Section Leader - Exports
Section Leader - Exports
Senior Coordinator; Team Leader; Import Manager; Export Manager
The company specialise in supplying:
•Raw materials such as light metals, steel, plastics and resin
•Direct supply import of parts for Just in Time delivery to EU production facilities & their Suppliers.
•Parts export to global manufacturing operations
•Dies and machinery for manufacturing operations.
•CE Marking of manufacturing equipment.
The Parts Export team are responsible for the Export and Distribution of components and sub-assemblies, sourced globally and consumed by Manufacturing Operations (including Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers) worldwide.
You will be supervising the operation of a section (typically 6 associates) and supporting the Group manager in achieving business targets. Responsible for the operational performance and delivery of the section, and also for leading activities relating to new and repeat business, and developing strong relationships with both customers and suppliers. Furthering development of the team by focussing on individual performance and support requirements.
You will be a results-focussed people manager with a demonstrable track record of systematic problem-solving by development and implementation of innovative solutions in a fast paced, high volume environment, and will be experienced in delivering continuous improvement using quality management tools such as TQM, PDCA and 5 Why.
You will ideally have experience within the automotive industry directly or within the manufacturing supply chain or similar.
•To lead the section on a daily basis, supervising and developing personnel in order to achieve high standards in Quality, Cost, Delivery, Management, Safety and Environment with clear and continuous improvement plans in place to ensure achievements via TQM methodology.
•Achieve set targets and objectives for yourself and that of your team.
•Develop and improve customer service, based on HTE initiative and customer feedback, to offer best possible service to customers while managing associated risks accordingly.
•Develop ideas and future strategies to improve operating efficiency and business performance.
•Authorise business transactions, customer quotations, purchase orders and invoices within company deadlines ensuring compliance to relevant company & legal requirements.
•Act as a representative for the company to develop the relationship with key departments from UK Manufacturing, with a goal to expand and promote the business.
Person Specification: Skills & Experience required
•Export and/or Import Experience
•Excellent supervisory and people management skills and experience (team management)
•Experience within manufacturing or supply chain sectors of the automotive or related industries
•Working knowledge and experience within purchasing/logistics/freight-forwarding
•Excellent negotiation, communication and decision making skills
•Knowledge and understanding of budget setting and control
•Demonstrable track record in continuous improvement & problem-solving
•Flexibility to travel on company business
•Full UK driving license
•Excellent presentation and project management skills
•Good analytical and numerical skills
•Strong commercial awareness
•CIPS or similar qualification would be an advantage in this position
Leadership and Associate Management
•Leading the Team
•Making thing happen
•Analysis & Problem Solving