Logistics Co-ordinator

Posted 30 March by Optima Recruitment

Logistics Coordinator

We are a privately owned company, pioneers in providing logistics services to and from countries across the World.

A vacancy currently exists for a Logistics Coordinator to join our international operations team based in Leatherhead .You will be working within a team of like-minded, hard-working individuals who all share a real passion for logistics and good customer service.

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for handling from start to finish all import and export sea/road/rail operations for shipments across all trade lanes with a primary focus on exports into Russia and Central Asia.

The key characteristics and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • receiving bookings and organizing required transport / equipment for multimodal shipments to/from Europe, Russia and Central Asia
  • accurate preparation and completion of export cargo documentation
  • liaising directly via email and telephone with shippers, consignees, shipping lines, hauliers, customs agents, stevedores, forwarders, SSL oversees offices / operations staff and third-party agencies.
  • provide accurate and consistent reports to customers (tracking, issues, delivery schedules etc)
  • data entry into the in-house transport and accounts systems
  • raising sales invoices within the inhouse freight system.

The key requirements and skills include:

  • strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • attention to detail is a necessity.
  • to be highly customer orientated with the ability to build strong, working relations.
  • good level of numeracy
  • quick learner and resilient
  • high level computer literacy particularly with MS office
  • can-do attitude with ability to work under pressure.
  • ability to work both autonomously and as part of a small team.
  • organized and able to prioritize.
  • proactive outlook with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • analytical and logical approach to problem solving
  • Previous experience in a similar level role with a good understanding of transport/logistics operations is an advantage. Container operations and knowledge of CIS rail operations would be a big plus but not a necessity.
  • written and verbal fluency in Russian and/or Polish would be advantageous but not essential
  • a good geographical knowledge of Russia and Central Asia is a necessity
  • good working knowledge of international customs regulations

Salary and package

Based in Leatherhead

£20,000 - £27,000 + bonus (approx. one month’s salary after 1 years’ service)
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Contributory pension

20-day holiday + bank holidays
Car parking

We appreciate the time you took to apply for this vacancy, however due to the high level of applications that we receive, we can only respond to successful candidates. In the meantime, please check out our website to read more about our company and privacy policy. Optima Recruitment specialists in Permanent & Temporary Recruitment, including; Administration, Secretarial & PA, Accounts & Finance, Graduate Opportunities, Human Resources, Recruitment Consultancy, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Legal.

Required skills

  • Logistics
  • Shipping
  • Freight Forwarding

Application questions

Do you have freight forwarding experience?
Do you have logistics experience?

Reference: 42367459

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