Freight & Logistics

Freight, courier, logistics and supply chain

FCS is a one of the leading names in this specialised sector, covering Permanent, Temporary and Interim contracts.

For over 25 years FCS have worked with all Companies from small to PLCs and are on the majority of PSLs enabling them to offer outstanding new opportunities.

First Choice is well placed with strategic offices in Essex, London, Heathrow, Banbury, Birmingham and Manchester to assist you with any requirements from trainee to director level.

The team have all worked in their chosen fields and are best positioned to help and guide you. Combine this with their global network coverage in 25 Countries and they really are your First Choice.

Current Freight, Courier, Logistics & Supply Chain vacancies

 

Relocation, Removals and Global Mobility

 

FCS has a specialised division recruiting professionals in the UK and overseas within the International Moving & Relocation Industry.

Whether you need assistance in finding an experienced export porter, a dedicated Move Coordinator to be sole point of contact for your corporate client, an International Sales Estimator meeting private individuals or company employees in their home or a Branch Manager Position within your organisation, FCS can help.

Having staff worked personally within the Moving and Relocation Industry, we really do understand the market and a company’s recruitment requirements, so for UK or International Moving & Relocation requirements, make First Choice Staff, your first point of call.

Current Relocation, Removals and Global Mobility vacancies

Freight & Logistics Jobs

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Senior Import Clerk

£28000 - £30000
Senior Import Clerk required to join a large and respect Freight Forwarding organisation located close to Heathrow.

Candidate will have a minimum of 3-4 years experience in Airfreight Imports.

The role will include the full range of Airfreight Import duties, including:

Liaising with overseas offices
Providing rates
Processing pre-alerts
Import customs clearance
Liaising with consignee's for clearance instructions & delivery info
Calculate storage and apply storage charges
Invoicing
Liaise with warehouses/hauliers/airlines
Customs Entries
import department is multi modal so any experience with Ocean Imports would be beneficial but not essential, there will be the opportunity to cross train on Ocean & Road.

Hours are: Monday to Friday 0900-1730

Salary is between GBP28k & GBP30k, excellent annual bonus on offer plus perks

Please send C.Vs direct to steven.pitt@firstchoiceuk.com

*We can only accept applications from candidates with the required experience for this role, if you don't hear from us your application has been unsuccessful
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
ESSEX OFFICE

Customs Manager

£40000 - £50000
Customs Manager

Our client operates worldwide and can offer a full range of services in the UK, across Europe and Internationally across all trade routes.
We are now seeking an experienced Customs Manager to head up a new department within the company.
Job Role

Manage a team to facilitate the movement of goods by Road and Sea on behalf of customers and to ensure that all Customs Activity performed by all departments within the company is to the standard for our AEO accreditation.
Audit the Customs warehouse(s) to ensure adherence with HMRC procedures and be an advisory on Customs matters for Customs warehouse Sites
Effectively manage the Customs import and export activity, to ensure adherence with HMRC procedures and clients instructions, this may include CFSP Customs function
Manage the relevant team members and provide them with direction and support in their roles.
Assist in managing the companys usage of the deferment with HMRC per calendar month, ensuring the companys limit is sufficient for the business requirements
Assist in the management for the companys usage of the Community Guarantee over a 7-day period. Ensuring the companys limit is sufficient for the business requirements.
Review monthly financial reporting.
Provide guidance and advice for clients on UK Customs operations, with potential visits to VIP clients on behalf of the company.
Provide monthly KPI reports on activity from the team
To agree SOPs and SLAs with key customers
To evaluate and monitor performance of the department
Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
Experience Required

Recognised academic qualifications within the Customs Industry
Previous experience as a Customs Manager
Key Skills

