Senior Sea Freight Operator

Our client, a provider of worldwide freight forwarding services, is currently looking to recruit a Senior Sea Freight Operator to join their team in St. Albans, to build relationships with the existing clients both over the telephone and face to face and deliver a high standard of customer care at all times. Working Mon – Fri, 08:00 – 18:00 (Saturdays am when required), with a salary of up to £48K plus bonus and company car.

As the Senior Sea Freight Operator, you will be meeting with key suppliers to maintain the most advantageous rates as well as participating in the fortnightly operations management meeting and contributing to the overall efficiency of the business.

Having Ocean Freight Forwarding and excellent customer service or sales experience is ideal for this role. Also, being a quick thinker, being able to work deadlines and can handle pressure is a good attribute.

Duties of a Senior Sea Freight Operator:

This position forms part of the existing Operations team.
It requires the jobholder to manage a proportion of the top 10 clients.
Gaining a comprehensive understanding of each of the client requirements.

Calculating and negotiating AIR, ROAD and SEA spot quotations and managing the freight bookings from collection through to final delivery.
Customs Entries using NES system.
Skills/requirements for a Senior Sea Freight Operator:

Confident communication skills.
European languages an advantage (but not essential).
Good organisational skills and good attention to detail.
Self-motivated and enthusiastic character.
Ability to work with and support a team.
If this Senior Sea Freight Operator role is something you would like to know more about or you know of anyone that fits the bill, either forward this advert to them, send us their details or get in contact with us and we will do the rest. You can recommend as many people as you like via our website and earn a referral fee per candidate we place*. This is an unlimited offer.

As recruiters specialising in freight and shipping, Red Recruit have vacancies at all levels within the industry, so please do get in touch to tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to assist.

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