Freight Manager Jobs

Freight manager jobs communicate daily with road, rail, air and sea companies. Freight manager jobs also liaise with their clients on the costs of shipments on a regular basis to ensure they are keeping competitive to the market place.

Freight manager jobs will be responsible for a team consisting of clerks, sales team, warehouse staff and drivers.

Salaries for freight manager jobs start at around £24,000 a year.

Freight manager jobs normally work office hours, from Monday to Friday. Freight manager jobs 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 manager jobs will work additional hours from home. Most freight manager jobs will have to travel during the working day and overnight stays are common in the UK and abroad.

Freight manager jobs 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 manager jobs 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 manager jobs 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.

Competition for freight manager jobs is fierce as there are few advertised posts. Opportunities for freight manager jobs tend to be concentrated in transport centres, such as ports, airports and rail terminals.
 
Freight manager jobs 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 freight manager jobs posts 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.

Contact the Freight & Logistics Division Team

Email the Freight & Logistics Division at freight@stafffinders.co.uk.

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    Location: Stirling

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Logistics / Distribution

    This world-leading manufacturing company is looking for an experienced Logistics Coordinator to start with them immediately on a temporary basis, with a view to becoming a permanent member of the team.  This is a key role within the organisation, providing a superb opportunity for a candidate with previous international logistics ...