Freight Forwarder Operation Agent

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
24000.00 - 27000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
10 Jun 2021
Closes
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an Operations Agent to work within our expanding ocean and air team. Reporting in to our head of Field Sales, and working collaboratively with ocean and air products, this core role will focus on identifying, sourcing, developing, enhancing and maximising new business opportunities to ensure we are supporting our business growth plan.

Due to location and time constraints, we are not able to provide a huge amount of training so ideal candidate neet to have relevant experience, and be able to progress in to the role quickly.

In addition to this, we are looking for someone who understands the operational element of freight forwarding who can fulfil the following requirements:

To clearly understand the demands of shipping hazardous goods via Air and Sea whilst generating the relevant paperwork for consignments of this nature
Ensure timely bookings within ocean and air freight forwarding on customer's behalf
Prepare export documentation including data entry in accordance to the Countries requirements
Ongoing communication with customers within the UK and overseas offices regarding the movement of shipments
Preparation of certificates of origin, cargo manifest, customs clearance documentation, hazardous material and any other documentation required for the processing of goods internationally
Prepare export and import documentation and implementation in to our internal system
Raise spot quotations for both Ocean and Air freight forwarding whilst generating revenue for the business
Ideal candidate would have:

Dangerous Goods/ADR training highly desirable
Demonstrable experience within ocean and air freight forwarding
Team player with a collaborative approach and willing to share expertise
Strong commercial focus and acumen with strong influencing skills
Highly proactive self-starter with a high level of self-initiative
Proven experience in developing relationships with key stakeholders across all business unit
A good understanding of customs clearance and brokerage processes
A good understanding of cross border shipping and incoterms
A good understanding of customs clearance and brokerage processes
A good understanding of cross border shipping and incoterms
A knowledge of the shipping process surrounding Brexit and advantage but not mandatory