Departmental Budgeting on a Profit Centre Basis at Branch Management, Divisional and National level, handling budgets in excess of £30,000,000.00.
Responsibilities have included Management Committees, Team Leadership, Chairing of Meetings, Feasibility Studies, Reports, Interviewing and Appointing Prospective Staff members, Staff Discipline, plus ongoing Assessment and Appraisal of staff abilities and training needs. I have made more than 120 Overseas Business trips covering Purchasing, Sales, Operations, Appointment of Agents, and Logistics Development. These have provided me with a deep understanding of how international partnerships can be developed and maintained within the freight forwarding industry, and an excellent appreciation of the difficulties and dangers involved.
Over 35 years in the Forwarding Industry and over 30 years spent in Project Shipping, Procurement and Materials Management.
Earl Walker has experience in Management, Sales, Sales Management, Logistics, Project Co-ordination, The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, Maritime Law, Hazardous Cargo Handling, Marine Insurance, Small Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Presentation Skills, IT Skills (PC) and Computer Awareness (Mainframe). In addition has conducted training courses on Telephone Sales, Documentation Systems and Cargo Tracking Systems. Computer literate and HSE experience of Mainframe Systems Development, Track and Trace System Development, Word-processing, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheet, Database and Internet Publishing, Website Design and Implementation.
Completed site surveys and route surveys in the UK, and countries including Nigeria, Armenia and Iraq.
Experienced in dealing with Insurance Claims; both Carriers Insurance (e.g. TT Club) and Marine Policy claims. Immense experience with Cross-trade Business, both for business from third country to third country and business via the UK to/from third country.
Has successfully negotiated a substantial number of Turnkey Project presentations and Tenders for many of the major Construction, Civil Engineering, Electricity Generation and Petrochemical Plant EPC’s. In this capacity, has been involved with the Formation, Operation and Management of Project Teams. Experience has included negotiation for Full and Part Aircraft and Vessel Charter, routing of Heavy Lift and Over-dimensioned pieces by Road, Air and Sea, up to site and including positioning to plinths on site, On-site Co-ordination and Traffic Routing during overseas visits. Set up and run NVOCC Container Consolidation services, Import and Export services, Trailer, Air, Short and Deep Sea, a Documentation Department and a newly formed operational Import / Export Department.
Involved in setting out procedures for Operations, Sales and Administration Management for ISO 9002 and used to working to Quality Assurance Standards. Responsible for Quality at Branch and National Level. Experience of Staff Training, Marketing, Press Releases, Audio-visual Presentation and Demonstration of Computerised Cargo Tracking systems.
An excellent communicator, at all levels, both oral and written.
Earl Walker Ltd specialise in the supply of Forwarding and Procurement services, to Forwarding, EPC and Manufacturing companies in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Infrastructure & Civil Engineering, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries.