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Global Freight Manager


Corby, GB, NN17 5JF

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Supply Chain

Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain Optimisation, the role of Global Freight Manager is primarily responsible for managing RS Components freight movements originating in the UK and Germany. You also have oversight of other freight movements within our group, including the APAC region and intra-European road movements.


Your role will be to ensure we deliver replenishment inventory and customer orders to our distribution centres and logistics partner’s sites around the world, enabling them to fulfil our customers’ requirements. You will also manage our freight forwarding logistics service providers to ensure they meet their commitments and will use data to identify hot spots and act before the hot spots become issues.


What You Will Do

  • Agrees the transport element of the promise for freight movements which contributes to the promise displayed to customers when placing orders.
  • Take ownership for increasing the key metrics on delivery to the end customers, including improving the NPS score
  • Continually understand the customer perception, reviewing Voice of Customer, and working with the key market stakeholders in the sales team and RS Local teams to improve customer perception
  • Monitor our logistics service provider performance, identifying problem areas which need to be addressed before major issues arise.
  • Drive cost and carbon reduction opportunity for Freight movements through working with Process improvement specialist and working directly with the logistics service providers
  • Drive the transport operations elements of the monthly and quarterly business reviews with logistics service providers – holding them to account for their performance.
  • Be responsible for the relationships with Operations, acting as the point of escalation for the operations teams where significant issue are identified with the logistics service providers.
  • Identify any “major incidents” relating to freight movements to the broader Transport Team and takes the lead to solve the problem as the incident manager within RS


What Will You Bring To the Role

  • Freight forwarding / management experience
  • Experience of working in a transport role, managing multiple third-party providers, and driving service and cost opportunities
  • Hands-on experience of working in supply chain
  • Budget management
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be a proven leader with a track record of team leadership, both direct and remotely based.
  • Strong stakeholder management at all levels, and ability to influence through positive relationship building.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and organised. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise workloads, multi-task, and act on own initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


This role has been classed as a Hybrid role, which will allow you to remotely as well as attending our Corby Office on occasion.


The Good Stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.


We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed. If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.


We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet. However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.


Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.


We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us!

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