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Looking to work for a world leading organisation?

Looking for a challenging yet rewarding role?

We are looking to recruit a Transport Solutions Manager based in Oldham for a top tier client with sites across the world.


* Highly competitive salary
* Generous Pension Scheme
* Bonus Scheme
* Private Healthcare



Transport Solutions Manager
Obtaining European transportation & distribution in support of ecommerce logistics activities
all over Europe.
Responsible for developing, monitoring and optimizing of the European shipping solutions (cross
country & domestic). Actively searching new solutions, find synergies with existing sister companies,
assisting in the procurement / coordinating freight, with a European focus in order to have the best
prices and work cost efficient in a very competitive market.
Representing Radial and its European activities and affiliates in the European stake holder

· Lead the procurement initiatives for new road & air transport & parcel distribution for our sister company
and its European activities and affiliates, always in synchronization with the Landmark Global
procurement process
· Manage the European transport budget :
· Negotiate with transport & parcel distribution companies in order to obtain optimal price/quality service
for all transport & distribution of Radial parcel flows
· Utilize best practices to periodically review, compare, and bid transportation services
· Manage globally contracts between our client and sister companies worldwide affiliates and transport companies
· European cost management & reporting, identify & deliver transport cost reduction and cost
avoidance initiatives on a global scale. Coordinate shipping cost initiatives and cost savings between
all countries & regions and reuse at a maximum existing solutions
· Follow up of market evolutions:
· Maintain an up to date portfolio by attending the appropriate exhibitions and professional networks.
· Work out benchmark analysis to identify the best shipping solutions, the best purchasing conditions
for transport from 3rd parties
· Propose the right and best solutions on road transport & distribution purchases to senior management
with best quality/price ratio but with main focus to further reduce our spent, without losing quality.
· Use and analyze data from the operational regions and other business units like Landmark Global to
evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements
· Act as interface with all internal actors and support them with expertized knowhow within transport
buying and coordinating.
o Support Operations Management and Sales and Client Services in specific related questions such
§ Draft a set of T&C's for Transport that can be added to the standard proposal form
§ Establish a robust process and responsibilities for transport invoicing
o Build & maintain relationship with peers: Share information in the other regions and seeking for
establishing a cooperation mind-set. Maintain a strong presence in operating facilities
o Contribute to corporate projects
· Build, develop & define responsibilities for the European transport coordination team

· Master degree or equal by experience
· Languages English mandatory, others a benefit
· Deep knowledge of European air cargo regulations and solutions
· Good knowledge of IT tools managing transport
· Good knowledge rules, regulations, and procedures respecting transportation of parcels, including
dangerous goods and related matters
· Demonstrable experience of managing domestic and international shipping in a retail e-commerce / omni- channel world - either in a retailer / brand, or in a b2c carrier business
· Vast and in-depth purchasing knowledge in an international environment.
· Creative problem solver,
· Challenging capabilities of the existing situation in order to improve, reorganize and energize the international transport activities.
· Fast decision maker and implementer,
· Able to steer from a global role small local teams.
· Good analytical skills.
· Natural networker and relationship builder between teams and positions in an international

If this sounds like the role for you then you need to click apply today!