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Senior Import Freight Forwarder

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    £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

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    Matt Marsh

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    10 days ago

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Position: Senior Import Freight Forwarder
Location: Felixstowe
Salary: £32,000- £35,000
Hours: Mon - Fri - 9am-17:30pm

Our client are a leading, privately owned freight forwarding & customs brokerage specialist, providing bespoke and tailored freight & international logistics services via Sea, Air & Road.

They have won multiple awards for outstanding customer service & for providing Eco friendly global transport solutions within their sea freight and project freight forwarding departments.

They are a site business with branches in Felixstowe Essex, Manchester & LHR

Due to continued growth plans we now seek and experienced Senior Freight Forwarder to join the growing team based in Felixstowe.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, direct and control all import activities on a day to day basis.
Ensure all Sea Freight & Some EU Road Freight Consignments are loaded onto computer system prior to arrival / departure either by EDI or manually, checking paperwork for accuracy.
Maintain all files ensuring they are costed and invoiced prior to Import, Export, Delivery, or release.
Obtain relevant information from customers to complete customs clearance, delivery or release of cargo.
Develop constructive relationships with key customers and key suppliers, resolving any concerns and ensuring corrective action is taken.
Maintain effective communication and relationships with overseas offices and partners.
Identify and provide early warning to the manager of the relevant department, on any issues and problems that could have an adverse effect on deadlines.

Skills & Experience Required

Sea Freight Import Experience is essential
European Road Freight experience preferred but not essential
Able to complete the entire life cycle of the import process from start to finish
Experience providing rates and quotations
Experience producing Bills of Ladding
Possess good leadership skills
Able to plan ahead with a proactive attitude
Excellent communication & customer service skills
Fully conversant with Customs Entries
Conversant with Port Health Requirements, CED, CVEDS etc

WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.