Seafreight Export Clerk

Working for this main stream freight forwarding company based Heathrow.  Working within a small team undertaking all aspects of the seafreight export operation.

Salary in the region of £27000 to £30000 aae

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The position would be a complete start to finish role, to include but not limited to:

• Arranging LCL and FCL export shipments to worldwide destinations.

• Arranging collections with our selected Transport Companies.

• Handling order traces, issuing Bills of Lading, invoices, sending pre-alerts to overseas offices.

• Knowledge of physical loading of containers would be beneficial.

• Good negotiating skills.

• An in-depth customs knowledge and the ability to complete export Customs entries via Sequoia.

• Basic understanding of Ocean Imports would be an advantage.

• Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.

• Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.

• Experience at communicating with Shipping Lines, Co-Loaders and Transport Companies.

• Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

• Good understanding of CNS, FCP & Sequoia operating systems would be required.

• Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.

• Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance.

• Willingness to work occasional overtime as and when required.

• Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Category: Current Vacancies, Seafreight / Trailer & Commercial Shipping.