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General Manager - European Trailer Freight

Our client is a global leader in multi modal freight solutions, they provide customer specific transport solutions to shippers of all sizes worldwide, with over 300 people strategically placed in 10 locations throughout the UK and Eire, and over 250 offices world-wide. This company is ideally positioned to handle international ocean, air and Trailer movements from all around the globe.

The European road freight division is searching for a new leader to join their strong professional team. The successful candidate will come armed with well-developed Freight Forwarding skills to take on this exciting challenge - the overall objective being on growth and development of the French, Italian and Swiss markets, through innovation and effective team work.

The Position
As the senior leader on site, you will be responsible for the full Profit and Loss of the French, Italian and Swiss trade lanes. As part of a team with the ambition to outperform the market by delivering growth exceeding 10% year on year, you will be competitive with a natural hunger for growth to build on the existing platform.

The Team
Supported by the Senior Director, you will be part of a proactive department where the driving force is their passion to expand. You will have the full support of a motivated operations team, (17 colleagues), who hold a solid background of operating Roundtrip trailers using Eastern European Sub contractors, coupled with the dedication to make things happen. In addition, you will work closely with our Sales colleagues in setting Tariffs and Service Levels as well as promoting innovation to secure larger Tender opportunities.

The ideal candidate
Applicants must have a previous experience operating an Eastern European roundtrip fleet.
Focused on delivering results with previous people management experience, coupled with solid experience in European Road freight forwarding.
Resilient and capable of handling different pressures as well as knowing when to act and when to challenge our thinking.
Strong communication skills with a proven track record in problem solving.
Comfortable operating in a busy environment where you work independently and self-supporting with many tasks, managing your time to deliver both urgent assignments as well as long-term projects to deadlines.

Benefits:
Salary £58k - £60k DOE with Benefits

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- Midlands West, Staffordshire
Benefits:£58-60k salary with benefits
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:35244/FP14069/K
Consultant:Paul Wilson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: pwilson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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