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Export Shipping and Documentation Co-Ordinator

24,199 P.A. ?
Location: Tullyhogue
Company: Karro Food Group
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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The objective of the role is to take responsibility for ensuring that all documentation required to complete the Cookstown export and shipping programme is carried out in an accurate, cost effective and timely manner. The role will entail providing a complete back up service to the trading manager that encompasses administrative systems, IT, customer relations and inter-site/departmental relations.

**Key responsibilities:**

* Ensure completion of all export shipping documentation in line with company, Karro Group, customer and Government requirements
* Set up and maintain an administrative system appropriate to the needs of the department, including international sales
* To explore, develop and implement best practices, identify areas for improvement and ensure continuous performance improvement across all areas of responsibility
* Assist in the management of cold store stocks to an optimum level
* Ensure that all sales are administered in an efficient manner and that all contracts are completed.
* Assist the Trading Manager to explore, develop and implement, the most effective methods to allocate and use product in order to maximise commercial returns
* Ensure up to date information folders are maintained to enable the trading manager to make the optimum commercial decisions
* Provide administrative back up and reports required to support the trading manager at senior management meetings
* Manage administrative employees involved in the export documentation and shipping process

**Skills, qualifications and experience: **

**Essential Criteria **

* Experience within a commercial or sales support role within the food or drink industry

* Demonstrate an understanding of operating integrity and standards for compliance and quality
* Demonstrates financial understanding and business acumen
* Has clear focus on the needs of different customers
* Desire to question processes and efficiency and to seek change
* Ability to work as an active and constructive member of a team
* Demonstrates that information is used and managed correctly
* IT literate; immediate level of excel

**Desirable experience: **

* FMCG commercial/trading administration experience preferably within meat
* Experience of export processes and documentation for product entry to US, China, South Korea, Australia and South African markets
* Experience working within international freight and logistics
* Experience with Operations and Supply Chain Management and Planning
* Proven negotiation experience

**Personal Qualities and Attributes**

* Strong communication skills with the capability to communicate confidently internally and externally
* Able to work within an agreed established framework and cope with pressure, taking responsibility for decisions and owning the account plans
* Strong attention to detail and ability to report accurately
* Tactical thought process, able to challenge convention and identify alternative ways of working
* Results Orientated with the ability to successfully defend against competitor threat
* Relationship builder with the ability to build and develop strong personal relationships with the supplier and internally
* High levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical awareness
* Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and interpret market trends
* Strong negotiation skills and strategic thinking

*Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.*

**Benefits include: **

* Competitive salary
* Competitive contributory pension
* Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

**About Karro:**

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,000 employees over 13 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion.

**Application closing date: Thursday 22nd April **
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