Import Customs and Operations Executive
This is an immediate vacancy. Its a great opportunity to join a dynamic force in the logistics sector at an exciting time in our development.
We have fought our way through the terrible effects and demands of the Coronavirus pandemic and are currently tackling the new Brexit processes and procedures.
We celebrated our 40th year of trading in 2019. We have an excellent reputation in our industry.
Salary range - GBP20,000-GBP30,000 p.a. variable according to ability and experience
We require a dedicated, self- motivated and go-ahead Import Customs and Operations person for an office-based role that entails working as a key part of our successful team here in Purfleet.
The successful candidate will be capable of good liaison with HMRC, our various customers, suppliers and sub-contractors such as shipping lines, hauliers and depots.
He/she will have the ability to maximise profitability, whenever the opportunity arises and to engage with our customers in order to grow their support.
Ideally the candidate must have a proven successful track record of 2-3 years working for a small to medium sized freight forwarder ,with experience of handling multimodal
worldwide import shipments (Air freight, Ocean freight, Road freight) and working hand in glove with our Customs team.
This role would be suitable for someone with a quick brain, who knows how to make the right decision in sometimes difficult circumstances.
A key requirement is the ability to express oneself well verbally and in writing .Excellent work presentation, spelling and grammar is essential. Good maths skills are also required.
He/ She will be reliable, punctual, and have a good understanding of all forwarding operational activities and a good knowledge of the Customs clearance process .
He/she will also have a good telephone manner; be I. T. literate with a good knowledge of CHIEF (soon to be replaced by CDS), Destin8, Word, Excel, Outlook and
PowerPoint ; be able to work well as part of a small team; have drive and ambition and be prepared to undertake office duties of a Customs clearance/Administrative nature.
Good personal presentation and interpersonal skills are essential