Import and Export Freight Forwarder

Ref: VAC-10371
Posted on: 02/05/2024
  • Salary: £28,000 + 35000
  • Location: Felixstowe
  • Industry: Shipping
  • Discipline: Freight forwarder
  • Employment: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Import and Export Freight Forwarder

Our client is seeking… a detail-oriented and experienced Import and Export Freight Forwarder to join their dynamic team. This supply chain company prides itself on its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of freight handling, shipping, and logistics solutions. With a rich history and a passion for providing exceptional service, they are a cornerstone in the industry, delivering innovative and customised solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of their clients.

A bit about the company…

Our client operates within the heart of the shipping and logistics sector, ensuring seamless transport of goods across global points. Their services encompass a broad scope of freight forwarding solutions, including but not limited to, organising the transportation, consolidation, and storage of goods across borders. With a commitment to efficiency, reliability, and customer satisfaction, their professional team goes above and beyond to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for their clients.

So what does the role look like?

” Act as a primary point of contact for clients regarding all import and export shipping matters.
” Coordinate and manage the entire shipping process, including documentation, customs clearance, and transportation.
” Monitor and track shipments, providing regular updates to clients and responding promptly to inquiries.
” Identify and resolve any issues or delays in the shipping process, implementing corrective actions as needed.
” Maintain an up-to-date understanding of industry regulations, ensuring compliance with customs and safety standards.
” Develop and maintain strong relationships with carriers, agents, and service providers to ensure competitive pricing and optimal service levels.

So do you have what it takes?

We’re looking for candidates who have:

” Proven experience in a freight forwarding role with a focus on import and export processes, ideally with a minimum of 3 years within the industry.
” A deep understanding of shipping procedures, documentation, customs regulations, and incoterms.
” Strong IT skills, including proficiency in freight management systems and Microsoft Office.
” Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively under pressure.
” Exceptional communication and customer service skills, with the ability to foster positive relationships with clients and partners.

Here’s the package breakdown for you…

” Salary: £32,000 – £35,000
” This role comes with a comprehensive benefits package, reflecting the importance and value we place on our team members.

We are eager to hear from qualified candidates who are looking to take the next step in their career with a leading company in the shipping and logistics industry. If you are enthusiastic about playing a vital role in the global supply chain, we would love to discuss how your skills and experiences align with the needs of our client.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application and exploring the possibility of you joining our client’s esteemed team.

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