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Sea & Airfreight Operator

Are you customer focused and a strong team player?

We are looking for a Sea & Airfreight Operator to join our international operations department. This is an exciting opportunity that involves organising and arranging sea and airfreight shipments both import and export.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide freight solutions, to maintain communication and control throughout the process and to build and develop relationships with suppliers to engender loyalty to ensure quality and continuity of service.

Key Duties

  • To manage the sea and airfreight operations from receipt of bookings from customers to arranging collection and booking cargo with carriers.
  • To request and gather quotations from suppliers in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To generate export booking confirmations/import arrival notices and advising sales account managers accordingly.
  • To manage sea/air freight export customs entries via an agent.
  • To prepare documentation for import clearance, keeping track of entries and arranging deliveries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To maintain communication and control throughout all phases of the sea/air freight operations process ensuring all necessary information is communicated to colleagues and third parties to ensure the operation runs smoothly to achieve deadlines.

To succeed

You will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure. You will be expected to use your own initiative, be customer focused and a strong team player.

Is this role for you?

You should have previous experience working in a similar role and in a fast-paced environment.

You will have a proactive and practical approach to providing freight solutions.

What you’ll get in return

We offer a competitive salary, 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, contributory pension scheme and a friendly office environment. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and therefore operate Monday to Friday 9 – 5 pm working hours.

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter.