NIBSC Logistics Manager - £51,543 p.a. plus benefits

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We are recruiting to the position of Logistics Manager, a vital role in NIBSC, managing the SPD Sales and Dispatch departments.
The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research.
The successful candidate will line manage Sales & Dispatch staff and functions, ensure compliance with all associated shipping regulations such as IATA/ADR regulations for dangerous goods, infectious materials, use of dry ice and be responsible for the safe arrival of product shipments. You will address issues when first line staff are unavailable to resolve a problem and take action to safeguard and expedite release of valuable temperature sensitive shipments delayed at ports of entry.
Once recruited you will identify, purchase, and implement software systems to support the processes, ensure total compliance to HMRC Legislation in respect of imports and exports and manage and negate NIBSC liability to the payment of deferred duties and taxes by ensuring the importers responsible have complied with the legislation.
Able to understand the organisational complexities of the role, and an effective people and process manager, the successful candidate will also be a strong communicator and an effective team player. You will have extensive experience of working in an internationally customer facing sales and logistics environment, understanding of Customs regulations, particularly imports of biological goods and experience of procurement tendering procedures. In addition, to be considered for the role, you will have all the required qualifications including International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification and carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) certification.
The Civil Service recently launched a new recruitment framework called Success Profiles, which has replaced the Civil Service Competency Framework. To find out more please click: If you want to know more about the role and the skills, experience and knowledge required by the successful candidate click here.
Closing date: 23/01/2019


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Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.


Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.


In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Andrew McGuigan, Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance. 


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