Freight Forwarding - Import

Employer
Undisclosed Company
Location
Great Dunmow, Essex
Salary
£22000 - £26000 per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2021

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Sector
Administration and Business Support
Salary Range
Permanent, £20,000 - £24,999, £25,000 - £29,999, GBP
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
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Freight Forwarding - Import

I am recruiting for a Freight Forwarder focusing on the import department for my client based in Great Dumnow.

My client is happy to consider someone with good IT skills and sound Customer Services background - if no Freight Forwarding experience available.

Job Description

Handling of Export Deep and Short Sea LCL/FCL bookings; receiving and making Bookings, arranging transport, issuing relevant documentation (House and Master Bills), VGM's, Customs Export Entries, CTN's, T Docs, Releases & deliveries, Invoicing.

Interaction with customers, team members and all internal departments including Sales, Operations, Transport & Finance.

Main Duties

  • Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with SOP and payment terms.
  • Placing of bookings with respective Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
  • Liaise with customers to ensure correct import documentation is received for the shipment(s) and forwarded to the Shipping Line / Carrier/ Agent in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure Shipping Line/ Carrier/ Agent have instructions for Bills of Lading, VGM and UCR references in a timely manner.
  • Receive/Check Draft Bill of Lading and ensure customer has receives a copy for approval. Send approved Draft Bill of Lading to Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent.
  • Allocation of incoming payments on IT system.
  • Ensure booking(s) are invoiced correctly by Shipping Line/Carrier/ Agent as per contract rates or other spot rates as appropriate.
  • Work closely with departments such as Transport and Finance.
  • Ensure invoice(s) are paid before Bill of Lading/ Cargo is Released and dispatched.

Schedule

Monday - Friday on a 3 shift system as follows:

  • 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • 9.00am - 6.00pm

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