Overview

We are looking for a Forwarding Team Leader to join the Frontier team, based at Berwick-Upon-Tweed on a permanent full-time basis. We are open to hybrid options for this role, with the right candidate working 3 days from the office and 2 days from home.

You will work with and support the current Grain Forwarding team, managing the delivery of bulk raw materials to destinations at relevant locations.

Our Forwarders are an integral part of our business as they ensure the delivery and collection of products that meet the customer’s specification and timescales. The role involves working with key internal stakeholders, our external customers, and our transport network. Attention to detail, time management, and strong organisational skills are essential for this role.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for a mixture of home and site working (to be agreed with Line Manager)
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year with option to purchase 5 more days
  • Dedicated Learning & Development team to support you and your career
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24 hours support & advice in areas such as health and wellbeing for yourself, your family & friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity, Paternity & Adoption leave benefits for eligible employees
  • Life Assurance scheme and pension plan with employer contributions of up to 7%
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, employee retail discount scheme and free eye test vouchers

About You

  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Flexible approach to work and managing changing priorities
  • An effective team leader taking a share of team responsibilities, being supportive of others
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with a good eye for detail
  • Experience of meeting multiple deadlines in a very time sensitive environment.
  • Experience of a fast-moving Transport environment is preferred however, if you are keen to learn and have the transferred skills, we would be happy to develop your transport skills
  • Self-motivated and tenacious
  • Must hold a UK driving licence

Your Role

As a Forwarding Team Leader your role will involve:

  • Arranging the collection of bulk materials and delivery within timescales requested by the customer
  • Communication of all delivery confirmations to the customer
  • Working closely with the national fleet team to optimise the logistical efficiencies.
  • Communication of logistical issues to peers/ suppliers/customers
  • Communication with haulage contractors
  • Provide support cover when required within the existing Forwarding Team

About Us

Frontier is a successful and growing business. We are the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.

With a vision to be the first-choice employer in UK agriculture, we are committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of our success.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work institute since 2012 and we are proud to be ranked by them in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise or ‘ICE’. These values support our whole philosophy and way of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

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