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Export Team Leader in Miami, FL at PrideStaff

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Job Description

Export Team Leader

Responsible for the supervision of the Export Team to maximise revenue and profit potential of all Export opportunities in balance with excellent customer service. 

Main Role Accountabilities

Compliance 

  • Ensure all Export Operators are following correct processes and are completing jobs in compliance with TSA, IATA, BIS regulations and procedures including: 
  • Customs simplifications/security and safety.
  • Worldwide company ISO 2015 QMS requirements (swift and accurate completion of shipments working within the parameters of the AEO operating procedures and UK customs law.)
  • Train operators against up to date standards.
  • Regularly audit operational files to ensure compliance.
  • Raise NCRs and complete root cause analysis and CAPA. Record all of this within the company ISO record system.

Operations

  • Arrange shipments as per customer instructions following customer SOP and liaise with Overseas offices and relevant other departments to meet required deadline and KPI set by customer.
  • Respond to Customer requests within a timely fashion.
  • Ensure all shipments are placed within the Company system.
  • Ensure Customs entries are completed correctly as per instructions received from customer in writing.
  • Arrange OBC shipments as and when required.
  • Arrange third party collections and deliveries liaising with Transport department.
  • Monitor shipments and update all tracking information in the systems.
  • Handle Warehouse Inventory dispatches within the specified deadlines.
  • Raise invoices to customer within agreed KPI (5 Days).
  • Answer telephone calls in a polite and timely manner (within 3 rings).

Profitability 

  • Monitor profitability of accounts and explore avenues to increase margins through additional sales of Value Added Solutions or high light potential changes to operational practices to improve efficiency.
  • Ensure Correct costs are entered on Worldwide system.
  • Highlight areas of concern to CS team if costs increase versus actual agreed rates.
  • Identify areas to maximise profitability by account e.g. reduce costs, increase price etc.
  • Identify smarter ways or working to increase efficiency.

Customer Focus 

  • Maintain and develop customer relationships alongside the customer solutions team and any other relevant departments.
  • Attend customer reviews with CS team.
  • Understand individual customer needs and requirements.
  • Carry out customer satisfaction reviews/surveys on a sample of accounts and feedback results to CS team.
  • Use the customer satisfaction information to drive improvements in sales, efficiency and profitability.
  • Communicate quickly and professionally to customers any changes that affect their business e.g. delays, changes to flights, emergency measures etc.

Measurement

  • Using company systems to measuring operational performance thus identifying any changes needed to be implemented to provide positive improvements to working practices.
  • Proactively manage the team performance through agreed KPIs.
  • This will include:
  • % of audit of operational files completed.
  • % of staff training and cross training completed.
  • Nos of actions agreed and % completed to drive improvements.
  • % of invoices completed outside of the target.

Accounting

  • Ensuring all billing is carried out by all operatives within the Exports team within a timely fashion (within 5 days of POD).
  • Monitoring and ensuring correct input of purchase costs into the system by all operators of the Export team enabling accurate billing and profit reporting. 
  • Liaise with overseas offices, partners and vendors ensuring correct costs are received.
  • Monitor invoicing against the target KPI.
  • Clean up the Unbilled report regularly (received daily).
  • Identify errors as a result of invoice queries from finance.
  • Resolve errors and ensure that they are not repeated.
  • Ensure all accounting customer queries are resolved and responded to within 24 hours.
  • Ensure all purchase invoices are processed and returned to accounts within 24 hours.

Quotations

  • Ensure quotations are responded to in a timely fashion dependent on customer requirements
  • Ensure all quotations are entered into BoxTop so that they can be followed up by CS team and then converted if the quotation comes to fruition.
  • Understand customer requirements for completing quotations and ensure team is working to these standards.
  • Periodically checks quotations to ensure team is completing them accurately and to standard.
  • Any errors identified are raised with the team to ensure they are not repeated. 
  • Convert quotations, if gained, into jobs in BoxTop as and when required.
  • Liaise with CS team to follow up on reasons why quotations were not gained and make any reasonable amendments to future quotations to try to secure the business.

Team Monitoring 

  • Monitor staff (attendance, time keeping, sickness & statutory breaks) and take action and report to the Export Operations Manager as necessary.
  • Proactively monitor the team against the Worldwide standards and take appropriate action including training, retraining, counselling, and possibly disciplinary action. Ensure this is carried out in a swift, fair consistent manner.
  • Ensure the team are aware of the standards expected in respect of their job, attendance, and behaviour.
  • Be fully conversant of the standards set out in the handbook and the HR Policy Manual.

Team Management

  • Ensure all overtime carried out by the team is authorised in advance.
  • Authorised overtime is communicated to the Export Operations Manager.
  • Make sure there is always enough cover of staff on a daily basis.
  • Review team levels of overtime and propose ways to work smarter that minimises the use of overtime.
  • Propose changes to working practices and levels to improve efficiency and profitability e.g. adjust staff levels at different times of the day to reflect peak working and reduce cost of overtime.
  • Monitor hours of work and rest breaks to ensure compliance with the WTRs.

Team Development

  • Ensure the review and appraisal, with the support of the Export Operations Manager, of the Export team members to meet their full potential and support the growth of the business.
  • Attend all team members annual appraisals in line with standards.
  • Ensure all team members have an active PDP.
  • Ensure all team members are trained to do their job and cross trained to do other jobs in the team.

Personal Compliance

  • Be aware of the standards expected in respect of the job, attendance, time keeping, and behaviour and the standards set out in the handbook and the HR Policy Manual.
  • Adhere to the company Health and Safety Policy.

Personal Development

  • Complete annual appraisals in line with standards with Line Manager.
  • Ensure an active PDP is in place.
  • Ensure all mandatory training is completed within the required time frames and refresher courses are completed are completed prior to expiry date.
  • Highlight any areas or needs for training with line manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven industry experience.
  • Solid background in US Customs law and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Word, PP, Excel. Project management software an advantage.
  • Dangerous Goods Compliant an advantage.