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Job Title

Freight Forwardng Coordinator

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£25,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesImport & Export
Date Posted04 May 2018

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My client is looking for an experienced freight forwarder to join their rapidly growing business. You will be experienced in all aspects of freight forwarding, mainly road but elements of sea and air too. This role offers fantastic progression for the right candidate. It is Monday to Friday office hours.

Client Details



Efficient Operational organisation based on specific Customer requirements

Maintain and improve profitability through effective purchase negotiation and routing optimisation

Create and update data files/records accurately

Ensure that clear instructions/bookings/references are sent for all spot loads

Monitoring of shipments, advising customers of any delays or problems

Proactively seeking suitable contingency arrangements to avoid known problems/potential delays

Actively source new suppliers and research alternative route/co-load opportunities

Maintain supplier records

Produce transport documentation

Work within 5S guidelines to maintain and improve efficiency

Providing quotations to customers (internal and external) and Commercial Team

Data entry logging of all quotations made

Respond to customer enquiries, claims and requests

Warehouse checks and recording of freight in ‘Forwarding’ bays

Produce and record required KPI’s

Arrange and Monitor Freight movements daily and update Customers and Contract teams/Management

Generate, update and maintain all spreadsheets required by the Customers and Management

Liaise with Contract Teams/Team Leaders to resolve additional queries

Compile and process all documentation required to action freight movements

Process Sales & Purchase Invoices

Act as the main focal point for Customer requirements

Verifying customer’s schedule and determining material availability, planning any special requirements

Liaise with hauliers to arrange deliveries as per Customer requirements


At least 3 years proven experience within a freight forwarding role with a freight forwarder covering ROAD,SEA AND AIR.

Good Customer Service Skills

Good Standard of numeracy/literacy

Quick to respond to new challenges

Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Problem and Investigative skills

Presentation of Documents/Spreadsheets

Can prioritise work load

Displays a confident and professional manner

Attention to detail

Team member

Language(s) ideal not essential.

Excel Spreadsheets/Pivot Tables/ V Look ups

Microsoft Office/Word


IT Skills

Bespoke in-house Freight Forwarding System

Job Offer

Salary of £25,000 + Benefits

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