Transport Operative / Forwarder

Posted 4 April by Valour Recruitment

Valor Recruitment Ltd are looking for a Transport Coordinator for our client based in Avonmouth, Bristol. Specialising in multi-modal transportation they are leaders in their field.

Primary Duties are:

o To deal with all aspects of International and Domestic freight movements (Import, Export by Sea, Air and/or Land)

o To act as a conduit between customers and suppliers to ensure all needs are met within the specified delivery time

o To create customs declarations in line with HMRC and current legislation

o To provide quotations to clients and overseas offices, and also to assist Sales team in quotations when they are on the road

o To ensure COD payments are collected prior to movement of goods unless by specific agreement by the Branch Manager

o To liaise with overseas offices for shipment movements, taking responsibility for monitoring progress and keeping the customer advised of the status

o Providing lead information to other offices in the UK where relevant

o Working with the Branch Manager on a daily basis to ensure all jobs are moving at a profit unless previously agreed

o To ensure all compliance milestones are met for shipments

o To ensure that all KPI’s are met in a positive way for the client or the Company

o To perform any other duties not defined in the job description as reasonably requested / expected by the Company

o To be actively involved and engaged in Health & Safety awareness at the branch which is a global requirement

What we're looking for:


o Minimum of 5 years experience in a Multi-Modal position with current hands-on experience in Air Import/export or sea import/export

o Educated to GCSE standard (minimum of 5)

o Ability and confidence to deal with difficult customers if the need arises

o Ability to consistently meet deadlines in a timely manner


o IT literate (ability to utilise MS Office tools such as Word, Excel, etc)

o Commercial awareness is essential in this role

o Knowledge of EDI Enterprise Operating System would be an advantage

o Effective Time Management skills

o Effective organisational skills with significant focus on attention to detail

o Ability to effectively communicate at all levels both internally and with clients

Personal Attributes:

o Solid communication skills, demonstrable customer experience, results driven, a positive outlook and self motivated.

o Must be a team player and be able to work on own initiative

o Always happy to go the extra mile as a standard

Level of Authority

o Operational

Qualifications Required

Dangerous Goods by Air (current certification) would be an advantage

25 days holiday per year plus statutory 8 (January-December)

Invitation to join subsidised BUPA annually in April

Contributory pension

4 x Salary Life Assurance

Standard hours - Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm, 1 hour for lunch

If you feel you are well equipped for this position please apply and i will be in touch with you accordingly.

Valor Recruitment Ltd is proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to workplace diversity.

Required skills

  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Transportation
  • Air Freight
  • Ocean Freight

Application questions

Do you have experience in time critical transport?
Do you have experience in cargo / export?

Reference: 34830055

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