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Export Operative - Ocean

Job Description

I am recruiting for an experienced Ocean Freight Logistics Export Operative/Coordinator based near Birmingham Airport; this is an exciting opportunity to work for a 'family feel' Logistics company where it is all about delivering the best customer service and they are offering a competitive salary for the right candidate.

THE ROLE
You will be responsible for the logistics of exporting goods via sea freight. This will include the booking/planning of transport, the completion of all documentation and solving problems as they arise, at all times building relationships and keeping your suppliers and the clients updated.

THE COMPANY
My client is a leading British logistics provider headquartered in Birmingham. They have the credibility and a reputation that allows them to continue to expand within the UK and worldwide using their global infrastructure of partnerships and agents. They operate ocean freight and air freight services with a balanced portfolio of inbound and outbound blue-chip clients with an emphasis on the technological solutions that they offer.

TYPICAL DAILY JOB DUTIES - WHAT ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR?
- Arrange haulage with shipping line/hauliers.
- Using internal systems to create documentation that will enable freight to be moved to customer specifications, on time with all the necessary customs and legal documentation, including:
- Creating and updating freight bookings
- Raise customs documentation to ensure the freight can move from country to country
- Collate all documents and distribute them to customers and carriers, as required
- Preparing, processing and checking of invoices within specified deadlines prior to dispatch
- Develop and build relationships to ensure a high level of customer service is provided to clients
- Ensure pre-alert documents are on hand prior to vessel arrival
- Ensure requests and queries are resolved and actioned quickly and efficiently
- Communication with overseas agents and clients is clear precise and effective
- Accurate & timely reporting to department manager

PERSON SPECIFICATION
- Live within an easy commute of Birmingham Airport and a driver due to the location
- A minimum of 1 year experience in sea export freight forwarding
- Experience of booking and planning of transport via ocean
- Experience of shipments to and from worldwide destinations
- Experience in quoting to and invoicing of clients
- Experience in the creating of, checking of and processing of all relevant exportation documentation
- Good verbal and written communication, to provide a professional image to customers and suppliers
- The ability to instruct a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers
- The ability to prioritise a large number of tasks to ensure accuracy and deliver results with great attention to detail and a high sense of urgency

***PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE RELEVANT EXPORT EXPERIENCE***

PACKAGE AND BENEFITS
- Salary negotiable dependant on experience
- 28 days including Bank Holidays
- Pension
- Free Car Parking

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE? THEN I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Please send your cv and call Adam or Charlie on 0121 643 6954

***If you have not received a response within 48 hours, unfortunately your cv has not been selected on this occasion***

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