Export Shipping Clerk - Automotive, Birmingham

Willis Global Ltd
27 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading UK owned Global Logistics Provider offering import and export services via air and sea is recruiting for an experienced Export Shipping Clerk to work within the company's Automotive dept.

Duties & Responsibilities;

Using internal systems to create documentation that will enable freight to be moved to customer specifications, on time with all the necessary customs and legal documentation, including:
o Creating and updating freight bookings.
o Raise customs documentation to ensure the freight can move from country to country.
o Collate all documents and distribute them to customers and carriers, as required.
o Preparing, processing and checking of invoices. 
Arrange haulage with shipping lines/hauliers. 
Negotiate and agree charges for all types of shipments, which may include containers (FCL/LCL & out of gauge), refrigerated units, ISO tanks and hazardous cargo. 
Develop and build relationships to ensure a high level of customer service is provided to clients. 
Take requests and queries and resolve them effectively and efficiently. 
Communicate with overseas agents and clients clearly, precisely and accurately. 
Ensure that the departmental manager is aware of the status of all shipments.

To Be Considered;
Good verbal and written communication, to provide a professional image to customers and suppliers. 
The capacity to work in a high pressure environment whilst remaining calm when under pressure. 
The ability to liaise with a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers. 
The skill to prioritise a large number of tasks to ensure accuracy, and deliver results with great attention to detail and a high sense of urgency. A positive attitude and good problem solving skills. 
Be commercially aware and able to grow repeat business and develop new opportunities.
The drive to succeed and want to make a contribution to the business. 
Be able to travel at short notice when required. 
Foreign languages would be an added advantage. 
Proven experience in forwarding or similar logistics role

On Offer;
An opportunity to join a leading and forward thinking organisation
A competitive salary package that will allow for progress and development within the role.

For full details, please contact Craig at Willis Global - a leading Recruitment Consultancy for the Shipping & Logistics industry.