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Operations Supervisor - Freight Forwarding

Job Title: Operations Supervisor - Freight Forwarding
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Barking, Essex
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH11057
Contact Name: Dan Bevan
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Operations Supervisor - Freight Forwarding
Barking, Essex
£30,000 - £35,000

Role Profile
Our client is a growing and expanding international freight forwarding business. They are looking to recruit a new person for their operation in Barking as the business look to expand in their operations in the coming months. They are an established freight forwarder that offer services in Sea, Air and Road through import, export, domestic and cross trade.

You will supervise the operations team and will also be hands on with freight movements door to door, handling your own jobs and accounts:

  • Providing quotations to customers and booking the job in.
  • Arranging collection at origin and delivery at destination.
  • Working with shipping lines /airlines to book in consignments.
  • Daily communication with clients to keep them updated via phone and email, tracking their consignments throughout.
  • Attending to Customs processes CHIEF / NES.
  • Speaking to the ports / airports to resolve any problems.
  • Invoicing and processing shipping/customs documentation.

This a great opportunity for someone looking to supervisor their own freight operations team, prove themselves and subsequently grow with the business.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will come from a Freight Forwarding background where you have had exposure to handling consignments door to door.

In addition to that we are looking for someone who is:

  • Experienced in Sea, Air and Road
  • Experienced in Import, Export and Domestic movements
  • Confident on the phone.
  • Has good communication skills and able to work with the team.
  • At least 5 years of experience within forwarding / shipping.
  • Customs knowledge, ideally able to process entries in CHIEF & NES.

Client information
Our client is a growing and expanding international freight forwarding business.

£30,000 - £35,000

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