Shipping Manager

George Buckland Ltd Published: January 15, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


Fine Art Shipping Manager. Central London.

Русский (Russian speaking). £30-40k + Bonus 

Job purpose :

  • Manage the shipping requirements (inbound & outbound) of the Russian Art department at a leading Fine Art auctioneers.
  • Provide exceptional service to HNW clients and members of staff 
  • Ensure the timely and cost-effective import & export of fine art objects
  • Manage compliance with associated import & export laws and regulations

Ideal opportunity for an experienced shipping co-ordinator wanting a shipping manager position.

Enjoy sole responsibility for shipping requirements of Russian Art department.

Candidate specification : 

  • Languages : Русский (Russian) & English
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a shipping / logistics position
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Well developed commercial acumen
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • High standard of personal presentation relevant to a luxury retail environment
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook essential)

Key responsibilities  :

  • Liaise with UK & International vendors coordinating logistics services 
  • Obtaining quotes from shipping partners & related service providers
  • Assessing & verifying shipments requirements  including packing
  • Obtaining of Export Licences relevant to movements of Fine Art objects
  • Application & administration of Carnet and/or Cities Licences where relevant (e.g. Icons)
  • Performing pre-sale VAT checks 
  • Monitoring shippers’ performance against service level requirements 
  • Data inputting into inventory management software
  • Supervising shipping department interns

Terms & Conditions :

  • Contract : Permanent position
  • Days / Hours : Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.
    During busy periods you will work over-time, including occasional weekends.
  • Location : Piccadilly, Central London.
  • Salary : £30 - £40k + great bonus
  • Start date : ASAP

This job is immediately available.  Do not delay in applying.

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