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
ESSEX OFFICE

AirFreight Coordinator

£26000 - £27000
Air Freight Coordinator -

Must have previous Export Airfreight forwarding experience, dealing with quotations requests, responding to overseas agents. Dealing with quotations to various suppliers. cargowise system.
Reply to quotation requests in a timely manner. Respond via email to overseas agents to confirm notification of any pre-alert. Send out quotations to various suppliers to compare costs, transit time and service. Prepare quotes through Cargowise quotation system and send on to the agent or shipper. Acknowledge back to the shipper / agent via email confirmation of any shipments won. Clarify existing agents costs are being charged based on previous shipment costs. Request full shipping instructions & authority from overseas regarding shipping lines & coloaders to proceed with shipment. Communicate back to the shipper regarding consignee / agent approval to proceed with relevant dates. Making bookings with co-loader or shipping via email or portals. Arrange collection with co-loader LCL or shipping line for FCL
dealing with the whole process from bookings, to arranging delivery to final destination.
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£25000 - £28000
Airfreight & Sea freight Import Clerk (Mandarin Speaker preffered)
Monday-Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description:
Handling air /sea imports start-finish
Dealing with queries
Raise invoice and finalise job files
Supporting the Freight operations team
Liaising with customers, airlines and other company branches
Completing Import Customs entries with necessary HMRC and in-house systems (preferable)
Review and prepare all relevant documentation for all aspects of the transportation of goods
Requirements:
Handling air /sea imports start-finish
A good level of English and Mandarin (oral and written)
Bachelor degree with UK working permit
Must have previous air/sea import experience start-finish (Minimum 1 year)
Export, international logistics and E-commerce is preferable
Familiar with using Excel, Word & Outlook
Key Skills:
Self-motivated
Good attention to detail
Strong communications and organisational skills
Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@firstchoiceuk.com
*If you dont hear from us your application has been unsuccessful


FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£23000 - £27000
Airfreight & Sea freight Customs Clearance Import Clerk (French Speaking Preferred)
Monday-Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: GBP23,000.00 to GBP27,000.00 per annum
Key Responsibilities / Duties:
Handling air /sea imports start-finish
Dealing with queries
Raise invoice and finalise job files
Supporting the Freight operations team
Liaising with customers, airlines and other company branches
Completing Import Customs entries with necessary HMRC and in-house systems
Review and prepare all relevant documentation for all aspects of the transportation of goods
Required Experience
Experience in the freight forwarding industry
Experience with customs clearances (essential)
Key Skills:
Self-motivated
Good attention to detail
Strong communications and organisational skills
A good level of English, oral and written
Familiar with using Excel, Word & Outlook
French (priority)
Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@firstchoiceuk.com
*If you don't hear from us your application has been unsuccessful
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£25000 - £25000
Fantastic company are looking to add an experienced Export Sea Freight operator to their busy team based close to the Winchester/ Southampton area

Ideal candidate will have the following:


Responsibilities:

To quote Members for Exports
To process all export shipments
To calculate and / or check the freight and delivery charges
To check any operational details with the Member and/or receiving agent as necessary
To liaise with Members ensuring all necessary customs, contact, insurance and contract details are correct
To ensure all documents are received by receiving agent in time for customs clearance
To arrange with Agents with regard to delivery
To communicate all relevant details to both overseas agents and members
Up-date computer system and files ensuring that all relevant information are correct
To create sales invoices and approve purchase invoices for payment as necessary
To check with the accounts department payments to be made to suppliers
To check any change to customs procedures and update as necessary
Monitor changes to freight rates & exchange rates and updated accordingly

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@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

Import Airfreight Clerk

£25000 - £28000
Fantastic opportunity has become available for an Air Import Clerk to join this excellent, professional Freight Forwarder locally based to LHR

Candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience within an Import Airfreight role and be confident from start to finish including Customs Entries.

Hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30

Salary is between GBP25,000 - GBP28,000 depending on experience.

