This progressive medium sized freight forwarder with various UK offices requires an experienced Route Development Manager for the USA markets.  Working in partnership with their US partners you will be developing US trade lanes for new and existing clients.

The idea applicant would have an in-depth knowledge of the US markets and a proven record within this region.  You would undertake regulars trips to the US and work closely with their US agent.

This would be an exciting time to start in this role as this will be an expanding market for this forwarder.

This role would be ideally based in the South East and carry a salary package in the region of £50000 to £70000 aae.

 

Category: Current Vacancies, Sales

Job purpose        The purpose of this role is to ensure that freight and their couriers are looked after to the highest level whilst transiting through UK airports.  Based at Heathrow and reporting to a London office.

Key tasks             Air Freight Supervision

  • Ensure the secure and safe handling of freight while in transit
  • Supervise airline and transport staff while on site
  • Understand and implement the procedures that apply to secure cargo
  • Liaise with customs and airline officials at all levels
  • Collect couriers and freight
  • Update project managers on progress of their jobs
  • Provide a follow car supervision on occasion

Booking & Planning

  • Airfreight bookings and customs documentation
  • Freight negotiation with airlines
  • Occasional weekend work on a rota basis

Skills & personal qualities

  • Ability to cope with physically demanding role, as hours can be long and erratic at times
  • Ability to handle, move and secure freight
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Team Player
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous airline or airport experience essential
  • Good computer skills – MS Outlook & Excel

Salary in the region of £28000 to £32000 plus O.T. and Call Outs.

Category: Uncategorized

This regional office of a long established freight forwarder requires an experienced export and import clerk for their busy office.  The office is in North Yorkshire and would required an applicant to be a car driver and have a car.

Main function of the job

Export & Import Co-ordinator Role:

  1. Extensive client liaison, building relationships and maximising the potential of the forwarding business.
  2. Extensive supplier liaison to develop reliable and cost effective services to every Worldwide destination.
  3. Calculating freight quotations for export and import Sea freight shipments.
  4. Completing operational administration including job cards and sending booking confirmation to the suppliers.
  5. Raising all of the appropriate operational documentation that is applicable to the shipping terms and destination of the consignments.
  6. Managing the Sea freight consignments in transit through to successful completion and delivery.
  7. Invoicing out and completing the job files.

Working Environment:  Positive team environment working in a brand new office.

Skills & Experience required

  1. A minimum of 5 years’ freight forwarding experience in Sea Freight.
  2. Knowledge and experience of shipping documentation, letters of credit, ATR, EUR’s
  3. Confident and clear communication skills.
  4. Proven success of building customer and supplier relationships.
  5. Strong negotiating skills.
  6. Numerate with experience of calculating freight quotations.
  7. Good IT (Microsoft) skills.

Salary in the region of £24000 to £26000 aae.

Category: Current Vacancies, Regional & Overseas, Seafreight / Trailer & Commercial Shipping

New role within a regional office of a major freight forwarding company based Southampton.

Job purpose

Development and maintenance of sales and sales quotes within the Southampton region representing all products of the Southampton office.

Responsible for day to day sales activities and working with service delivery to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Identify potential sales opportunities.
  • Create portfolio of SME accounts for solicitation
  • Solicit agreed portfolio of accounts with the view to gain additional business.
  • Manage portfolio of SME accounts ensuring service delivery is executed.
  • Complete and source rate quotations for all new target accounts and any existing accounts as directed and work alongside operations team to maximize profit.
  • Follow up on sales leads and any quotes provided from previous week. Seek to grow existing accounts as directed.
  • Analyze competitors in the market place.
  • Ensure that all new customers are fully aware of terms and conditions of trading, credit terms and that billing are in line with both company and customer expectations.
  • To meet with the respective Operational Manager/s on a regular basis and review all areas of sales and service delivery activity to ensure the smooth introduction of new accounts.
  • Actively look for ways to increase margin as per company key focus areas and in line with company and market trends.
  • Ensure all accounts are regularly reviewed and applicable charges are in line with market and prevailing company guidelines.
  • Uses interpersonal skills to create and sustain effective relationships with business parties (e.g. suppliers, joint venture partners, industry groups) and colleagues. Be open to business approaches that meet mutual goals.
  • Understand business principles and language, including the fundamentals of finance and profitability. Use this understanding and act in a way that contributes to performance and profitability.
  • Manage new business opportunities through Sales Force. Complete a monthly report via Sales Force for team.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interact at all levels
  • An understanding of freight forwarding operations and logistics capabilities would be preferable
  • Excellent presentation and questioning skills
  • Solutions oriented and innovative
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience

Salary in the range of £25000 to £30000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Current Vacancies, Regional & Overseas, Sales

This large worldwide freight forwarder requires a Compliance & Security Manager covering their UK operations. The role would be based at Heathrow and there will be a requirement for UK travel with overnight stays when visiting UK offices. The idea applicant would have a freight background and worked in these sectors for a number of years.

