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Dangerous Goods Manager


Location: Based in East Grinstead

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm.  We would consider part time hours.

Salary: £40,000 per annum, depending on experience

About us

We’re an award-winning, market-leading 3PL specialising in high-quality order fulfilment and delivery services. ILG customers are premium brands, many in the beauty, fashion and wellbeing sectors. Our mission is to help them succeed. ILG is a people business – we invest in training and development, recognising and rewarding our people’s achievements and creating opportunities for them to progress within our business. We understand the importance of making time to unwind and have fun, so we fund a number of social events, including our amazing annual party. Each year we celebrate in style, present our annual employee awards and recognise the people that make our business so special.  So, if you want to develop an exciting career, learn from a friendly team and realise your full potential in a fast-growing company, this is the role for you.

The role

Recent growth, particularly the increasing number of clients in the beauty and wellbeing industries, has resulted in the need for a dedicated resource to take responsibility for the health and safety and compliance relating to the storage and shipping of dangerous goods. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Design and keep under review processes and procedures to ensure the correct storage, handling, packing and shipping of dangerous goods by road, sea and air
  • Support the warehouse management and the delivery team with the implementation of the dangerous goods processes and procedures across all ILG sites
  • To record data for all new client SKU’s classed as DG onto 3EX.NET system to include UN number, shipping class & packing group
  • Ensure all operations staff have sufficient awareness of the dangerous goods processes and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Ensure those that are responsible for the shipping of dangerous goods are authorised to do so and trained to the required standard using external providers
  • Lead and virtually manage a team of operational DG trained staff, working with Ops Management to utilise resource
  • Ensure those that are responsible for the storage, handling and packing of dangerous goods are trained in the particular hazards and emergency procedures
  • Maintain dangerous goods training records and ensure sufficient coverage at all sites (UK and Poland)
  • Keep an up to date record of dangerous goods in storage to ensure stored in line with legislation and insurance policy
  • To manage any non-compliant shipments with carriers through to resolution, engaging with and challenging carrier processes where relevant
  • Be the first point of escalation for queries from those authorised to pack and ship dangerous goods
  • Liaise between H&S, delivery and Ops on dangerous goods matters
  • Engage with the new business implementations team on new business dangerous goods requirements, as well as additional DG SKUs brought in by existing clients
  • Ensure COSHH & DSEAR risk assessments are completed and reviewed in line with risk assessment policy
  • To monitor compliance with the rules governing the road transport of dangerous goods and other practices and procedures
  • Work with Client Services, IT and Operations to ensure the appropriate charges are applied for the various categories of DG shipments, tracking revenue generation through monthly reporting

What we are looking for

  • Experience in a role as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor appointed to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (desirable)
  • Hold a current and recognised Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor qualification (essential)
  • An expert in the shipping of dangerous good by road, sea and air
  • Experience of designing and implementing processes and procedures and ensuring compliance across a large workforce operating in dispersed locations
  • Ability to build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders together with the potential to quickly build credibility with those various groups.
  • Experience of undertaking COSHH & DSEAR risk assessments (desirable)
  • Able to develop and deliver training both e-learning and classroom.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel and Word to an advanced level
  • Proven administration skills demonstrating an accurate and thorough approach.
  • Experience in managing a virtual team in collaboration with Line Managers in Operations
  • The role requires you to be able to travel to ILG sites as needed in support of business needs, and in-line with the ILG home-working policy

The Benefits:

  • Company Bonus scheme (£300)
  • Following successful probation period, opportunity for hybrid working in line with ILG policy up to 50/50 remote/office working
  • Pension, Life Assurance, Healthshield Cash Plan and Discount Perks
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) with the option to buy/sell holiday
  • Birthday leave
  • Dedicated rest areas with free tea and coffee plus monthly fruit baskets
  • Free on-site parking and free electric car charging points
  • Dedicated platform for learning and development
  • Staff member of the month rewards
  • Monthly company social events and an annual awards ceremony
  • Employee assistance programme to promote mental health wellbeing
  • Cycle to work scheme