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Road Freight Forwarder

Our client is an industry leading Logistics and Transport service, specialists in areas of the logistics supply chain demanding ultra-focused standards of support with customers throughout all areas of the business. Applying a high focus on digital excellence with technology supported by skilled multi-lingual team offering exemplary standards of sales and customer service.

We are now looking for a Road Freight forwarder based in Preston, your role will involve

Process bookings from customer by phone/email.
Book transport with European hauliers.
Handling and coordinating the customs procedures now that the UK has left the EU.
Handle the coordination of freight (road, air or ocean)
Handle all operational aspects of import and export file management
Liaise with third party hauliers for planning any additional capacity
Produce a range of freight documentation including DGN's and bills of lading
Build and maintain a good working relationship with internal and external clients.
Liaise with all relevant parties to ensure that expectations are met during the movement of cargo.
Work closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines
Manage reports and provide clients with regular updates on costs, opportunities, and contract performance
Purchase and sales invoicing.
Build / maintain relationships with clients

In order to apply you will have

Freight forwarding background ideally gained in trailer/road freight although we will consider sea or air freight skilled candidates too. Your extensive knowledge of the processes and all operational aspects of import and export file management coupled with strong organisational and communication skills are key to the success in this role. Your proactive approach, drive, resilience and focus on targets will be the key to your success.

Benefits

Salary from £27,000 £35,000 dependent on experience (with regular reviews)
Hybrid working
Generous bonus structure
Life insurance Death in Service (following successful probationary period)
Employee Assistance Programme - because everyone needs little support now and then (covering financial, mental health, and physical wellbeing)
Staff discounted ferry ticket scheme
25 days holiday plus Birthday Day off
Free annual flu vaccination
A range of discounts and deals with our company perks scheme
Training and personal development
Support with professional qualifications - to help you achieve your career goals
Home office working arrangements - all equipment provided (laptop, monitor chair and even a desk if needed)
Cycle to work scheme
Social events - trips to the pub, summer BBQs, hiking trips etc

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North West, Lancashire
Benefits:£27,000-35,000 basic salary; hybrid working; bonus; life insurance; employee assistance programme; staff discounts and perks; 25 days holiday plus your birthday; training; cycle to work; social events
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:39935/FP16022/K
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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