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Logistics & Freight Coordinator

Job Title: Logistics Controller
Reporting to: Logistics & Customs Manager
Location: Salford, Manchester
Hours: 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm Friday
Salary: Competitive & Negotiable

Logistics & Freight Controller Position:

This is a great opportunity to join the logistics and customs team of a recognised textile manufacturing business. Working as part of our team you will be involved in the businesses' International logistics & customs activities. The business imports 1000 TEU per annum and manage specialist customs procedures including CFSP, Customs Warehousing and Inward Processing. There is plenty to become involved with, we have an experienced and supportive team, often running training and knowledge share sessions to keep ourselves up to date.

Key Role & Responsibilities:

Working closely with stakeholders to make initial bookings on a priority basis, and dealing with logistics issues as they arise.
Complete checks on documentation for imports & exports (supplier invoices, packing lists & all relevant accompanying documentation).
Administer and process documentation in line with business processes to support the movement of goods.
Maintain and update internal data sources to support the movement of goods and reporting.
Manage the businesses haulage requirements in consideration of the warehouse intake schedules.
Work closely with the warehouse teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of imported goods.
Maintain an understanding of the commercial and operational outcomes of decision making in relation to the planning of deliveries.
Maintain an understanding of trade and customs requirements for imports for each country the business trades with.
Take ownership for the movement of goods and provide feedback and recommendations to management where appropriate.
Take ownership for self-development and opportunities to network.

Key Skills & Experience

Experience in international logistics & customs preferred.
Experience working with freight forwarders or shipping lines preferred.
A background & interest in ocean freight services.
Good communicator who enjoys a laugh in the office as well as getting work done.
Ability to make decisions based on commercial and operational information.
An interest in customs procedures, compliance, and international trade.
Appreciation of data and working knowledge of MS Excel.
Understanding of logistics/customs terminology preferred.
Ability to work cross departmentally.
An interest in learning and contributing to process improvements.

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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