To maintain an up to date working knowledge of all HMRC and related fiscal matters.
Ability to manage an administrative and operational customs team.
Ability to work to deadlines within a pressurised environment.
Excellent knowledge of the ASM or similar Customs Operating Software used by the company
Extensive knowledge of both Import and Export HMRC Processes
Classification of goods using the HMRC Tariff
Road and Ocean freight operation procedures
Excellent customer service skills
Strong numeracy/literacy essential
Commercially minded
Highly organised with ability to work under pressure and to deadline
Problem solving & investigative skills
Presentation of Documents/Spreadsheets
Must be fully conversant with Customs applications such as CHIEF, CNS, Destin8, NCTS, NES etc and have a good understanding of ETSF warehouse processes
Flexible in regard to working hours (some weekend work may be required

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£30000 - £35000
Import Customs Supervisor

The Supervisor will be responsible for managing the team on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that the individuals understand their own workflow and the importance of that work flow are, but not limited to

Description

Ensuring that all clearance processes are completed in a compliant and timely manner.
The supervisor will ensure that the team work in harmony with other internal departments within the organisation and within the team itself, to ensure all parties are performing to the highest standard with a mindset that customer satisfaction is paramount, ensuring all Customs SLAs are met.
Overseeing conformance with associated Customs regimes, company policies and procedures and shall deal with non-conformance in line with those procedures. There shall be a close link to the finance department in order that compliance with our clients financial policies and facilities is maintained.


The achievement of a successful end-to-end shipping process.
Ensuring the highest standards of customer service, ensuring
Customs compliance within the team
Resolving any areas of non-compliance and solving problems in an effective and timely manner
Managing and motivating the team with effective and open communication, to ensure that they achieve their targets.
Understand and implement Company policies, procedures and practices in order to correctly manage the team and the business being operated and managed within that team
Develop strong working knowledge and relationships within the organisation - possess strong networking skills
Key Skills

Demonstrate experience within an operational Customs environment, managing International Logistics Customs documentation for at least 3 years
Demonstrate experience of managing HMRC obligations around Customs/import/export
Numerical skills essential, with excellent data handling and developing others in this area
Skilled negotiator, communicator and relationship manager when dealing will all parties involved in the import/export Customs process
Customer focused, both internally with colleagues and externally with clients
Must be fully conversant with Customs applications such as CHIEF, CNS, Destin8, NCTS, NES etc and have a good understanding of ETSF warehouse processes
Flexible to hours of work
this role requires a rota for shifts during weekend. can be orgainised to work from home weekends.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£20000 - £23000
Courier Customer Service Clerk required to join our small client based in Colnbrook

Candidate is required to have a minimum of 1 years experience within a Courier Customer Service position.

Daily duties include:

Post-flights
Entering PODS
Quoting customer prices for shipments
Customer Service
are Monday - Friday 08:00 till 17:00

Salary is between GBP20,000 - GBP23,000 depending on experience

Please send C.Vs direct to leanne.kennelly@firstchoiceuk.com

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful*

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£18000 - £20000
Trainee Export Coordinator - Chinese Speaker -

Immediate Starter

Main Duties
- Creating Bills of Lading from information that has already been put into the system
- Creating invoices, again from the information already on the system
- Submitting bill of lading instructions manually and electronically
- Submitting export customs entries
Checking and processing letters of credit

Processing technical and sales orders via company management system

Customer communication and attention to details

Liaising with shipping company/line


Chinese speaking/written candidate will be consider first


Exporting scrap materials includes paper, plastic and metal across the world and focusing SE Asia, EU and Africa market.



Excellent bonus from 5-7% per year if target achieved.
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
ESSEX OFFICE

Export Coordinator

£30000 - £30000
Export Coordinator

Main Duties
- Creating Bills of Lading from information that has already been put into the system
- Creating invoices, again from the information already on the system
- Submitting bill of lading instructions manually and electronically
- Submitting export customs entries
Checking and processing letters of credit

Processing technical and sales orders via company management system

Customer communication and attention to details

Liaising with shipping company/line

Compiling all required export documentation eg ,Annex 7, bill of lading.
- Good background working with various shipping line/forwarder.
Knowledge with Environmental Agency on export requirement but not essential
Chinese speaking/written candidate will be consider first
Min 2 years work experiences in logistics level.
Recycling industries background will be consider first.