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@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
£19000 - £20000
Fantastic opportunity has become available for a junior Export clerk to join this professional friendly forwarder

Ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of Exports Sea/Air/Road operations and have worked in a similar role ideally 6-12 months plus

Support will be given in areas not known

PC Literate
Confident telephone manner

Salary up to GBP20k for the right applicant

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@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
ESSEX OFFICE

Junior Export Clerk-

£18500 - £20000
Junior Export Clerk required to join this well respected forwarder.

An opportunity has arisen to join a friendly, well respected Freight Forwarder in the Essex area.

Working mainly with LCL & FCL Bookings, Incoterms, & shipments the main duties will be to liaise with shipping lines, hauliers and co-loaders, invoice and close files once jobs have been completed. Training will be given in Consols.

The position would suit a candidate who has basic knowledge and ideally worked on Deep Sea shipments howvere training can be provided.

Candidate will have:

Confident communication skills
IT literate. Excel & Word Basic

Must have 6 months to 1 years experience

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@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
Job Title: Time Critical Customer Service Agent
Hours: 37.5 per week / mixed shifts / 0600-1500 / 0800-1700 / 0900-1800 / 1100-2000
Salary: GBP20k-GBP30k P/A based on experience

Purpose of the Role:

Aid and assist clients in all phases of consignment preparation for time critical shipments
Handle and monitor client activities ensuring compliance with all agreed company policies.

Main Duties:

Processing of consignment orders from clients via email, telephone and via the online booking portal, (which includes routing, classifying of service type, establishing a deadline and printing the job order)
Managing the green light approval process for consignments destined to non-EU destinations.
To assist in providing clients with continuous status notifications and performing the necessary follow-ups (which includes relaying details pertaining to flight and customs delays, proof of deliveries, additional charges, resolutions, etc).
Monitoring and actioning of client emails via the shared mailboxes.
Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
Calculating and arranging the positioning of suitable temperature-controlled packaging & logger supplies.
Tracking and tracing consignments and providing the client with status updates throughout transit.
Working in conjunction with the pricing team to provide clients with requested quotations in a timely manner.

Experience Required:

Specialist (time sensitive/temp controlled) courier operations experience (clerical/office based)
Customer services experience
Comprehensive understanding of courier/freight operations including Import/Export/Warehouse & Transport.
Excellent understanding of world geography.
Comprehensive understanding of the various temperature-controlled packaging solutions available on to forwarders.
Understanding of transit milestones (COB/POD etc)

*We can only accept applications from canididates with the stated required experience for this role, if you don't hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£28000 - £30000
Job Title: Control Group Agent (Nights)
Hours: 4 on 4 off NIGHTS (12 hour shifts)
Salary: Up to GBP30k P/A based on experience

New opportunity to join this time critical Freight Forwarding agent in the capacity of a control group agent. Please note this is a permanent nights role.

Purpose of the Role:

Handle and monitor all operational activities ensuring compliance with all agreed company policies.
Handle and monitor all live activities ensuring adherence to agreed rate structures and pricing policies.
To work collaboratively with customer service and sales to ensure maximum client satisfaction.

Main Duties:

Work as part of the daily operations of the LHR team
Managing daily email volumes in the applicable inboxes.
Develop and implement customer focused operational policies and procedures
Assist with complex and escalated operational issues in accordance with the team leads/manager
Monitor accuracy of reporting and data base information
To on a daily basis ensure compliance to all agreed company policies, procedures and pricing structures.
Provide cover for general customer service processes & procedures when required

Experience Required:

Specialist (time sensitive/temp controlled) courier operations experience (clerical/office based)
Customer services experience
Comprehensive understanding of courier/freight operations including Import/Export/Warehouse & Transport.
Excellent understanding of world geography.
Comprehensive understanding of the various temperature-controlled packaging solutions available on to forwarders.
Understanding of transit milestones (COB/POD etc)

*We can only accept applications from candidate with the required stated experience for this role, if you do't hear from us your application has been unsuccessful