Export / Freight Controller

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    Dependent on experience

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    Sarah Lane

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    01392 423 301

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Sarah Lane

Freight Controller

The Company:
If you are looking to fully utilise your export freight experience in a role which truly involves the movement of goods globally, then this opportunity could be just the one you seek.  You will work with your manager to import and export goods internationally, using a variety of freight methods and a number of suppliers across dozens of routes.  A superb opportunity for an ambitious and confident export specialist at a very exciting time in the company’s growth and in the changing world of the movement of goods.

Job Responsibilities:
Part of the Freight Team, responsible for all aspects of Import, Export and Domestic Freight.  This is a hands-on role requiring a working knowledge of Customs Legislation in this area of business.
Arrange quotations for export customer services as required and negotiate freight rates.
Management of supporting documentation and relevant database for “Suppliers’ Declarations”.
Provide guidance on export requirements, i.e. documentation; customs controls; Incoterms, wooden packaging regulations, commodity codes, customs updates etc.
Oversee domestic shipments via group providers.
Supervise costs against set tariffs - sign off transport invoices.
Plan and instruct carriers to meet transport requirements and prepare relevant booking confirmations and documentation on EXW/FOB/CIF terms from European and International suppliers.
Process documentation for import shipments providing agents with clear and accurate customs clearance instructions.
Obtain suppliers declarations for import purposes and update products on Business Central and control database.

Preferred Skills:
Be a good team player with strong communication and ICT skills.
Have experience in a similar role.
Further to this you will need to be familiar with all forms of Export & Import Documentation inc, Incoterms, HMRC Regulations.

Personal Attributes:
Be highly organised with a methodical approach.
Have the ability to prioritise workload in order to meet tight deadlines.

Associated Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits including a contributory pension scheme, 23 days holiday (increasing to 26 days with service) plus public holidays, staff discounts and death in service cover. In addition there is structured training and the potential for career progression within our growing dynamic company.
Working Hours: 8.30am to 5pm