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Freight Forwarder

Posted 4 January by Bennett & Game Recruitment Ended

Freight Forwarder required. My client is an international freight forwarding company, based in south Oxfordshire. Due to the on-going success and growth of the firm my client is seeking an experienced freight forwarder to join a small but highly dynamic team.

The current team requires an ambitious and motivated individual with experience in air, sea and road freight operations. Dangerous goods qualifications would be highly beneficial, however are not essential.

Freight Forwarder Position Overview

  • Engage with a variety of customers in the commercial and government sectors, work on enquiries to provide operational costs, establish profit margins and raise quotes.
  • Investigate appropriate modes of transport and routes with consideration given to explosive limits at air/sea ports of loading, transit and discharge.
  • Obtain firm bookings of cargo onto vessels, trucks and aircraft, notify all relevant regulatory authorities, brief drivers and or subcontractors, co-ordinate collection, securing, carriage and delivery of cargo.
  • Manage operational issues as and when they arise, which may involve weekend working.
  • Distribution of shipping documents to ensure immediate removal of cargo from destination ports, raise sales invoices and authorise suppliers' invoices.
  • Develop relationships with existing and new customers and undertake occasional visits to clients when deemed necessary for operational or business reasons.
  • Undertake administrative duties, when necessary and assist with company IT systems purchasing and support.

Freight Forwarder Position Requirements

  • Proven background in a freight/logistics operations role
  • Use of Microsoft Office
  • Experience of multi-modal freight forwarding operations world-wide
  • Dangerous goods qualifications beneficial
  • Awareness of UK HMRC import/export customs procedures beneficial
  • Effective communicator at all levels

Freight Forwarder Position Remuneration

  • Salary £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
  • 09:00 - 17:30, Monday - Friday - 1-hour lunch
  • 28 days' holiday, including bank
  • Pension
  • Parking on site

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