Requirements

  • Experience of CAA security legislation within freight forwarding industry
  • Valid management level AVSEC training
  • Experience of supply chain security (TAPA, AEO etc.)
  • Health & Safety qualification (IOSH or NEBOSH)
  • At least four years’ experience of managing Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001
  • A strong understanding of quality management systems and formal training as a QMS Internal Auditor
  • Knowledge of WTD and preparing work rosters
  • Knowledge of facilities management
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, etc
  • Ability to interpret legislation changes and drive changes through the business

Job Task

  • Manage CAA Security for UK
  • Manage Health & Safety for UK and Ireland
  • Manage training records for UK and Ireland
  • Manage and promote quality standards (ISO certification for UK and Ireland)
  • Work with managers and their delegates to ensure there is competency at branch level in H&S, ISO and security
  • Conduct frequent internal audits to ensure the above is adhered to
  • Management of security staff / CCTV system / access control systems
  • Ensure smooth running of all security systems and procedures in UK & Ireland
  • Manage facilities team
  • Any other reasonable task requested by management

The salary for this role would be in the region of £40000 to £50000 aae.

Category: Current Vacancies, Managerial, Uncategorized

As the Freight Pricing Specialist, the key mission is to support the business with the overall growth goals, working collaboratively with Key Account Managers, Sales, network partners & Department Managers as well as building a global pricing strategy for the business.

This role is a key role in supporting the long term growth of the business for the company and helping to develop a first class network of partners for our customers.

If you enjoy working in an open and collaborative environment, with a team that happily "go the extra mile" then this role would be idea for you!

Tasks

  • Manage pricing activities and policies across the business i.e. tenders and providing internal selling rates for sales team (dry and perishable cargo / import export / air-sea-road)
  • Manage Partners monthly rates and maintain pricing tool / auto rating in CW
  • Lead the marketing and the communication of the product offering across the business
  • Support with setting the customer margins
  • Identify the market trends, potential and customer needs, expand and explore new market opportunities
  • Work closely across the business with sales, KAM, Supply chain ops and in supporting close off new business deals
  • Commercial SOP ownership and rate maintenance
  • Make recommendations of strategic nature to ensure sustained growth of the services
  • Make sure all customer tariffs are maintained although you may not be the customer owner
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be requested

Requirements

  • Previous experience in the freight forwarding industry is a MUST
  • Understanding of the 'bigger picture’
  • Understanding when to/when not to escalate
  • Providing relevant information to enable effective decision making
  • Able to react quickly whilst maintaining focus and attention to detail
  • Willing to support wider team as needed
  • Ability to identify, develop, and implement improved ways of working
  • Strong planning, organisation, and prioritising skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to interact effectively with all stakeholders
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PP & Word and Cargo Wise would be an advantage

Working for this medium sized freight forwarder based Heathrow.  Salary in the region of £28000 to £35000.

Category: Uncategorized

This role is for a progressive medium sized freight forwarder based Heathrow.

As the Freight Pricing Specialist, the key mission is to support the business with the overall growth goals, working collaboratively with Key Account Managers, Sales, network partners & Department Managers as well as building a global pricing strategy for the business.

This role is a key role in supporting the long term growth of the business for the company and helping to develop a first class network of partners for our customers.

If you enjoy working in an open and collaborative environment, with a team that happily “go the extra mile” then this role would be idea for you!

