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Shipping Clerk

Posted 25 September by Astra Recruitment Ended

An exciting opportunity to work as a Shipping Clerk has arisen with Astra Recruitments client. Our client is a specialist in shipping by road, rail, sea and air.

We are looking for an experienced Shipping Clerk. The ideal candidate will have experience in ocean import operations and come from a freight forwarding background.

As the Shipping Clerk your duties will include:

- Investigate and plan the most appropriate shipping method based on individual client's needs.

- Keep costs in line with client’s budgets.

- Liaise with a network of overseas contacts on a daily basis to confirm bookings, availability and arrange loadings.

- Develop good relationships with customers

- Keep clients regularly updated regarding the progress of their shipments and arrival of cargo.

- Arrange deliveries

- Complete cost and margin analysis

- Update internal systems, paperwork and files.

- Manage your customer accounts

- Gain new business working in conjunction with sales executives to develop and secure new clients.

Skills required:

  • Experienced in ocean import operations and come from a freight forwarding background
  • Able to use Microsoft Office packages including Outlook ,Word and Excel
  • Experience in the management of client accounts
  • Analytical and accurate
  • The ability to manage your own workload efficiently and proactively
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven history of commercial / sales acumen

Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

*Due to the location your own transport would be essential*

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of application by one of our consultants here at Astra Recruitment for a short telephone pre-screen prior to being submitted to the client. Unfortunately due to high levels of applications you will not be contacted if you are unsuccessful

Reference: 33391689

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