Freight Commodity & Carrier Manager - UK Market

We want a UK-based, enthusiastic, motivated, pragmatic and analytical person to join us for managing our carriers in multiple countries focused on the UK (but not limited to) £60.000 - £80.000 + perks
About Packlink

Shipping is complex and online stores need solutions to compete globally. With our technology, you can improve the shipping experience of your customers and deliver a premium service.

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Operating in 10 countries, our passion for getting shipping right means we support our customers every step of the way, making shipping simple and transparent.

Our vision: to facilitate online shipping around the world.

Our mission: helping online stores offer a great delivery experience.

Our values: making our inclusive and proactive company culture our core guide.

  • Earn it - Without trust, we can’t grow. We earn trust from our teammates, customers, and partners through hard work and great results. 
  • Do it - Act, accomplish, repeat—that’s how we achieve our shared vision. Our team doesn’t overthink it, we are simply shipping by simply thinking!
  • Live it - We’re at our best when we’re challenged, learning, and having fun.
Our awesome Suppliers Team

The Supply team is at the heart of the Packlink business model to make sure we have the best services + transportation & freight rates for our external customers & partners using the Packlink platforms. We believe that the Supply team's mission is one of the enablers for Packlink vision “to capture online shipping around the world”.

We have started our journey with a focus on the right offer in 2021, as this is the first step to be able to dynamically adjust it to the right user at the right time (intelligently supporting our user selection) in 2022.

Within a fast-growing organization (+100% YoY in revenue & employees), the Packlink Supply department will face strong new challenges to support business growth and will need to integrate new talents into his team!

What we're looking for

We want a UK-based, enthusiastic, motivated, pragmatic, and analytical person to join us for managing our carriers in multiple countries focused on the UK (but not limited to!).

What will be your goals
  • Select appropriate and compliant carriers, building long-term partnership via effective carrier management.
  • Negotiate with service providers to gain the most competitive rates whilst adhering to specific service requirements of Packlink ‘s customer
  • Measure carrier performance levels against agreed targets taking appropriate proactive action where necessary.
  • Contribute to the company’s competitiveness, bringing, to the Supply Team, global perspectives, market knowledge, and innovative solutions, reducing the risks and increasing the cost-efficiency in a transparent and sustainable way.
  • Research alternative shipping options and benchmark existing rates to justify the current selection and to generate cost-saving opportunities
  • In general, to provide the best career opportunities for the Packlink customers!

 

    ➡️ Are you ready to join our dynamic and fast-paced team? If so, please continue reading!

    The skillset
    • 5+ years of proven track records combining overall purchasing experience.
    • 3+ years of experience managing transportation/shipping Category in the UK market.
    • Strong experience with contract management functions (renew, negotiation…)
    • Very strong negotiator in logistics B2B environment.
    • Data analytics skills; analytical profile with experience in suppliers optimization
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
    • Excellent Tableau or Data studio or similar software user.
    • Hands-on and can-do attitude, ready to grow with our company and teamwork player. Roll up the sleeves mentality.
    • Comfortable with a high paced, dynamic environment in an international company.
    • Financial Aptitude.
    • Excellent communication skills and used to work cross-departmentally as well as with external stakeholders.
    • Native level in English (mastering at least one other foreign language is a plus).
    It'd be amazing if you also have
    • Experience in a transportation or express freight company.
    • 2 Additional European Languages (on top of English).
    • Proactivity and flexibility.
    • Leadership and autonomy.
    What we offer

    - 💸 Clear and transparent compensation plan.

    A UK local contract with a compensation package according to seniority and experience: £60.000 - £80.000 (OTE).

    We always include the salary range for all our job offers in order to be clear about our expectations. We will discuss the indicated range with you in the first recruiting call to ensure that we are on the same page.

    - 📙 Personal Training Budget:

    Up to 800€/year training budget (certifications, conferences attendance, etc.) to invest in your professional development. We want to help you improve your technical skills, feel involved in the product community, and develop your soft skills in order to lead teams and manage other stakeholders.

    - 🏠 We are a remote-first company

    All team members at Packlink are remote employees. We also cover your expenses for working from home (50£ per month/600£ per year).

