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Freight Forwarder - Air & Sea

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Freight Forwarder - Air & Sea

Position: Freight Forwarder Air & Sea
Department: Imports Air & Sea
Location: Leeds
Salary: £35,000
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 17:00pm

Our client have been providing innovative logistics, e-commerce and supply chain management services for over 3 decades, and are now one of the largest privately owned global logistics businesses in the UK.

They have been consistently recognised for their supply chain excellence, dedication to customer service and innovative approach to creating bespoke solutions that their customers

Over the years, their passionate expert teams have earned a reputation for being reliable, honest, hard-working, solutions-driven and fast to react.

Every one of their employee's shares the same determination to deliver quality and value to our customers.

Inspired by these values, they are creating new business milestones together every day.

Freight Forwarder Air & Sea Role:

Reporting to and working with the Operations Manager the Freight Forwarder will work closely with customers, clients and agents.

The Freight Forwarder is responsible for liaising between customers, suppliers and transport companies to ensure efficient deliveries.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning the most appropriate route for transport via ocean and air
Mange the entire life cycle of the import process for air & sea freight consignments
Negotiating transportation, handling costs and contracts
Preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements
Arranging air & ocean transport
Arranging courier services
Ensure the entire transport operation complies with legislation.
Liaise between suppliers, forwarders and agents to obtain up to date shipment information.
Ensure customers are fully informed of the progress of their shipments.

Continuous Improvement:

Work with the operations team to continually improve processes and business performance;
Support changes in the role necessary to take the department and business forward; and
Work to achieve personal objectives set at appraisal and/or those set monthly or quarterly.

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