Import Clerk / Freight Forwarding / Logistics Assistant

Posted 9 March by Wilde Associates Easy Apply

Job Title: Import Clerk / Freight Forwarding / Logistics Assistant

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £20,000 to £24,000 (depending on experience) + benefits + career development, training and progression


Job Reference: PH9437

Hours of Work: 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Why this role?

This is a fantastic opportunity to get into a company that are looking for someone to stay for a number of years to build a career in Logistics. Great training and development is offered if you have already worked in a Logistics environment. If you have an enthusiasm for the logistics industry, have common sense, are able to problem solve, focussed on building your career and feel that you have the right attributes to be able to carry out the below skills then please apply NOW!

What experience do you already need to have?

  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Strong numeracy / literacy
  • Commercially minded
  • Quick to respond to new challenges
  • Highly organised with ability to work under pressure and to deadline
  • Problem solving & Investigative skills
  • Presentation of Documents/Spreadsheets
  • Displays a confident and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Team member

Competency with MS Excel is preferred as spreadsheets are used on a daily basis - if you have a good understanding of spreadsheets and are accurate with data then please also apply.

What will you be trained to do

  • Manage import container movements on behalf of clients
  • Work closely with origin offices to ensure consignments move correctly, on time
  • Provide transactional service supports such as Customs clearance and haulage
  • Generate and maintain control sheets to fully track and audit all consignments accurately
  • Act as direct point of contact for clients, ensuring that all operational requirements and enquiries are concluded accurately and courteously
  • Provide ad-hoc freight quotations on request, using every opportunity to up-sell services
  • Communicate and escalate to team members and Management wherever necessary
  • Maintain systems with accurate and real-time data
  • Monitor and control all cost and revenue at job-file level
  • Confirm and process all job-file invoicing
  • Ensure total accuracy of all information and high standards of operational service are met at all times
  • Observe deadlines and SOP
  • Participate in Team Meetings
  • Take responsibility for themselves and others at all times observing Health and Safety and any related laws governing the work place
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by the Team Leader and Management

Wilde Associates is working in the capacity of an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

Required skills

  • Import
  • Problem Solving
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Ocean Freight
  • Process Driven

Reference: 34643710

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