Freight Manager Jobs

Freight Managers communicate daily with road, rail, air and sea companies. They also liaise with their clients on the costs of shipments on a regular basis to ensure they are keeping competitive in the marketplace. Freight Managers will be responsible for a team consisting of clerks, sales team, warehouse staff and drivers.

Competition for Freight Managers is fierce as there are few advertised posts. Opportunities tend to be concentrated in transport centres, such as ports, airports and rail terminals.
Freight Managers can study the Foundation Degree in Logistics and Transport at Coventry University or Anglia Polytechnic University. Other colleges may offer similar courses. 
For those working in the UK, BIFA now offers a variety of intensive short courses in the key areas of the work. Further information is available from BIFA. Salaries for Freight Managers average at £43,000 per year.

Duties of a Freight Manager

Freight Managers normally work office hours, from Monday to Friday. Freight Managers may have to work weekends and compulsory overtime. Some companies, especially the larger freight forwarders, operate shift patterns and out-of-hours work so most Freight Managers will work additional hours from home. Most jobs will have to travel during the working day and overnight stays are common in the UK and abroad.

Freight Managers need to have a good knowledge of the freight industry, have excellent communication and negotiation skills and most freight manager jobs will have excellent sales skills. Freight Managers will be accustomed to working to tight targets and deadlines and will need to have excellent delegation skills to cope with the pressure and speed at which the transport industry moves.

Freight Managers work in over 3,000 freight companies in the UK, employing around 50,000 people. These include local national companies throughout the UK and international companies with offices in the UK and overseas.

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  1. Storeman

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Warehouse Operative

     We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced storeman to join a growing organisation based in Hillington on a temporary basis. 
    The role will involve 
    Stores: Kitting, stock control, perpetual inventory.
    Goods in duties: Admin for  stocked, non stocked goods/products and incoming repairs
    Despatch: Packing/shipping of finished goods ...

  2. Forklift - Loader

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £7.83 p/h

    Category: Driver - Forklift

    We are currently recruiting for an highly skilled forklift driver to join a well-established company based in Hillington on an ongoing temporary basis with a high view of going permanent.
    As a Forklift Driver you will need to:

    Have experience of driving a counterbalance forklift
    A valid licence for both ...

  3. Forklift Driver

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Warehouse Operative

    We are currently recruiting for an highly skilled forklift driver to join a well-established company based in Paisley on an ongoing temporary basis. 
    As a Forklift Driver you will need to:

    Have experience of driving a Counterbalance and Reach Forklift truck
    A valid licence for both counterbalance and reach 

    The ...

  4. Stores Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £24000 to £26000 p/a

    Category: Warehouse Management

    Due to expansion of our clients warehouse we are looking to recruit an experienced Operational Warehouse Manager.
    In this role you will be expected to oversee the efficient receipt, storage & dispatch of goods, along with having the responsibility for a vital part of the supply chain process. You will also ...

  5. Export Clerk

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Import & Export Clerk

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Export Clerk in the Renfrewshire area. This role will be an immediate start for the right candidate.
    You will be responsible for ensuring all exported goods that are departing the business are processed on time and comply all regulations. You will be based ...