Shipping Clerk

This job has now closed, click here to view similar opportunities

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire | Ref: BBBH21214

£22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + +Pension

Shipping Clerk
£22000 - £24000

The Role

Based in Nottingham, Cast UK is representing a small family run import business who is looking to expand their Shipping team. This is a role that will require the successful candidate to possess strong Import knowledge, Administration Skills, with an excellent attitude towards their career and working within a team. As well as this you would be expected to:

  • To raise new purchase orders and to create new item cards/vendors details on the software system. Sending orders to suppliers.
  • Checking all supplier sales confirmations, specifications and certificates of analysis against order agreements.
  • Co-ordinate goods to be sent to ports in China. Group goods accordingly to achieve maximum cost-efficiencies and, working with freight forwarder, organise for goods to be shipped to the UK.
  • Receiving of documents and emails regarding shipping details with invoices, packing list, bills of lading and DGNs. Checking all documents and setting up of shipping files, allocating documents against the relevant purchase orders.
  • Ensure documents correctly comply with HMRC requirements including correct tariff code allocation.
  • To liaise with shipping agents on a regular basis to ensure smooth delivery of goods and to build close working relations.
  • Regular checking on the progress of all worldwide shipments to ensure timely delivery into UK warehouse, and to keep the team informed on progress.
  • Liaising with the warehouse to arrange delivery dates.
  • To resolve any issues and discrepancies with suppliers once goods received.
  • Checking and processing of all supplier invoices, and recording on department spreadsheets.

Knowledge / Experience Required

  • Previous imports or shipping or freight forwarding experience essential.
  • A proficient level of numeracy and maths required with the ability to calculate weights and dimensions relating to drums/containers being shipped.
  • High level of attention to detail, as well as possessing strong communication and customer service skills are necessary.
  • Previous experience of using different currencies would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of tariff codes would be an advantage.
  • IT literate with good working knowledge of MS Office (Excel/Word/Outlook).


£22,000 - £24,000 + Pension

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

We're here to help

Please note that all telephone calls are recorded for training & monitoring purposes
Man On Phone