Tasks

  • Manage pricing activities and policies across the business i.e. tenders and providing internal selling rates for sales team (dry and perishable cargo / import export / air-sea-road)
  • Manage Partners monthly rates and maintain pricing tool  / auto rating in CW
  • Lead the marketing and the communication of the product offering across the business
  • Support with setting the customer margins
  • Identify the market trends, potential and customer needs, expand and explore new market opportunities
  • Work closely across the business with sales, KAM, Supply chain ops and in supporting close off new business deals
  • Commercial SOP ownership and rate maintenance
  • Make recommendations of strategic nature to ensure sustained growth of the services
  • Make sure all customer tariffs are maintained although you may not be the customer owner
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be requested

Requirements

  • Previous experience in the freight forwarding industry is a MUST
  • Understanding of the ‘bigger picture’
  • Understanding when to/when not to escalate
  • Providing relevant information to enable effective decision making
  • Able to react quickly whilst maintaining focus and attention to detail
  • Willing to support  wider team as needed
  • Ability to identify, develop, and implement improved ways of working
  • Strong planning, organisation, and prioritising skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to interact effectively with all stakeholders
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PP & Word and Cargo Wise would be an advantage

Salary between £25000 & £32000 aae.

 

 

 

 

Category: Current Vacancies, Customer Services, Sales

New role within this international courier company based Heathrow.  Working in a busy warehouse undertaking general warehouse work.  A clean driving license is essential as you would be expected to undertake some driving work in and around the airport.  A flexible approach is essential and be able to work in a small warehouse team.

Normal hours would be Mon-Fri, 9 to 6, but extra hours may have to be worked due to work volumes.
The company would pay for a F/L License for the 'right applicant'.
Previous warehouse experience would be desirable, but not essential. A clear 5 years work history is essential for Aviation Security.
Salary in the region of £20000
Category: Current Vacancies, Warehouse / Transport

Job Title: Customs Specialist

Salary: £25000 to £30000 aae.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Job Type: Permanent, Full time, office based, with core hours 08:00 -17:00 Monday to Friday

Customs Specialist – The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multinational in-house transportation operation. The primary role is ensuring products and components are imported into or exported out of the UK in strict compliance with all applicable import and export laws and regulations, in the most cost and time efficient manner, minimizing associated duties/taxes and carriage costs.

Customs Specialist – Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all Import & Export customs, procedures, Tariff Classifications, Duty Rates, and any other documentation requirements.
  • Processing Import/Export customs declarations.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures.
  • An extensive knowledge of Customs Commodity Codes would a great advantage.
  • Ensure all Customer needs are met or exceeded, within our Compliance Controls
  • All other duties related to the process of clearing freight / shipments through customs
  • Management of full shipping process would be an advantage

Customs Specialist – Requirements:

  • Proficiency in UK / EU Customs regulations
  • Excellent working knowledge of import and export customs procedures, primarily road freight
  • Proven commercial background
  • Strong IT skills

Customs Specialist – You:

- Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy

- Great team player

  • Highly adaptable and able to work under pressurised situations

- Can prioritise tasks

- Must be commercially aware

- Must be proactive and show initiative

- Ability to build positive working relations with customers, suppliers and colleagues

  • Excellent communication skills - with the ability to adapt their style and language (verbal and written) to suit the customer, department, or level that they are dealing with
  • Experience of using Sequoia Customs Software is desirable

 

Customs Specialist – Benefits:

- 25 days of holiday a year, plus bank holidays

- Enhanced Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme

- Death in service benefit

- Onsite café and free parking

- Within walking distance of Basingstoke Town Centre and Station

Category: Current Vacancies, Import Airfreight, Seafreight / Trailer & Commercial Shipping

This large freight forwarder is looking for an experienced operational freight applicant to work within a major client as an Implant in the Bristol area. Initially a 30 hour contract, you will be working closely with another member of staff covering the normal working hours.

Job Purpose:

•Customer facing role based at our client in Bristol.

•Ensure shipments are delivered on time and within budget using all transport modes.

•Ensure the company meets its obligations for the contract.

Key Activities:

•Customer Relations (internal & external contacts)

•Liaise with customer & carriers on a daily basis by telephone, e-mail, planning transport and managing on time shipment delivery.

•Data input into the IT systems and other tools used for shipment and KPI management.

Job Process:

•Duties will include the following key activities:

•Processing shipments in SCi and use of other IT tools.

•Despatching shipments to ensure delivery on time using various modes of transport

•Maintaining databases and updating customer with information as required.

•Liaising with carriers to plan & book transport.

•Understanding and complying with specific country regulations

•General office Administration.

•IT Generalist knowledge – MS Office programmes: Outlook, Word and Excel.

Specific Technical Requirements:

•One years experience in AFR, OFR, Road & Customs requirements (all not essential).

•Excellent communication skills both Oral and Written.

•Excellent Customer service skills.

•Ability to work under pressure and be flexible.

•Excellent PC and numeracy abilities.

•Attention to detail is paramount.

Category: Uncategorized