Logistics Manager

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    Logistics Manager
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    Middlesbrough TS3

As Logistics Manager, you will be responsible for arranging mobilisation of ALE equipment and consumables from the smallest shackle to the biggest crane in the world, using any mode of transport from rail to a chartered Antonov. ALE delivers innovative project solutions across the entire globe making this role possibly one of the most exciting and varied in the logistics industry. ALE logistics managers pride themselves on achieving the impossible – so if you’re up for a challenge, this could be the role for you.

International Shipping of containerised cargo, break bulk cargo and RORO 
Fixing full and part charters on various trade routes 
Arranging cross trade, import and export FCLs and LCLs both in gauge and out of gauge,

specialist equipment included

Arranging cross trade, import and export of break bulk cargoes and project cargoes 
Scheduling project mobilisation plans, both equipment & personnel, of more than one origin 
Ensuring project schedules are met whilst reacting to constantly changing project parameters 
Analyse shipping requests and provide most cost effective / project suitable solutions 
Providing considered and detailed information for proposals 
Reviewing, researching and managing customs imports and exports in numerous countries,

both temporary and permanent

Understanding, reviewing and negotiating basic contractual terms and conditions, insurance

requirements and ensuring all cargo is properly insured during transport

Producing documentation for International Trade as per legal requirements 
Communicating with local Chamber of Commerce for official documentation 
Keeping fully updated with changes in the Maritime Industries and undertaking all activities

within statutory procedural requirements

Coordinating transport and loading sequences for charter vessels 
Reviewing and approving/rejecting stowage plans on charter vessels 
Minimising shipping costs and risks, working within budgets and being fully aware of job

Ensure all shipper owned containers shipped are certified and identified correctly 
Raise purchase orders as per company procurement procedure 
Establish and maintain supplier relationships 
Obtaining thorough and accurate shipping & visa prices for bids & tenders including

consideration of market changes in time of the project

Creating loading lists from GMS and liaise with workshop manager on equipment

readiness date

Create shipping documents (shipping invoice and packing list) 
Issuing and return of equipment and shipping documents on GMS 
Maintenance of asset management on GMS 
Audit and update equipment register on GMS 
Liaising with other regional operational mangers to establish and maintain

an accurate record of equipment locations and status.

The Ideal Candidate




Further education in business related discipline

Nationally/Internationally recognised qualification for chartering and freight forwarding from either the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) or national Freight Associations

Hazardous Goods Training such as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor under CDG

Export / Import Licence qualification



Good working knowledge of the diverse array of shipping and transportation methods available


Knowledge and understanding of Maritime Charter Parties

Knowledge of how to fix charter shipments

Knowledge of the heavy lifting and transport industry



Experience in a complex and sometimes busy planning/scheduling environment

Experience with contract negotiation


Experience within a freight forwarding agency



Good spoken and written English

Good spoken and written Dutch

Ability to prioritise work schedule

Assertiveness with people at all levels in the business

Able to Communicate effectively across different cultures


Other Language abilities



Able to work autonomously and manage time effectively

Level headedness when under pressure – this being both tight deadlines and/or constantly changing parameters


Logical and analytical

Long range planner

Diligent & proactive

Honesty - able to admit mistakes immediately so they can be put right

Ability to listen, process and analyse the ideas of others


Outgoing - ability to network with suppliers

Ability to ‘wear the shoes’ of the people who have to physically action the operations which you plan



Driving licence


Confidence to travel alone both domestically & internationally



About The Company 
ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining. We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

Package Description 
Competitive dependent upon experience

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