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    £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

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    Matt Marsh

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    16 days ago

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Position: Freight Forwarder - Air & Sea
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 17:00pm
25 days holiday + BH

Our client are an independently owned freight forwarding and logistics company, offering multi modal freight service for import and export on a global scale.

Due to elevated growth and increased work volumes we now seek to appoint and experienced freight operator to join a friendly and dedicated team of freight specialists.

Job Purpose:
Development and day to day management of Sea and Air services; to effect the relay of information between clients and subcontractors, ensuring accurate and profitable operation of the Sea and Air department.

Key Responsibilities:
Development of Sea and Air Freight Services
Providing guidance and support when setting service costings. Monitoring statistics to ensure the service is viable / profitable
Maintain / develop good working relationships with existing and new clients developing the company's sea and air freight forwarding activity
Quote clients for potential future work, checking compatibility and availability. Providing guidance on services provided.
Negotiate with carriers and customers to secure the booking.
Arrange import and export movements via sea and air freight.
Liaise with overseas partners, shipping lines, hauliers and agents to ensure all transportation details are correct and all parties are kept informed throughout transit and ensure they are advised of any delays or changes in schedules,
Daily contact with all subcontractors to gather status updates for all loads in transit including ETA's and update CarLo accordingly ensuring all collections and deliveries are on schedule
Create/ Update Orders and Business Partners on CarLo as required
Process all required paperwork such as bill of lading, air way bill, invoices etc. Upload all instructions, documents and emails to the relevant order
Carry out credit search on any potential new Clients, forwarding Client details onto Accounts if accepted

Essential requirements:
2-5 years freight forwarding experience
Import or Export experience
Air or Sea freight operations experience with a UK based freight forwarder
Offer the highest levels of customer service and communication
Experience providing freight rates and quotations for FCL/LCL Shipments
Must be able to complete the complete life cycle of the freight forwarding process.
EU Road freight experience also highly desirable.

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