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

 

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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

Night Export Clerk

£18000 - £20000
Night Export Clerk is required to join this top agent based close to LHR

You will be working a shift of:

Monday to Friday
Hours: 19.00 - 03.00 - basic salary cGBP18, 000-GBP20,000 plus GBP4k shift pay

Candidate must be confident in Export Operations to a level where you can work independently

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

Courier Express Agent

£9.20 - £9.20
Our client is looking for a Courier Express Agent to work Saturday and Sunday 5am to 5pm, the main role is to oversee and assist the loading of express material within a secure facility.
In addition, you will be required to undertake computer data capture within our operations office in the same building. Full training will be given on all aspects of our operation.
You are expected to maintain accurate and up-to-date data that will be shared and accessed through our in-house system.

Job brief
The Courier Express Agent position main role is to oversee and assist the loading of express material within a secure facility.
In addition, you will be required to undertake computer data capture within our operations office in the same building. Full training will be given on all aspects of our operation.
You are expected to maintain accurate and up-to-date data that will be shared and accessed through our in-house system.

Responsibilities
Overseeing the buildup of courier traffic in readiness to dispatch to aircraft
Transfer data from paper formats into airline systems
Alerting the Airlines of final load information
Liaising with both Customers and Airlines in terms of space and allocations
Verify data by comparing it to source documents
Taking in deliveries for our express Products
Sort, scan and organise paperwork after entering data to ensure it is no items are missing
Assisting within our warehouse operations.
Requirements
Knowledge of the Airline Cargo industry preferable but not essential
Experience as data entry clerk within the airline industry, preferred but not essential
Good knowledge of the Microsoft Package (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
Good command of English both oral and written and outstanding customer service skills
Excellent telephone manner
Ability to communicate with others
Five years traceable employment & education history
Provision of a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Form to confirm suitability to work within a Secure Building Facility
A good general level of physical fitness enabling the ability to lift courier bags / items up to 32kgs in weight.
Training
Dangerous Goods Awareness (Provided)
Health & Safety (Provided)
Level EU Security Training (Provided)
Fire Training (Provided)
Manual Handling (Provided)
* 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

Airfreight Export Clerk

£25000 - £30000
This small-medium sized Freight Forwarding company located very close to London Heathrow are now looking to add an additional Export Clerk to their team of operators.

The ideal candidate will have good experience with end to end Air Exports for a Freight Forwarding company, and have completed the full process including Export customs clearance.

This role will involve shipping cargo to various global locations, but any experience shipping to the African continent, specifically South Africa would be an advantage for this role. You will be working within a team of 5-10 experienced clerks, in a comfortable and enjoyable working environment.

This is a Mon-Fri role, 0900-1730, salary will be up to GBP30k based on experience.

*We are only able to accept applications from candidates with the required experience for this role, if you dont her from us your application has been unsuccessful.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Freight Operations Clerk

£28000 - £32000
This Freight Forwarding agent based in North Hampshire are now recruiting for an Operations Co-ordinator to work within a multi modal operations team.

The candidate will be responsible for 2-3 key accounts within the defence and aerospace sectors.

Required Skills:

Multi modal operational experience (imports & exports)
Ability to work well within a team - crucial for the role
Time critical experience would be an advantage
Customs procedure experience (IPR/OPR, carnets, temporary exports, BRG), this is an important element of the role.
who would like to apply for this role will need to have a minimum of 3-5 years Freight Forwarding operational experience. This is a Mon-Fri 37.5hrs per week role, salary up to GBP32k P/A based on experience.

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@firstchoiceuk.com

*We can only accept applications from candidates with the required experience for this role. If you dont hear from us you have been unsuccessful.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Air Export Clerk

£25000 - £30000
New exciting position has become available to join this great agent

Predominately an Air Export role looking after airfreight Automotive export operations

We are Looking for someone with airfreight export experience, commercially sound, good airline negotiator and who works well within a team

You will be fully conversant with all aspects of airfreight exports and customs.

