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Head of Logistics & Operations – International Traderef: CH41247
Sector Shipping / Logistics
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary £50000 - 65000 / Neg
A small but very successful international trading company in inner North-West London, specialising in both bulk and packaged liquid products (predominantly for human consumption), is seeking an experienced Head of Logistics & Operations to join their team.

This role will sit on the top of the existing logistics team of 3 staff, and take a strategic overview of the business – working alongside the owner/CEO, while also providing hands-on assistance as required.

Undergoing a progressive change from a more commodity product trade focus, to a value-added SKU business model, the company are looking for a very commercial operations focused individual with significant SME international trade logistics and supply chain experience in the UK who can help bring structure and business operations planning expertise.

The role will also take responsibility for aspects including;
• Staff management
• Import/export logistics
• Supply chain planning
• Freight rate negotiations
• Bonded warehouse rental
• Commercial business & supply chain projects
• Stock control / SKU management
• Claims management and demurrage
• Quality control and quality assurance issues
• Product certifications (kosher, GMO, organic, BRC / GMP, REACH etc.)
• Looking at changes to UK impex trade as Brexit develops
• IT and ERP systems

TYPE: Permanent, full time
LOCATION: NW10, London
SALARY: £55-65K, depending on experience

• Significant operations experience (at least 10+ years) in SME international trading companies
• Very strong staff / team management & development experience
• Able to bring solid structure and improvements to an existing team in a business
• Excellent capabilities to look at current operations/supply chain and make improvements
• Strong negotiating skills
• Capabilities to resolve Quality Assurance / Quality Control issues internationally
• Enjoy being a key part of business transformation & commercial projects
• Happy working in an SME environment, reporting directly to CEO
• Knowledge of various certifications (kosher, organic, GMO-free etc.)