Freight Forwarder

£Excellent (DOE)
Hours 9 – 5 (Mon – Fri)
25 days hols + BH’s
We have a great opportunity for an experienced Freight Forwarder to join the team of our prestigious client who operates throughout key UK Ports and Logistics Centres. Due to continued success and growth we seek an Operations Clerk, who enjoys the thrill of a multi-modal functional, fast paced, role covering imports, exports, customs and transport. You will have a strong background in freight forwarding/shipping that is customer focused, together with a strong commercial awareness. This is an exciting time for a professional freight forwarder to join the company and contribute to their continued success and your own personal career progression. Your personality and ability to work well within a team is as equally important as your operational skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
Key Operations – Operations Clerk
* Produce customs clearance instructions and international legal documents such as Bills of Lading and Certificates of Origin, collection notes and manifests to ensure smooth movement of goods
* Co-ordinating import / export of commercial goods in accordance with UK and international laws
* Accurate input of data onto system e.g. customer orders
* Provide help and advice to clients for shipping requirements in a pressured environment
* Liaise with shipper, consignee or nominated contact to ensure all transportation details are correct
* Liaise with hauliers to ensure efficient, cost effective and commercially viable movement of goods
* General office administration, creating sales invoices and processing purchase invoices
Personal Specification – Operations Clerk
* Freight forwarding skills, ideally two years
* Excellent planning and organisational skills
* Good Microsoft Office skills, Word, Outlook, Excel
* Good general standard of education, including good verbal and written English
* Excellent communication and customer service skills
* A good team player
* Self-motivated and able to work without supervision

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