Freight Forwarding – Import
I am recruiting for a Freight Forwarder focusing on the import department for my client based in Great Dumnow.
My client is happy to consider someone with good IT skills and sound Customer Services background – if no Freight Forwarding experience available.
Handling of Export Deep and Short Sea LCL/FCL bookings; receiving and making Bookings, arranging transport, issuing relevant documentation (House and Master Bills), VGM's, Customs Export Entries, CTN's, T Docs, Releases & deliveries, Invoicing.
Interaction with customers, team members and all internal departments including Sales, Operations, Transport & Finance.
Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with SOP and payment terms.
Placing of bookings with respective Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
Liaise with customers to ensure correct import documentation is received for the shipment(s) and forwarded to the Shipping Line / Carrier/ Agent in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure Shipping Line/ Carrier/ Agent have instructions for Bills of Lading, VGM and UCR references in a timely manner.
Receive/Check Draft Bill of Lading and ensure customer has receives a copy for approval. Send approved Draft Bill of Lading to Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent.
Allocation of incoming payments on IT system.
Ensure booking(s) are invoiced correctly by Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent as per contract rates or other spot rates as appropriate.
Work closely with departments such as Transport and Finance.
Ensure invoice(s) are paid before Bill of Lading/ Cargo is Released and dispatched.
Monday – Friday on a 3 shift system as follows:
8.00am – 5.00pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
9.00am – 6.00pm