Job Role: Road Freight Clerk
Location: St Albans
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000
RG Freight Recruitment are working on behalf of a very well established UK forwarder based in St Albans to recruit an experienced Road Freight Clerk.
This client is a specialist in European road freight movements to the UK and European manufacturer market. With over 600 clients covering a broad range of sectors, they have a proven track record of developing bespoke road freight solutions to provide a total freight service.
A real forward thinking company, they are have been operating for over 30 years and have prospered during that time by striving to provide excellent service and results on every delivery.
Due to expansion, a role has opened for a Road Freight Clerk to join their team of 20 in their new St Albans office. The successful candidate will eb responsible for handling end to end UK and European road freight movements from start to finish.
Key duties and responsibilities
* Ensuring UK and European road freight movements go smoothly and in a timely fashion
* Managing one key account with ad hoc shipments as required
* Working to deadlines and planning the collections and deliveries of groupage, part and full load consignments
* Ensure all client and supplier billing invoices are complete and accurate
* Ensuring the accurate entry of data
* Liaise with clients to build and maintain successful relationships
* Maximising the profitability of each consignment by negotiating effectively with the client and supplier base.
* Responding to all client and customer communication in agreed timescales
* UK or European transport operations experience.
* Excellent communication skills (Written & Verbal)
* A confident personality with a can do attitude.
* A professional positive and helpful attitude to work colleagues, suppliers and especially customers.
* Commercial acumen with the ability to negotiate directly with clients and suppliers and identify and maximise opportunities to increase both Turnover and more importantly profit.
* IT literate.
* Ambitious with a desire to succeed.
* Presentable, energetic and enthusiastic.
* Strong organisational skills with an excellent memory