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Date Added: Tue 16/02/2021

Principal Shipping Officer

Bolton, UK
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Company: MBDA UK

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: 35000 - 40000 - Benefits:

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Reference Number: R01689

An opportunity has arisen within a fast moving Logistics Team for a Principal Shipping Officer to manage the shipping team whilst liaising and working closely with our export control team, local customs officers and freight forwarders to effectively Import / Export product in the UK.

What we're looking for
  • Detailed knowledge of UK Movements and International Trade, import / export legislation and processes
  • Ability to adapt style of communication to ensure effective delivery of service
  • Strength of character not to deviate from process when other demands conflict.
Here's what’s in it for you
  • Managing an established shipping team to meet business demands with Import / Exports for all Manufacturing
  • The chance to employ skills and knowledge to MBDA bringing best practice working across the shipping teams in Bolton and Stevenage
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities!
The Role
  • Manage the Shipping Team at Bolton to deliver a benchmark export and shipping service to the business
  • Ensure timely delivery of product in line with project demands.
  • Creation, completion and management of documentation required to effect export deliveries, to include, transport documents, hazardous goods note, customs formalities etc.
  • Ensure topicality of Import, Export and Transport Registers, Hazardous Goods Registers, MOD Form 640 MOD Form 650 Registers
  • Liaise with transport and freight forwarding companies both UK and International to ensure worldwide delivery of hardware maintaining compliance with both MBDA Processes and external legislation
  • Promotion of functional excellence
  • Assist Export Control Department in compliance with regards to Export Licences, working closely with them to achieve and maintain DIT Accreditation
  • Maintain topicality with all transport legislation up to and including prohibited weapons level
  • Establish and maintain best practice utilising continuous improvement activities
  • Identify process improvements to create an efficient and cost effective service
  • Produce and implement KPI’s
  • Ensure all Staff Training records are topical
  • Bring Best Practice to the team working closely with the shipping team in Stevenage to align processes.
  • Promote and maintain effective working relationships with Trade Unions
  • Maintain Health & Safety for area of responsibility, ensuring good housekeeping and a safe working environment that is consistent with all Health & Safety at Work and COSHH requirements.
  • Maintain AAC Accreditation for MOD Stock
Join a great team!

You will be managing a dynamic, focussed team responsible for Imports / Export in the UK from the Bolton Manufacturing Site.


MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.


We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working ; MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.


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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.
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