Exporting scrap materials includes paper, plastic and metal across the world and focusing SE Asia, EU and Africa market.

WILL CONSIDER PART TIME WORKER OR TRAINEE.

Excellent bonus from 5-7% per year if target achieved.
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£21000 - £25000
Modern, dynamic international courier company are looking to add an additional member to their growing team. This company provide an excellent working environment, and staff incentives (detailed below)

This company is looking for an individual with high call volume/call centre experience.

Duties to include:
Answering high volume incoming calls and dealing with customer queries
Providing advice and guidance on shipping regulations and restrictions
Tracking and monitoring shipments in transit
Assisting customers with booking their shipments online
Dealing with transit issues and delay, including failed collections
Resolving delivery issues on our customers behalf
Liaising with Customs Authorities in other countries when needed
Building relationships with new and existing clients
Dealing with customer complaints, and resolving them over the phone

Applicant criteria:
A minimum typing speed of 45 wpm is required
Experience of working with office programs such as Outlook and Word, is essential.
Excellent communication skills are a must, both written and verbal.
Goods levels of diplomacy, when dealing with customer queries, are essential.
Ability to multi-task is a must, as is the ability to think on your feet.
3 years customer services experience in the express courier industry is preferred, but not essential.
Call centre experience will be an advantage.
Experience of dealing with consumer complaints is desirable

Monday to Friday 09:30 - 18:00
20 days holiday (increases after 3 & 5 years)
Birthday off (paid)
Special discounts on various products & services
BUPA Private Medical Care after 3 years service
Salary up to GBP25k for right applicant

You will be responsible for managing customer relationships; taking ownership of and following through on exceptions until their conclusion. The job is essentially about problem solving; deciding on the best course of action to resolve each problem or delay as quickly as possible; whilst keeping all parties informed. Time management is imperative. This role is not about taking 300 calls a day; its instead focused on pro-actively tracking; monitoring and resolving delays on our customers behalf; so the phone does not ring in the first place!

Please send C.V's direct to leanne.kennelly@firstchoiceuk.com

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.

If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.



FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Senior Export Clerk

£27000 - £30000
Our client are now looking to add a new member to their Export team. This is an exciting and challenging position in niche Freight Forwarding.

Successful candidate will ideally have a minimum of 4 years experience with Airfreight Exports, Seafreight experience would also be beneficial however not a necessity.

Duties will include but not limited too;

Accepting new Export bookings
Booking space with airlines
Arranging haulage
Creating Export documentation (HAWB/MAWB etc)
Export customs entries
Pre-alerting overseas agents
File billing
General customer service, providing shipment updates etc

Occasional monitoring of shipments out of hours is required

Hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 plus 1 Saturday in 12 between 09:00 and 12:00 - Saturday roster is not paid as overtime as it is included in the salary.

Salary is between GBP27,000 - GBP30,000 depending on experience

Please send C.Vs direct to leanne.kennelly@firstchoiceuk.com

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.

If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£25000 - £30000
This market leading Freight Forwarder are now looking to recruit new team members for their Export Gateway Team. This is global organisation who offer real long term career prospects.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an Airfreight Export role for a Freight Forwarder or Cargo Handling company.

4 on 4 off (days & nights) 0700 to 1900 (day shift) and 1900-0700 (night shift

Salary is up to GBP27k basic + shift allowance + O/T

Brief overview of duties:

Achieve personal and operational targets and report any problems that may affect performance i.e. prepare paperwork for customs and airlines or monitor inbound/outbound flights
Ensure shipment procedures are followed according to operational procedures and highlight any concerns to the line manager i.e. generate manifests or security letters
Prime function to ensure the accurate completion of export documentation
Dealing with the warehouse and external customer queries
Matching export records for export customs using the NES system
General filing & document splitting

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.