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Freight Forwarder

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorSea Freight & Shipping, Transport & Distribution
Salary£24,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesImport & Export
Date Posted05 October 2018

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  • Working as a Freight Forwarder
  • Competitive Salary

Client Details

A rapidly growing 3PL business, that specialises in the shipping and freight sector, is looking to expand its Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain operation in Lutterworth and establish 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 enthusiastic, forward thinking individual to join their team as a Freight Forwarder.

  • Supporting the Senior Freight Operations Officer (SFOO)
  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking account of the unique (e.g. perishable or hazardous) nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Arranging appropriate packing, taking account of climate, terrain, weight, nature of goods and cost, and the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Maintaining communication with suppliers and clients through all phases of shipment journey
  • Liaising regularly with overseas offices, partners, agents and clients
  • Arranging and completing all associated paperwork
  • Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim
  • Utilising internet technology and satellite systems to enable real-time tracking of goods (where applicable)

  • Must have two years experience within the shipping and Freight sector
  • Must have worked as a Freight Forwarder or Freight Operator
  • Customer service background is highly preferable
  • Experience within Sea freight is preferable but not essential
  • Experienced in handling Freight operations in a Freight forwarding environment
  • An understanding of import and export operations and HMRC related processes, bonded warehouse operations and other customs regimes
  • An understanding of job/file profit and the factors that contribute to job/file point
  • Excellent administrative and PC skills being proficient in Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook

Job Offer
  • Working for a growing 3PL
  • Competitive salary and career progression

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