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Freight Operator

Position: Freight Forwarder – Imports
Location: Wythenshawe, Manchester
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 17:00pm
Salary: £30,000pa

Our client are a world renowned leading freight forwarding and international logistics service provider.
To coincide with growth plans for 2022 and beyond, we currently have an opening for an experienced Freight Forwarder at our Manchester site reporting directly into the Operations Manager.

Why join us?
Within our group you will be connected to a world of opportunity. Our global network exposes you to industry leading ideas, best practice processes, innovation, equipment and technology. And our people? We employ some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the industry, ready to collaborate and support you on your career journey.

From competitive salaries, bonus schemes, flexible working options and service awards, you will feel valued not just for your skills but for the whole person you bring to work.

Freight Forwarder Position Overview:
Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role will involve all aspects of freight forwarding with a focus on import operations and customer service. Operational excellence is key to this role with focus on servicing the client and supporting the team in the branch on a day to day basis.

Role & Responsibilities
To sort, filter and distribute documentation and create and maintain job files in an accurate and timely manner
To Deal with all aspects of international and some domestic freight movements
To monitor flights and vessel arrival times and inform the customer of delays
To act as a conduit between customers and suppliers to ensure all needs are met within the specified delivery time
To liaise with overseas offices for shipment movements, taking responsibility for monitoring progress and keeping the customer advised of the status
Updating customer reports ensuring accuracy before sending to customers
Booking deliveries & arranging collections
Completing Customs declarations in line with UK HMRC requirements including collecting Duty and VAT payments and monitoring the use of our deferment facility.
Raising of Customer invoices and making sure job is profitable

Job Role Essentials
Minimum of 2 years' experience in freight forwarding environment position with current hands-on experience.

WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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