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Sea Freight Manager

Sea Freight Manager – Basildon   


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Basildon Office of Alpi UK Ltd for an experienced Sea Freight Manager. This is a challenging role, requiring the right candidate to have proven managerial experience.       

Managing a very busy general Ocean Freight department.  


Hours of Work – Monday – Friday 08.30h – 17.30h – 40 hours Per week - One-hour unpaid lunch  


Job duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of UK Air and Ocean in the execution of their duties
  • Manage the day to day workflow of department staff measuring activities 
  • Always maintain excellent customer and inter-departmental relationships  
  • Complete all import/export jobs correctly
  • Complete all customs import/export declaration forms correctly
  • Always maintain and utilise the operational system 
  • Maintain regular communication with sales teams reporting new sales leads
  • Create new and maintain current SOPs for the department
  • Communicate quotations to Head of Air & Ocean/Sales team within two hours of receipt
  • Implement and improve new efficiencies in customer workflow
  • Ensure all reports are generated by given deadlines
  • Before release ensure all goods under Alpi’s own deferment are approved for delivery via finance team
  • Ensure all departments invoicing is completed within 48 hours of activity
  • Follow up late customer payments in conjunction with credit control     
  • Ensure insurances are charged correctly and any insurance claims are handled in accordance with the company policy procedures
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover as required        

Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive Freight Forwarding, both export & import sea freight experience
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate experience of managing a team
  • High level attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Must be able to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Must have commercial awareness
  • Must be flexible with their working hours  


  • After successfully completing six months’ service, Alpi Uk Death in Service – three times your annual salary.
  • After successfully completing one year’s service employees are eligible to join the Private Medical Scheme (application process required).
  • After successfully completing one year’s service company contributions increase for the Scottish Widows Group personal Pension Plan.
  • Alpi House has its own free carpark with allocated company spaces (based on a first come basis) and an adjacent public highway partly with non-parking restrictions.  
  • Alpi House is approximately a brisk thirty-minute walk from the Basildon main line railways station, C2C line Southend – Fenchurch Street [Upminster – Barking].   
  • The First Group 100 bus amongst others stop on the Pipps Hill Retail Park (ASDA B&Q, TK Maxx etc.) – Route: Lakeside – Chelmsford.    
  • Alpi House, Miles Gray Road, is adjacent to the A127 (separated sufficiently far enough yet near enough for access).  
  • The Basildon Leisure Centre is close by which has a swimming pool and gym facilities.


Alpi UK is part of the Albini & Pitigliani Group #Alpiness.           

Business units
Operations Sea/Manager
United Kingdom/Basildon

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