Salary will be around GBP25k - GBP30k

Monday to Friday 9-5.30

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
£20000 - £24000
Customer Service Clerk
Colnbrook
Our client based in Colnbrook is currently recruiting for a Customer Service Clerk for their international courier company.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in customer service for an international logistics or Freight Forwarding company. The client would also consider someone with office based customer service experience, that isnt necessarily within the international logistics or Freight Forwarding industry.
Position Overview
Customer service is the first point of contact for customers and most suppliers. Therefore it is essential that the customer service assistant is able to work pro-actively and under pressure.
Essential Job Functions

Answering the telephone
Responding to emails
Taking customer bookings
Arranging insurance
Liaising with service providers
Handling customers queries and complaints
Providing quotes
Updating AIMS with PODS and any handling reports
Non-essential Job Functions
Contacting customers for commercial invoices
Contacting customers or agents when there is a problem with the collection or delivery
Sending off hardcopy PODS to other offices
Requirements
As the main point of contact, the role requires somebody who is confident on the phone and remains calm under pressure. The assistant must have a good basic knowledge of countries and be able to advise on areas such as transit times & collection time cut offs.
Other Skills/Abilities
Good knowledge of Word and Excel software
French speaking would be beneficial
Excellent telephone manner
Ability to work under pressure

*We are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the required assistance for this role, if you don't hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.




FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£19000 - £21000
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS x2
INTERNATIONAL COURIER INDUSTRY

Salary GBP19k-GBP21k

Hours of work: 0900-17:30 or 10:00am-18:00

Our client based near Heathrow is currently recruiting for two Customer Service Agents who may have international courier experience however non industry candidates with customer service experience will also be considered.

Essential requirements for the position are an excellent telephone manner and IT skills. Ideally you will have worked in a similar position for a minimum of 1 year

Duties include:
Answering the telephone
Responding to emails
Taking customer bookings
Arranging insurance
Liaising with service providers
Handling customers queries and complaints
Providing quotes
Updating AIMS with PODS and any handling reports

Please send your CV to kellie.buckley@firstchoiceuk.com

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

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£40000 - £45000
Air & Ocean Modal Manager profile

Responsible for management of regional central operations for Air & Ocean team
Reporting to Control Tower Manager Europe
Key skills

Strong international Air & Ocean background across key markets within leading Air Freight Forwarder / Shipping line or 3PL (FCL & LCL EU import/export and cross trade) ideally within a control tower environment
Experience of core Air & Ocean freight trade - lanes and markets (Americas/APAC/Europe)
Previous team & people management experience
Budget management and cost control experience
Team training, coaching/development & recruitment
Relevant European language fluency an advantage
Sounds knowledge of Air & Marine Transport regulations
Good inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
Ability to demonstrate analytical and logical thinking
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Demonstrated strong and effective organizational skills
Previous automotive logistics experience a benefit
Responsibilities

Operational management of Multi customer CT Air & Ocean team.
Ensuring transport activities are managed in accordance with internal and customer service requirements
Management of operational margins for modal transport
Maximisation of container fill for consolidations
Outsourced cross dock performance
On-time delivery of cargo in line with customer service requirements
Pricing for new business proposals within remit
Re-enforce and maintain a culture to deliver continuous improvement to improve customer service
Drive & support activities to reduce transport cost and improve margins
Collaborate to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives as required
In accordance with the quality system, direct investigations to address service concerns
Plan, organise and manage the team to ensure that work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organisational requirements
Team training, development & recruitment
Management of problem solving and corrective actions as appropriate
Customer service ownership existing customer base
Ensure teams are working within company standards, putting in place necessary corrective actions to address deviations.

Must have Previous Freight Forwarding Background.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£30000 - £35000
Customs Entry - Shipping Coordinator -
Preparation and execution of essential shipping paperwork for both Export & Imports Input Export & Import customs entries to ASM Sequoia Requesting internal resources required to carry out each job to meet strict deadlines Liaise with departments across the business to ensure jobs run smoothly Making and taking of supplier calls and negotiation of shipping rates devising Co-ordinators of flight options and rates In addition to the above, there may be a need for additional support within other our group departments in times of high workload and to help solve problems. You may also be called upon to work out-of-hours and at weekends. Training will be provided both on the job and relevant external training is supported.
At least 3 years experience in a similar role within the shipping industry / Freight Forwarding Knowledge of airfreight and customs processes A methodical approach, with a high attention to detail Excellent computer literacy Well-developed numerical and analytical skills Able to work well under pressure and manage time effectively Excellent communication and customer service skills both internally and externally Experience with ASM Sequoia or similar customs system Advantageous Confident in using the CHIEF system A background in freight forwarding Knowledge of aviation security Experience booking sea freight or airfreight with external suppliers
Benefits include annual leave starting at 23 days and increasing with length of service, pension scheme, season ticket loan, cycle scheme, life assurance, health insurance to cover long term illnesses.

Must have Customs Entry experience from start to finish.