European Road Freight Operator

Michael Page
07 May 2024
16 May 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

We are actively looking to engage shipping, freight and road transport professionals with as passion for freight forwarding for a new role as a European Road Freight Operator in Nottingham!

Client Details

My client is a market-leader in the shipping industry and has offices based across the world (in Germany, Spain, USA & more recently in the Far East). You will be joining a fast-pace environment assisting in finding logistics solutions for some of the world's largest industrial, retail & FMCG based freight forwarding customers. My client focuses on searching air freight, sea freight & road freight solutions, which are both cost effective & time sensitive.


As a European Road Freight Operator you will report in to the Freight Supervisor, in Nottingham, on a daily basis. You will be responsible for the following areas for responsibility:

  • Preparing road freight pricing & customer quotations - Informing about the freight prices, port charges, cost of special documents, insurance prices as well as prices for handling the goods
  • Organising transport through third party transit means - such as full loads, part loads, courier and dedicated transport.
  • Providing valid insurance for the vehicles - trucks and trailers
  • Providing appropriate transportation means with adequate load capacity
  • Handling customs entries and arranging billings for VAT/Duties
  • Ensuring, booking and conducting customs clearance.


The successful candidate will have an expansive background in the freight forwarding industry with a bias towards either road freight. The ideal European Road Freight Operator will have the following skills and experience:

  • 2+ year's experience in freight forwarding in either road or air freight
  • Experience of pricing, quotation and planning customer deliveries across road, air & sea freight.
  • Desirable experience of customs compliance
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Knowledge of INCOTerms is advantageous
  • Commutable to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Job Offer

  • 24,000- 38,000 - Basic Salary
  • Structured commission and bonus model
  • 25+8 days annual leave
  • Access to a growing career ladder
  • World-class training & development within one of the UK's fastest growing markets