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Project Manager - Logistics (VR/20948)



£50,000 - £55,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- Upminster

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Project Manager - Freight / Logistics - VR/20948

The Company & Role for the role of Project Manager - Freight / Logistics:

Our client, a successful, independent freight forwarder are looking for a Project Manager to be based their head office.

To be considered for this role you need to have held a similar role in a Freight Forwarding. Logistics or supply chain background. This position is managing the continuous change and improvement projects not project cargo.

Main Duties of the Project Manager - Freight / Logistics:

  • Leading project planning, scheduling, controlling and reporting activities
  • Adopting and adapting project management methods and tools, selecting appropriately from plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches
  • Ensuring effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained
  • Managing (as mutually agreed) resources, partners and/or customer resources and materials used to complete tasks in a project
  • Tracking and reporting programme/project progress and performance
  • Setting up project files, compiles and distributes reports
  • Monitoring and controlling resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders
  • Taking appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances
  • Formally closing projects, where appropriate, subsequently reviewing  and ensuring that lessons learned are recorded
  • Supporting the identification and management of business change and improvement aligned to business goals
  • Providing leadership in continuous improvements to deliver more efficient and processes
  • Being aware of the competition’s digital initiatives and be aware of how that is impact the market
  • Assisting in educating colleagues about the benefits in project management, process governance and continuous improvement efforts

Essential Skills and Experience for the Project Manager - Freight / Logistics:

  • Previous experience working in application development
  • IT Literate - Excel and Word are essential
  • Good Attention to detail
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Proactive problem-solving capability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team Player

In Return for the role of Project Manager - Freight / Logistics:

You will receive a salary depending on experience

If you’re interested in the position of Project Manager - Freight / Logistics, click apply now, or mail our Shipping Team shipping@redrecruit.com

Red Recruit is a specialist recruitment consultancy with prominence in the Shipping and Freight industry, covering road, sea and air freight imports and exports as well as other associated sectors.  We provide an expert consultative, ‘project managed’ approach, which recognises the unique skills and talents of every candidate.  Founded in 2002 and boasting increasing success, Red Recruit’s mission is to serve likeminded Clients and Candidates and be a collaborator in their growth and progression.  We accomplish this utilizing our skilled approaches and methodologies and we offer tailored solutions to suit specific needs. Clients of Red Recruit are able to access a wealth of knowledge and experience via our recruitment consultants; many of whom possess extensive experience.  

The types of vacancies within the shipping industry that we specialise in include the following: sea freight, road freight, air freight, deep sea, TIR freight, trailer freight, freight forwarder, FCL, LCL, part load, full load, groupage, customs clearance, customs entries, CNS, Destin8, Impatex, CHIEF, NES, ASM GEMS, MultiFreight, DataFreight, NVO and NVOCC.

If you have current or recent experience within the shipping or freight forwarding industry then please contact us to see if we can assist you finding your next career move.