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International Carrier Manager at Wonderbly

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤35000 - ₤50000 per year

A Bit about Wonderbly

Wonderbly is the world’s leading personalised publishing company, and Children’s Publisher of the year 2021. We conceive, design, promote, sell, and make unique books for wonderful customers all over the world.

Our mission is to make people feel extraordinarily special, and bring them closer to the people they love, through the power of personalised stories. So far we’ve shipped over 6.5 million books to over 150 countries. We’ve done this in just eight years, and we’re just getting started.

Life as a Wonderbly Carrier Manager

Our postal and parcel carriers, who deliver personalised books to our customers in every corner of the globe, are the arteries of our business. Sitting within the Operations department and reporting to the Head of Ops, the Carrier Manager is at the heart.

If you like the cut and thrust of a busy global supply chain department, you’re a can-do / solutions person, and you know how to keep third party carriers and service providers on their toes, then read on.

The role can be viewed in two main areas, namely management and analysis.


  • Own and maintain relationships with carrier partners
  • Own and run carrier tender processes
  • On-board and manage performance KPIs of postal and parcel carriers
  • Negotiate and monitor accuracy of carrier costs and contracts
  • Create & maintain a last order date matrix for key gifting occasions. Maximise sales by actioning all changes.
  • Maintain and improve Wonderbly’s internal carrier system
  • Manage and update shipping related costs.
  • Carrier management across multiple markets
  • Manage external stakeholders and third party suppliers
  • Assist the onboarding of new print houses and carriers


  • Provide weekly/monthly analysis of carriers and global shipping lanes, presenting findings & recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Analyse and reconcile carrier invoices
  • Continuously seek better commercial options whilst ensuring the customer has the best possible experience
  • Using data, identify potential improvements or predict service disruptions
  • Assist with preparing forecasts to help capacity planning during peaks


A Bit About You

You should apply if you:

  • Have at least 4 years’ experience in a Carrier Management position, ideally responsible for a global spend in excess of £1.5m+ pa
  • Have expertise in either the US or UK carriage market
  • Have experience running carrier tenders
  • Have good working knowledge of B2C postal and parcel operations
  • Can talk with confidence about each stage of the end to end parcel journey
  • Have sound understanding of B2C customs and duties (especially over international border lines)
  • Are highly tenacious and logical
  • Have a hawk’s eye for detail
  • Are data literate, with intermediate to advanced Excel/Google Sheets
  • Have great time management skills and stay calm under pressure
  • Are a natural problem solver: you ask the right questions in order to reach the right solutions
  • Are comfortable negotiating and can list examples of successful negotiations
  • Like working in a team-focused environment
  • Can learn by doing and think on your feet
  • Can communicate analysis and present options clearly to stakeholders.
  • Are confident introducing and managing carrier SLA’s / KPI’s striving for continuous improvement
  • Have a track record of problem solving and delivering efficiency gains
  • Are happy creating and presenting mini cost/benefit business case analyses

Equal opportunities employer

Our team is committed to providing equal opportunities for employment regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability, family structure, socio-economic status, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis (it's the law, but it's also just the right thing to do).

If you have a disability, caring duties, or any other additional needs that require consideration, please let us know and we will make appropriate adjustments.


First and foremost you should join Wonderbly because of the work. We’re on a mission to make people feel extraordinarily special through the power of personalised stories, which feels pretty good as missions go.

Wonderbly’s values were born from the three qualities at the heart of ‘Lost My Name’ - our original and best-selling personalised children’s book. These values are Courage, Curiosity and Kindness.

Additionally we offer:

  • The chance to work on something your friends and family will fall in love with
  • We operate a hybrid work policy - everyone works 2 days a week in our light-filled Farringdon office - and offer flexible hours as standard
  • 5 weeks' remote work every year - work anywhere in the world you want
  • We've got your back with our pension scheme, health insurance, and mental health support
  • Personal growth & development plan with accompanying generous budget
  • We support being active: we're a member of the Cycle to Work scheme, and there's always some running group, gym lunch or yoga session happening (in the office or on Zoom)
  • 28 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • We love having dogs in the office (well behaved ones anyway)!
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