Freight Forwarder

Job Title: Freight Forwarder
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Reference: 1030755
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Job Published: April 14, 2021 11:16

Job Description

Import/Customs  Clearance/Freight Forwarder
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Annum
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension Scheme
  • Death in Service scheme 3 x salary increasing to 6 x salary if join pension scheme
  • Access to EAP scheme
  • Access to cycle to work scheme
  • Range of voluntary benefits

Dynamite Recruitment are pleased to be recruiting for our successful client based in the heart of Southampton. They are looking for two Customs/Import Coordinators to join their team during this busy and demanding time.

About the role

This role is ideal for a proactive and well organised individual who must have valuable administrative and import experience. Ideally you will have Freight Forwarding/Customs Clearance experience but this isn't essential as full training will be given.

My client will consider candidates from the following backgrounds: Supply Chain, Purchasing, Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Distribution, Import, Export, Customs Clearance

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Ensuring you are managing all aspects of the import process
  • Completing the custom procedures with total accuracy ensuring that deadlines are met both internally and those defined by customs
  • Obtaining and communicating internally and externally all necessary information to ensure correct measures are in place and customer needs are met
  • Managing customer issues and the ability to deal with minor issues, disputes or complaints
  • Ensuring documentation is UpToDate, loaded correctly and make Team Leaders aware of any issues that may arise
  • Proactively actioning duties on a daily basis, supporting the team during times of absence or holidays
  • Attend customer meetings and identifying areas and services we can sell to our existing clients
  • Assist with staff training and sharing knowledge within the team
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Working well as part of a team and continually improving processes
  • Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department
Essential Skills
  • You will have your GCSE Maths and English Level 4 (Grade C) and above
  • You will have excellent communication skills, spoken and written
  • Build good working relationships with work colleagues and our customers
  • Adequate knowledge of CNS, Destin8, CHIEF, Datafreight &/or Ricardo
  • A good understanding of the terms and endorsements of BOL's
  • Aware of how LIMA works & how SCM operate
  • Good working knowledge of Home Use / CFSP / Warehousing / Bonds / T1's / NCTS
  • Understand incoterms and associated freight rate calculations
  • Understand profiles and rates
  • Excellent attention to detail and helpful nature
  • Strong PC literacy including Word & Excel
If this sounds like your next role and would like to hear more, please get in touch with Shannon Preston on 02392 455422