Job Description

Our Client is an established Freight Forwarder who are looking to recruit an experienced Import Operative to join their busy import team.

Working 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, with a 1hr break each day.

The role of Import Operative will involve, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

1. Monitor pre-alerts from foreign agents and raise import files.
2. Create records in the ERTS system ready for clearance.
3. Ensure all relevant and legal documentation is in place for the Customs Clearance.
4. Complete and check customs entries, checking the CPC to be used after receiving instructions from the client.
5. Check the status of the clients deferment account and organise payment to HM Customs if funds are not available.
6. Ensure the client file is completed with the release information before delivery is organised.
7. Support the management with deliveries in transport department taking into consideration size, value, location and urgency of delivery.
8. Carry out accurate and timely billing for client accounts.
9. Undertake additional duties, or assist other members of staff, as may be reasonably requested by your manager or the directors.

The knowledge, skills and experience required from our Import Operative is:

· Hold a full UK driving licence (essential).
· Have a good knowledge of the English language, both verbal and written (essential).
· Able to prioritise and organise own workload to tight deadlines (essential).
· Strong communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively at all levels (essential).
· Be a team player; by working well with members of staff across all departments (essential).
· Sound knowledge of IT - Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of sing a CRM system (essential).
· Experience of transporting valuable goods (desirable).
· Knowledge of E-customs Platform and/or Boxtop (desirable).
· Knowledge of the local area (desirable).

Due to the nature of the role, there are also a number of compulsory checks that must be carried out:
· A criminal record check - basic disclosure, carried out by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
· A full 5 year reference history, with any gaps in employment scrutinised and accounted for.

Salary between GBP32K and GBP35K depending on experience
Benefits / Additional information:
Annual Leave;
28 days per annum (including 8 national holidays).
Annual leave days increase with longevity.
Additional discretionary leave given over Christmas period.
Annual Salary Reviews & Performance Bonuses;
Salaries reviewed annually and are increased based on performance & longevity.
Discretionary bonuses are awarded based on performance.
Full uniform & company phone provided (where required).
An opportunity to progress your career across the business.
Other benefits;
Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility).
Free access to Maji - an independent digital financial wellbeing platform & coach to help you manage and save your money.
Cycle To Work Scheme administered through Green Commute Initiative (subject to qualifying criteria).
Electric Car Scheme administered through The Electric Car Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria).
Enhanced sickness and maternity pay (subject to qualifying criteria).
* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
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