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Freight Forwarder

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£25,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsEssex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted02 February 2018

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Page Personnel logistics are currently looking to recruit a Freight Forwarder for our client located in Braintree, Essex.

Client Details

Our client specialises in transport, logistics and freight forwarding company with offices across Europe and the US employing approx 700 employees.


In the role of Freight Forwarder you will be responsible for the following:
  • Respond to quote requests & bookings from customers (internal & External).
  • Arrange transport in accordance with current agreement (e.g. Agency agreements/ Sub contractors).
  • Produce associated document e.g. collection notes, manifest etc. Liaise with shipper, consignee or nominated contact to ensure all transportation details are correct.
  • Lliaise with customers and grow an understanding of customers business needs & markets.
  • Grow existing business opportunities and look for new markets.
  • Ensure up to date knowledge of legislative requirements.
  • Deal with ongoing queries and provides up to date information to the customer in respect to transported goods.
  • Raise sales invoice & respond to related queries.
  • Communicate with our overseas depots and form a good working relationship with partners. Ensure current systems are updated and accurate.
  • Maintain efficient filing & records.
  • Ensure accurate completion of paperwork. Arranges export or import customs clearance if required.


As well as having experience within a similar role candidates should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Demonstrates a cooperative spirit and contributes to a positive and supportive working environment
  • Is customer-focused and ensures the right outcome for our customer
  • Thinks in terms of solutions not problems
  • Takes initiative and offers assistance to team members
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Accepts customer & colleague feedback and takes action to resolve issues
  • Understands the importance of achieving team goals and contributes/initiates solutions
  • Has a planned approach to work with a successful outcomes
  • Looks for development opportunities outside the scope of their role

Job Offer

You will receive a competitive salary dependant on experience. You will join a positive and busy working environment where colleagues enjoy an informal atmosphere.

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