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Freight Forwarder

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorSea Freight & Shipping, Transport & Distribution
Salary£20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Yorkshire
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesImport & Export, Logistics Jobs
Date Posted21 May 2018

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A fantastic opportunity to join an International Freight Forwarding business based in the West Yorkshire. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business who have seen unprecedented growth over the last year that show no sign of abating.

Client Details

Leading Freight Forwarding business who operated on an International scale requires a Freight Forwarder to join their team during an exciting period of growth.


As a Freight Forwarder you responsibilities will include:
  • Organise and plan daily operation loading duties for an individual assigned accounts.
  • Liaise with shipper, consignee or nominated contact to ensure all transportation details are correct.
  • Manage customer rate reviews to ensure margins are both maintained and developed where possible
  • To have sound knowledge of all aspects of Imports and Exports from point of origin to destination
  • To know and understand, Customs and Excise procedures
  • To create a close relationship with Customers and Suppliers.
  • To be commercially aware of the cost of the service and ensure profit margins are met.
  • To understand billing and costing procedures and answer invoice queries.
  • Grow existing business opportunities and look for new markets.


To be considered for the role of Freight Forwarder you must be able to confidently demonstrate the following
  • A background in a road freight
  • Strong experience with multi-modal transport such as vans, 7.5 tons, artic vehicles
  • Experience in Road transportation to Western Europe would be beneficial
  • A strong ability to work in a calm manner whilst under pressure
  • A good telephone manner, as you will be liaising with customers directly
  • An ability to conduct all operational aspects of freight forwarding

Job Offer

A competitive salary based on experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

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