Shipping Controller

  • Salary: benefits that will get you excited
  • Location: Whyteleafe, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent

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Shipping Controller

Head Office – Whyteleafe, Surrey (3 days in the office, 2 days remote)

Competitive salary + benefits that will get you excited



Ann Summers is SEXY, DARING, PROVOCATIVE and NAUGHTY – we push boundaries and buttons to give our customers exactly what they want!



We’re the destination brand for must-have lingerie and sex toy innovation and stand proud as the authority in our industry. We passionately champion sexual liberation and believe that every woman in the world should feel like the sexiest woman in the world!



Whether you’re working at our head office or in one of our stores, one thing that’s guaranteed is no two days are the same. We’re a unique brand with a phenomenally talented team of experts across all our channels – together we’re empowered to achieve the brand’s global vision.



We’re on the hunt for an experienced Shipping Expeditor/Controller to lead and assist Ann Summers with its Inbound Freight strategy. You will actively manage the day-to-day operational performance, coordinating the PO from release to DC arrival, whilst maintaining relationships with our preferred Freight Forwarders. Sustainability is high on our agenda, and we are looking at how we minimise our environmental impact throughout the product and supply chain lifecycles, so will welcome your thoughts on this.



So, what would you be doing?...



* Using industry expertise to identify, implement and continually review best in class Supply Chain tools for freight management from PO creation through to delivery at our Distribution Centre.
* Ability to track and manage PO’s and lead time requirements via the POM and TM systems. Ensuring that any slippages are highlighted to the appropriate function.
* Identify market trends in freight (index-based, timelines, duration, market-specific and global) to identify potential procurement/sourcing opportunities and mitigate risks
* Utilise and develop robust KPI / metrics to meet the required service specifications / agreed cost base whilst providing effective education & support to all parties
* Provide support and advice to internal key stakeholders, become the central point of contact for B&M, Freight Forwarders and Logistics
* Partnering with our Finance department to develop robust and transparent financial tracking and reporting for all inbound freight activities.
* Ensure PO shipment cost information is regularly updated to support the Buying teams to establish landed costs (burden) and margin strategy.
* Make cost-effective decisions on shipments while meeting the needs of the business
* Lead the business strategic priority to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions from all Inbound freight/transport activities
* Support the RFQ process, providing key insights and industry knowledge to support the business obtain optimal rates



You need to be this kind of person…



* Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and simplicity for our customers.
* Able to work and learn quickly in a fast-paced, fun, and dynamic environment.
* Care about doing a great job and pushing boundaries with the quality of what you do.
* Strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills.
* Able to quickly assess situations, identify gaps, develop insights, and propose solutions.



We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this role you will need to have



* Detailed experience with overseas shipping practices and import/export logistics, with a clear understanding of various shipping terms and requirements.
* Strong international shipping experience.
* Understanding of shipping documents and Customs requirements.
* Freight Forwarding experience.
* Load planning experience.
* Experience working with supplier compliance systems and management of the system.

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