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Trailer Freight Operations Clerk

International Transport Coordinator Freight Forwarding

Due to steady growth are client is now recruiting for a Road Freight Operations specialist to join the team with an office based in Blackburn. In order to apply you will experience within Road Freight forwarding Operations. The role offers an excellent opportunity for career development in a highly respected International business.

Your role will involve essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

Arranging Road shipments throughout the UK and Europe
Planning routes and load scheduling for multi-drop deliveries
Spot quotes and pricing
Arranging collections and deliveries
Negotiating rates with carriers/ overseas agents to get the best price and transit times
Liaising effectively with both sender and receiver, providing an excellent customer service experience
Communicate with customers to re-confirm job schedules and handle issues
Administration / computer input for shipments utilising the in-house software system, accurate recording of shipment price, supplier cost and individual job information
Raising job files and all the appropriate paperwork
Processing relevant Export documentation
Invoicing and billing
Researching organisations and individuals online, bringing new leads
Meeting company targets set by management

Skills and Qualities:

Knowledge of the transportation industry (ideally across all modes: road, sea air)
An analytic mind and good numeracy skills
Excellent geographical knowledge
Acute attention to detail in gathering correct and accurate information in order to quote clients for correct size of vehicle/mode of transport required / time scale/ monitoring shipments etc
Excellent negotiation and communication skills
Strong people skills, with an ability to listen to and communicate with others
Ability to work under pressure at times
Ability to work individually but also part of a team
Ability to multi task and switch from one task to another whilst retaining accuracy
High level of spoken and written English. Other foreign languages knowledge is desirable.

It is a role that requires expertise in both import and export European freight movements gained from working for a freight forwarder you would have a proven track record at road freight operative level and some sales development ideally
You will be a team player and people person who has an energetic and enthusiastic attitude to work
We are only considering candidates who are currently working within road freight import/export operations, if you have no experience within operations please do not apply as our client will not consider you.

Benefits:
Starting salary: £20,000 with further pay rise after successful probationary period. Salary is negotiable.
Profit share / bonus on new business developed.
Office Hours 08:30-17:00 Hours Monday to Friday with 1-hour lunch break.

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North West, Lancashire
Benefits:£20k basic salary; profit share/bonus on new business developed
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:37289/FP14743/K
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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