Logistics Co-ordinator

Posted 5 April by Priority Appointments Easy Apply

Logistics Coordinator. Up to 30k pa, free parking or easy access to public transport, flexible start/finish times

Our busy freight forwarding client based near Basingstoke is looking for a logistics professional to join them on a permanent basis. They are a family owned friendly business that although very busy, are team focused and a friendly bunch.

As a Logistics Co-ordinator you will be:
  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking account of the 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
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries' regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Offering consolidation services by air, sea and road, ensuring cost-effective and secure solutions to small shippers who have insufficient cargo to require their own dedicated units
  • Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim
  • Arranging payment of freight and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client
  • Utilising e-commerce, internet technology and satellite systems to enable real-time tracking of goods
  • Arranging air transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door to door
  • Acting as broker in customs negotiations worldwide to guide the freight efficiently through complex procedures
  • Dealing with special arrangements for transporting delicate cargo and arranging courier and specialist hand-carry services
  • Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit cost analysis
Skills and Experience needed to be the Logistics Co-ordinator:
  • Must have experience of freight forwarding using air, sea and road
  • Familiarity with HMRC custom rules and documentation
  • A confident communicator able to negotiate contracts and pricing
  • Strong MS Office skills
Associated Benefits:
  • Salary up to 30k pa dependent on experience
  • Hours - Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm (1 hour for lunch) but can be 9am - 6pm
  • 40 hours per week
  • 20 days annual plus Bank Holidays

If you've not heard from a Consultant within 5 working days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Required skills

  • Freight Forwarding

Reference: 34840023

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