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Export Shipping Clerk

Our client is the World leader in the manufacture of machinery in their chosen specilaist sector, with more than 700 machines in operation in more than 130 countries worldwide.

The company, with more than 40 years experience in this specialist field, is present throughout Europe, the America's, Africa, The Middle East and The Far East with a dedicated network of owned local Branches and numerous representative Agents.

We are now looking for an Exports Shipping Clerk to join the team in there Trafford Park location your role will involve handling worldwide shipping by sourcing the most cost-effective shipping methods for the business. This will be by Sea, Trailer and Air. You will be ensuring the shipments are sent complete, with compliant documentation and within the given timescales.

Role duties:

Generate shipment documentation
Negotiate best possible shipping rates with Shipping lines/Airlines and Freight Forwarders
Liase with Chamber of Commerce regarding production of letters of credit when required
Produce packing lists, Eur 1, declarations for shipments and Invoices
Generate daily manifests for Courier collections.
Book courier collections through TNT, DHL and UPS
Negotiate the best possible rates and book shipments for air, land and sea shipments from a portfolio of suppliers.
Track and investigate delayed shipments.
Communicating with internal and external Customers by phone, email and fax

Skills and Experience

Experience working as an Export Shipping Clerk from a Shipping/freight forwarder back ground
Good knowledge of Export Documentation and Export Regulations
Excellent Customer Service Skills
Competent using Microsoft office, particularly Excel
Good knowledge of exports documentation

Benefits Package

Salary £21,000 - £25,000
Yearly bonus paid in May
Contributory Pension
25 Days Holiday
Hrs - Mon - Thurs - 8am - 4.45pm Fri 8am - 3.30pm


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North West, Manchester
Benefits:£21-25k basic salary; yearly bonus; pension; 25 days holiday
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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