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Freight Forwarder

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorSea Freight & Shipping, Transport & Distribution
Salary£26,000 to £27,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted23 July 2018

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  • Working for a leading 3PL
  • Progressing your career as a Freight Forwarder

Client Details

A rapidly growing 3PL business is looking to expand its Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain operation in Lutterworth and cement themselves as one of the premier businesses in within its sector. The firm has seen vast growth during its small history and is looking for an ambitious, forward thinking individual to join their team as a Freight Forwarder.


This is an exciting opportunity for somebody to join a fantastic organisation as a Freight Forwarder. Working as part of a close knit team you will be responsible for the following:
  • Booking movement of all modes of freight, predominantly sea
  • Liaising with sub contractors to find the best solution
  • Maintaining a high level of customer service with domestic and overseas stakeholders
  • Maintain SLA's and ensuring the timely and efficient movement of freight
  • Responsible for compliance
  • Ensure relevant paperwork is correct
  • Customs clearance
  • Deconsignage of cargo

You may also have the chance to cover for the Transport Manager, and supervise the other planners.

Shift: Monday to Friday (Must be flexible around office hours)


The successful applicant for the position Freight Forwarder will have the following skills and experience:

  • MUST have worked as within the shipping and freight industry for a minimum of 2 years
  • Have experience of import or export, preferably export
  • Ideally have worked in customs or forwarding
  • have experience multi-modal and inter-modal freight forwarding/coordination, preferably sea
  • Degree preferable, but not essential
  • Good customer service
  • Can do attitude and dynamic thinking
  • Well versed in customs clearance and relevant import/export documentation
  • Commutable to Lutterworth

Job Offer
  • Working for a growing company
  • Progressing your career as a Freight Forwarder

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