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Global Freight Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£26,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted08 October 2018

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My client is looking for an experienced freight planner - who has planned the multi modal movement of freight internationally. You will be well versed with import and export documentation and have strong analytic and commercial skills. SHIFT PATTERN - TUESDAY TO SATURDAY - 7AM TO 3:30PM.

Client Details



As Global Freight Planner – Import/Export your main focus is on the ‘transactional’ elements of UK import and export shipments, focused on the perishable and retail sectors. Based on instructions received from customers you will be responsible for ensuring all planned activities, based on the business rules and requirements are completed to cost, quality and time.

This will involve receiving instructions by email or phone, liaising with trucking companies, airlines and shipping lines, cutting Air Waybills (AWB) and Bills of Lading (BOL), tracking shipments, updating systems and spreadsheets. You will also be responsible for loading consignment costs from agreed rate structures onto business software, invoicing customers and completing customs import and export entries via ASM software through to customs.
  • Coordination of import shipments into UK (principally perishable products) and exported out of the UK (principally retail sector)

  • Export & Import document creation, validation, consolidation and distribution

  • Communication of instructions to service providers, pre-advice to customers and agents

  • Export/Import customs processes

  • Progress and Information Status Updates (In transit checks)

  • Exceptions – responding to exceptions and alerts. Resolution or escalation to appropriate person

  • Achieving customer delivery dates through ocean and air freight

  • Internal and external customer satisfaction

  • Import entries using Chief via ASM software.

  • DEFRA entries through PEACH

  • Cost accrual to business software

  • Invoicing customers through business software

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers ensuring that they are kept informed and updated at all times

  • Ensure effective communications within Managed Solutions team


  • Import and Export air and ocean freight experience at least 2 years - ideally with a freight forwarder.

  • Experience of all related transport documentation such as AWBs, BOLs

  • Understanding of Customs HS/Tariff codes

  • Experience of DEFRA/Plant Health requirements and process

  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and work under pressure and to deadlines.

  • Problem solving/Analytical

  • Commercial awareness

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

Job Offer

A salary of £26,000 to £28,000 + £720 shift allowance P/A

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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