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Job Role:                                 Country Forwarding Manager                         

Division/Department:             Road Branch                                                   

Location:                                 Oostende, Belgium                                                                 

Reports to:                              General Forwarding Manager                                                 

About Europa Worldwide Group:

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator specialising in Road freight, Air & Sea freight and Warehousing.

We provide market leading products and services to leading international and UK businesses who have chosen Europa because of its commitment to providing best in class services.

We have featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top Track 250 three times and employ over 1,300 staff globally. The company’s turnover of £260 million in 2021 is expecting to increase to £300 million in 2022.

Position Summary:

Supporting the Operational Department to ensure we maintain a balance of equipment in and out of each country.  The role will involve buying and selling of loads ensuring our own fleet is optimal and balance the flow of equipment in and out of your country.

This is where you come in:

We are looking for a highly experienced Freight Forwarding professional to and join or Europa Team in Belgium in of fantastic office in Ostend.

Our Ideal Person:

  • 3+ years of Freight Forwarding & management experience
  • Good focus and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a growing team
  • Aware of relevant customs processes
  • Commercially aware
  • Capable of growing and driving the department
  • Analytical skills

In this role, you will:

  • Work alongside the Operational Management to out-source loads which can’t be covered on our own fleet and buy in loads when required to optimise own fleet
  • Responsible for controlling the balance of equipment on each route
  • Create a capacity of loads above own kit for the business to grow into
  • Provide competitive pricing from the market
  • Arrange transportation via booking confirmation
  • Manage day to day issues in an efficient & professional manner
  • Comply with Customs processes
  • Update collection & delivery status for each shipment
  • Report any issues / delays in a timely manner to shipment stakeholders
  • Manage administrative duties efficiently
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively source new suppliers and ensure they are approved in line with Europa standards
  • Resolve any supplier invoice disputes in a timely manner
  • Attend any supplier meetings as and when required
  • Protect Europa’s commercial interests
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by their line manager, commensurate with the role.
  • The role holder will be expected to show flexibility in working arrangements, including working hours, which could include out of hours/weekend support if required to ensure that Europa delivers the required level of service.
  • Take financial responsibility for your profit centre driving profitability into your area of the business
  • Report Monthly GP results and consignment numbers providing a summary to the Branch Manager and Director
  • Ensure you comply and follow our company values, which we refer to as ‘Our Approach to Business’!

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent salary package up to €60k (depending on experience) plus as generous bonus, company car, Laptop & iPhone.
  • Europa benefits scheme (on successful completion of probation period) –offers and discounts on latest technology, vouchers, gym membership etc.
  • The opportunity to develop, progress and work within a global organisation which is rapidly growing.
  • A fantastic working culture which promotes excellent work/life balance.
  • Excellent maternity & Paternity policy.
  • Life insurance cover
  • Working closely with a team of talented individuals with a great work ethic who also love to have fun!
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement
  • Contributory company pension scheme.
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