Freight Management – Sea Freight Manager

Sea Freight Management is a specialist area within Shipping and Logistics. A Sea Freight Manager will manage a team working with goods being moved by sea - perhaps by boat, ship, sailboat or barge.

Working in Freight Management is a very exciting area of the Shipping and Logistics industry with many career opportunities. The work is varied and requires a successful candidate to be part of a team that must work together in order to achieve results.

What does a Seafreight Manager job in Freight Management involve?

  • A Sea Freight Manager will need to provide leadership and strategy for a sea freight operations team. Their aim will be to promote growth within their company, through realising current and future business opportunities.
  • Working within Freight Management as a Sea Freight Manager will require the overseeing of all day-to-day operations. You will need to ensure that the services being provided are organised and profitable.
  • As a Sea Freight Manager, you will also need to liaise with HM Customs, Port Authorities and Shipping Lines. This is to ensure that all rules and regulations are being followed properly.
  • A Sea Freight Manager needs to monitor and report key performance parameters to ensure their department is running as efficiently as possible.

Key skills and qualifications of a Sea Freight Manager within Freight Management:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification is usually required for this position.
  • Previous experience within Freight Management is desirable and in some cases essential, depending upon employer.
  • The role of Sea Freight Manager requires someone with good numeric skills.
  • Excellent customer care skills are required as well as the ability to negotiate, as the role requires the maintenance of good rate tariffs with Shipping Lines.
  • A Sea Freight Manager must have the ability to help organise workflow, build relevant skills and provide employee feedback. A Sea Freight Manager needs to maintain good team morale to ensure high performance standards.
  • Must be familiar with computer programs eg Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.

How to find more Seafreight Manager jobs within the Freight Management:

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