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Senior Export/Shipping Executive - hybrid

My client is looking to recruit a Senior Export/Shipping Executive for its office near Reading.

Role: Senior Export/Shipping Executive

Location: Hybrid/Reading Area

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm

Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience

Industry: Freight/Export/shipping

The Role:

Working as part of a team co-ordinating the shipping of customer orders within the EMEA. A varied role from the accurate and processing of customer orders, creation of export documentation, managing backorders, handling of any escalations to liaising with third party manufacturers across the world. Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, provide professional export expertise to the business on country specific requirements and local import restrictions.

We are looking for a highly organised individual who has an enthusiastic approach, works well under pressure and has previous export experience including the shipping of dangerous goods.

Key Tasks:

* Liaise with Chamber of Commerce and appropriate country Embassy when required

* Liaising with 3rd party warehouse and freight forwarders to ensure timely deliveries

* Identify and provide all documentation required to export to destination

* Advise on shipping of Dangerous Goods

* Comprehensive understanding of Inco terms

* Responsibility for validation and management of product HS codes

* Recognition and management of local country export costs

* Coordination of pre-shipment inspections

* Handling of Letters of Credit and Power of Attorney

* Accurate processing, planning, consolidation and invoicing of customer orders

* Professional handling of customer complaints and escalations, returns and credits

* Proactive management of customer backorders

* Liaise with the Demand Planner on all aspects of the warehousing and distribution network including year-end (and any other) stocktaking

* Obtain freight quotes

* Provide POD’s and delivery notes

Knowledge skills and experience:-

* Fully trained in the shipping of Dangerous Goods

* Recognised Export qualification

* Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar role

* Proven experience of shipping worldwide Familiar with pre-shipment inspections

* Comprehensive knowledge of HS codes

* Experience with combining multiple manufacturers goods in one shipping consignment

* Computer literate with an intermediate knowledge of Word and Excel

* High level of accuracy and attention to detail

* Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure

* Excellent communication and negotiation skills

* Full driving license and access to a car

* Ability to identify issues and find most cost effective solutions

* Second language and advantage

* Educated to high standard with at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above

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