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Road Freight Forwarder

Ref: VAC-12386
  • Salary: £25,000 + 35000
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Southend-on-Sea
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  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Our client is an International Freight Shipping company based in Essex and are currently looking to recruit an experienced road freight operator

The successful candidate will have gained experience with the following:-

Confident and professional manner
Enthusiastic with outgoing personality
“Can do / customer first” attitude
Previous experience in freight forwarding by ROAD FREIGHT
Good numeric skills and accuracy
Problem solving and negotiating skills
Task prioritisation
Excellent telephone manner
Some knowledge of import and export customs procedures for shipping outside the EU.
Groupage road freight experience and ability to use weight / cube calculations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good attention to detail, this includes continuously monitoring shipments from point of receipt through to delivery
Must be familiar with Word, Excel
Good geographical knowledge
Highly Focused person with ability to work unsupervised and to “go that extra mile”

Responsible for:-

Arranging import and export freight to EU and non EU countries by road
Managing shipments.
Working to deadlines
General admin duties (passing suppliers invoices, PODs)
Liaising with clients and suppliers via telephone and email
Providing customer quotations via our internal software
Invoicing customers and estimating profits.
Rate negotiation


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