Permanent Jobs

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Permanent Jobs Jobs

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Export Coordinator

£25000 - £28000
New vacancy with a small/medium sized Freight Forwarding company located close to Feltham/Ashford

This is an Export Coordinator position where you will be handling the Export of cargo by Air, Sea & Road. The majority of shipments will be Air freight so interested candidates will need a minimum of 3 years Air Export experience.

Any experience exporting goods to the USA will be an advantage.

Duties will include:

Liaising with shippers
Arranging collections
Booking space with carriers
Cutting export documentation (HAWB/BOL)
Completing export customs entries
Providing pre-alert documents to destination offices
Keeping shippers up to date/resolving any issues
Costing files & general admin

This is a 37.5 hour per week position, Mon-Fri with shifts of 0800-1630, 0900-1730 & 0930-1800

Salary is up to GBP28k per annum depending on the level of experience

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


FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
BIRMINGHAM OFFICE

Export Freight Forwarder

£22000 - £28000

EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDER – Airfreight and/or Seafreight

£22,000 to £26,000 Depending on experience

EXPORT’s – Freight Forwarding Airfreight and/or Seafreight

Birmingham Based  (B37)

We are eager to recruit an experience EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING OPERATOR to work for a well respected and popular Freight Forwarder. The role is to handle Airfreight and/or Seafreight Export operations.

Offering a salary of £22,000 to £26,000 depending on Export freight forwarding experience. Based in the BHX/NEC/BBP area of Birmingham. 

The role responsibilities will include handling EXPORT FREIGHT FORWARDING SHIPMENTS from start to finish for Airfreight and/or Seafreight, taking enquiries and making bookings with airlines/shipping line and hauliers, raising Export shipping documentation, preparing and processing HM Customs Entries, arranging the delivery of freight to its final destination, resolving any customer service issues that may arise etc.

The successful candidate is required to have gained Freight Forwarding experience of working in operation handling Airfreight & Oceanfreight Export freight shipments.

Additional qualities required for this role, a good team player who has strong communication skills and ability to be flexible in their approach to work.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£28000 - £28000
Air Export Specialist -



Adhere to Customs Compliance procedures and documentation.
Manage and Build Customer Relationships.
Complete retrospective Customs compliance actions
Customs entry for Specialist License movements.
Ensure the Job File is fully and accurately completed reflecting all commercially relevant information and services provided.
Liaise directly with Carriers and Handling Agents to resolve exceptions and discrepancies as they arise.
Liaise directly with DGF departments on shipment planning and coordination.
Liaise directly with DGF Transport & Warehouse teams on shipment planning and coordination.
Liaise directly with overseas offices on shipment planning and coordination.
Maintain and update DFT compliance.
Maintain mandatory milestones and remarks through Logis (internal system).
Manage allocated customers against agreed SOP.
Use Logis to create, manage and maintain London Airfreight shipments.
Any other duties as required.
Update GCCS (internal complaints tool) with all required inputs including root cause and solution when assigned.
Support the measurement of Key Performance Indicators.
Contribute to the First Choice continuous improvement program.
Participate in the Weekly Team briefing sessions.
Complete all statutory and mandatory training.
Person Specification:
One years experience within the Freight Forwarding Industry.
5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C or above - or equivalent desirable.
Experience of HMRC procedures.
Commercial awareness.
Clear and concise communication skills (written and spoken).
Ability to follow processes.
Ability to support a culture of continuous improvement.
Inter-personal skills - Influencing, communication, relationship management, cultural awareness and ability to work across teams.
Knowledge of Freight Forwarding industry: Exports, exports - Must have 5 year referencing with no gaps.

FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
HEATHROW OFFICE

Airfreight Import Clerk

£25000 - £27000
Job description: Airfreight Import Clerk

Employment basis:

Full time / permanent
Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 (Monday to Friday)

Requirements:

Minimum two years airfreight import experience
Customs entry experience essential
Experience with Datafreight software advantageous

General duties:

Creation of import files
Processing of pre-alerts
Checking flight and arrivals information
Obtaining and provision of clearance instructions
Liaison with airlines / agents / clients
Preparation and submission of customs entries
Organisation of UK domestic transport / Airline collection
Invoicing files and query reconciliation
Providing client quotations
Negotiating rates with airlines
Completion of post clearance amendments
Cover for exports in the event of holiday/sickness
*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
£25000 - £28000

Import LCL Ocean Operator
Manage import process start to finish via Topaz system
Liaise with UK warehouses/clearing agents to achieve devan target of 2 working days from vessel arrival
Send NOA and invoices to UK importers prior to shipments arriving
Ensure cost estimates are entered on all jobs within the correct accounting month
Check purchase invoices are correct on receipt. Pass all correct invoices for payment and dispute anything that is not as agreed.
Ensure all operational issues are clearly documented in writing, keeping supervisor in copy of all correspondence
Access invoice queries on a daily basis via Topaz, resolve any queries and forward anything that is on your list in error to correct party
Close files after checking everything has been charged/costed and maximum profitability is achieved
Keep clients SOPs updated
Answer telephone in a timely manner
LCL Consolidations

Must have previous experience within import freight forwarding.
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£25000 - £28000
Export Ocean LCL Operator

Manage export process start to finish via Topaz system
Receive bookings from clients and issue booking confirmation
Arrange haulage with UK warehouses
Liaise with UK warehouses to book container loading
Issue manifest to warehouses
Create customs entries and associate to master
Submit AMS entries and check accuracy after submission
Issue Bill of Lading Instructions to carriers prior to documentation cut
Check Bill of Lading correct when received from carrier and highlight any errors
Send pre-alerts to overseas agents within 48 hours of sailing
Ensure cost estimates are entered on all jobs within the correct accounting month
Check purchase invoices are correct on receipt. Pass all correct invoices for payment and dispute anything that is not as agreed.
Ensure all operational issues are clearly documented in writing, keeping Export Manger in copy of all correspondence
Access invoice queries on a daily basis via Topaz, resolve any queries and forward anything that is on your list in error to correct party
Close files after checking everything has been charged/costed and maximum profitability is achieved
Answer telephone in a timely manner
LCL Consolidations

Must have previous Ocean Freight Forwarding experience
OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL
ESSEX OFFICE

Inside Sales/Logistics

£18000 - £24000
INSIDE SALES

Ideal entry level position into Logistics/Freight sales
Dealing with client quotation requests in timely manner
Negotiation of rates with suppliers and provisioning of costs
Providing leads to external sales
Quote follow up with clients to negotiate rates to secure bookings
Aftersales care to arrange bookings with overseas offices
Work closely with external sales and commercial teams to develop business

OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL
HEATHROW OFFICE

Commis Chef

£19500 - £19500
Commis Chef - Located in RG27 area.

40 hours per week.

GBP19,500 basic salary + service charge (after 3 months probabtion)

Chef whites, trousers & aprons are provided

Staff accommodation is available.

We have 2 restaurants: one is open all week for 3 services per day a la carte. In the other restaurant, the chefs cook on the open fire, this can be a la carte but is often a set menu. Last summer we also had our Sunhouse as a restaurant which is set in our ornamental garden. All chefs will gain experience across all areas but will be based predominantly in one area.

We have a farm and market garden on the grounds and grow as much of our own produce as possible. The farm has been recently certified organic and we are working towards biodynamic status. The quality of the ingredients is key to the ethos of the food here.

** IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK FROM US WITHIN 5-7 WORKING DAYS PLEASE ASSUME YOU HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL THIS TIME**


FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
£32000 - £35000
Senior Export Clerk - NIGHTS

Fantastic company, great location, immediate interviews

Candidate will have solid Export Air Knowledge (around 4-5 years) and be happy to work alone at times

Salary cGBP32K basic + GBP2.4K shift

Hours Monday to Friday, 8 hours per shift. Shift start times between 7pm and 10pm

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.