.   


The day to day role of the job will mainly be the responsibility for our Chinese desk and the processing of all our surface freight shipments. This will entail all the operational requirements starting from the initial booking, through to final invoicing. We offer a very personalised type of service so some of our clients will only deal with a particular staff member. That ‘ethos’ will need to be understood, and shared.


Company Benefits include a profit share scheme and many opportunities for career progress that will arise as a result of working with a small company that is part of a larger group. Those opportunities will lead to responsibility for own decision making, freedom to negotiate terms on the company’s behalf, being influential within a team environment, and inevitably Directorship.


Holidays are standard at 20 days for the first full year, increasing after 5 full years by one day each year, up to a max of 25 days.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please click on the link and send over your CV


Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: John Martins

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