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Shipping Clerk

We are currently looking for a Shipping Clerk to join our busy team in London.

The role requires B2B sales in a fast paced environment. We are looking for someone who is organised, able to manage their own workload, and can communicate with all types of companies and people.

Full on the job training will be provided, with visits to port facilities to broaden the successful candidate’s knowledge.

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

Contract Type: Full time

Shipping Clerk Role:

Work in a small team with external sales representatives
Help achieve set budget for annual volume growth for UK Imports across all trade lanes
Liaise closely with Head Office trade teams to secure competitive pricing to develop volumes
Maintain and develop strong lasting relationships with key clients to generate additional volume
Monthly volume/budget review with Management to drive growth
Shipping Clerk Duties:

Liaising with customers and Company departments
Researching and contacting potential new customers
Targeting new business through IFF / NVO / Direct clients
Instrumental in achieving set budget for annual volume growth for UK Imports / Exports across all trade lanes
Report weekly to MGT on market conditions and new opportunities 
Regular weekly contact with customer base to feedback market rate levels to MGT and generate additional volume for the Group
Provide rate quotations to customers and to negotiate rate levels within agreed guidelines
Follow up on previous quotations to obtain business
Monitor e-mails received by Field Sales Representatives each day, carry out whatever actions are needed
Close liaison with customer service teams
File rates and locally
Liaise with continental offices when necessary
Follow up on previous quotations to obtain business
Shipping Clerk Requirements:

Previous experiences in shipping is not necessary but may be an advantage
Must have the legal right to work in the UK, without sponsorship
GCSE Mathematics and English, higher qualifications are advantageous 
Must have a strong knowledge of Geography and Economics
Must have a good telephone manner when speaking to customers
Pro-active/Can-do attitude
Confident manner to meet and build customer relationships
Excellent Communication and organisational skills
Ability to work under pressure
Good analytical and reporting skills
Excellent time management and prioritising skills
Computer literate
Attention to detail
Ability to work alone and as part of a team
About the Company:

Evergreen Shipping Agency (UK) Limited, act as an agent for Evergreen Line, is in charge of developing UK and Ireland markets.

Evergreen established in 1968 has since become one of the largest shipping lines in the world and it is fully committed to its customers as well as to environment protection. Evergreen’s recent shipbuilding program to expand its fleet has already deployed several new containerships with the latest marine technologies which were adopted for quality transportation service and also for sustainable development of marine ecology.

If you think that you are suitable for this Shipping Clerk role, please apply now

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