    - 💻 Everything you need to work from home

    Whether you prefer Mac, Linux or Windows (or an additional screen or two), we set you up for success when working remotely.

    - 🔗 Referral Bonus

    We need your support in hiring top-class talent! We offer a referral bonus of 1k-3K, depending on the complexity of the role and the hiring process.

    - 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 Free language classes

    Thirsty for knowledge? Learn a new language by joining our free English/Spanish/French classes. In groups of 4-5 people, you can connect and enjoy taking up a new language or improving your current skills with one of our great instructors.

    - 🏐 Health and Wellness

    The well-being of our team is super important to us. You can choose between Gym membership or exercise classes (pilates, kick-boxing, etc.)—we’re happy to cover the cost up to 50£/month!

    - 🎂 Enjoy your Birthday

    Take your birthday off to celebrate, or your kid's birthday!

    - ⚖️ Great work-life balance

    We offer a flexible work schedule and will do our best to adapt to your personal situation. Working in a fast-growth environment can be intense, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your free time!

    -💜 An inclusive and upbeat work environment

    Leave your suit behind... we’re a t-shirt and converse kind of place! More importantly, our company culture promotes diversity and inclusion. The personality and opinions of each of our team members are important and valid, and we aim to offer all employees a safe environment where they can be themselves and thrive.

    - 🌍 A cross-cultural atmosphere

    We are a truly international team of 15 nationalities that speak 10 languages. Our company language is English and all internal communication and company-wide meetings are in English.

    -🏟️ Company events

    Work hard, play hard! We do our best every day, even at our regular team-building events. Everything is currently remote, but we’re looking forward to organizing in-person company events once again in the near future!

    Plus, many more exciting perks! Are you ready for discovering them?

     

    Additional information

    • Remote status

      Fully remote

    We usually respond within three days

    Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

    Awesome perks for an awesome crew!

    Here in Packlink, we care about our people, their happiness, and their wellbeing. Keep in mind that these perks are the ones we have available right now, but we can always add more!

    • Competitive salary package & clear compensation policy that’s transparent ✔️

      We include the salary ranges for all our job offers so as to be clear about our expectations.

    • Personal Training Budget 📙

      Up to 2000€/year for tech (engeneering and product) and 800€/year for the rest of departments of training budget to invest in professional development. We want to help you develop both your technical and soft skills so you can become the best at your job!!

    • Languages classes on a weekly basis 🗺️

      Thirsty for knowledge? Learn a new language by joining our free English/Spanish/French classes. In groups of 4-5 people, you can connect and enjoy taking up a new language or improving on your current skills with one of our great instructors.

    • Health and Wellness 🏅

      We care deeply about our employees. Choose a gym membership, physiotherapy sessions or private health insurance, 100% free! We also offer access to mental health counsellors free of charge.

    • Our company culture centers on 👕

      A young and upbeat work environment. Leave your suit behind; we’re a t-shirt and converse kind of place.

    • Develop your cross-cultural skills 🌍

      We are a truly international team of more than 15 nationalities that speak 10 languages. Our company language is English and all internal communication and company-wide meetings are in English.

    • Enjoy your Birthday 🎂

      Take your Birthday day off and celebrate in style!

    • Great work-life balance ⚖️

      Your work-life balance is really important to us! If you have kids or love going to the gym in the morning, your schedule is flexible at Packlink. Just talk to your superiors and we’ll be happy to find the best fit for you!

    • Everything you need 💻

      Whether you prefer Mac, Linux or Windows, an additional screen or two, we set you up for success when working remotely.

    • We adapt to you 🏡

      Since the onset of COVID, we are fully remote. Moving forward, Packlink is committed to finding the best combination of remote work and days at the office for each of our employees. From 3 days WFH per week to 3 days per month working in the office, we are happy to adjust to what works best for you.

    • Company events 🏟️

      Work hard, play hard! We do our best every day, even at our regular team-building events. Everything is currently remote, but we’re looking forward to organising in-person company events once again in the near future!

    • Flexible Salary 💰

      We work with Cobee on a flexible compensation plan for transport, restaurants and kindergarten so our employees can save on personal income tax.

    Be part of our rocket team

    Hablar sobre el equipo y la cultura

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