Sea Freight Operator

Birmingham Permanent £27,000 - £36,000
  • A regional family-owned leader in import & export!
  • Exceptional opportunities to progress & grow your career...

About Our Client

My client is a regional leader in the import & export shipping market. With around 28 years in the industry, they are one of the largest family-owned businesses of their type in the local area. The business is currently undergoing large areas of growth with their workforce expanding from 121 heads to 140 in the last 6 months.

Job Description

As a Sea Freight Operator you will report into the Ocean Freight Manager on a daily basis and commute to the Birmingham office. You will also have the following key responsibilities:

  • To organise & arrange critical ocean freight shipments and ensure the smooth running in line with SLA agreements (delivery in progress / completion / arrival status / customs entry / shipper's status).
  • To manage end-to-end bookings from customers and arrange collections & booking of cargo with carriers.
  • To generate export & import documentation, arrival notices and customs entries (Bills of Laden, Letter of Credit, STNs.
  • Generating pricing, quotations for all international ocean freight bookings (FCL / LCL / RoRo / OOG / Bulk)
  • Deliver a best in class service to customer & network offices regarding international freight movements.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Sea Freight Operator will have the following experience & attributes along with the ability to commute to Birmingham:

  • 2+ years' experience in operational sea / ocean freight
  • Experience of pricing and conducting ocean freight
  • Ideally experience of working for a freight forwarder would be advantageous.
  • Personable with high levels of communication.

What's on Offer

    • £27,000-£36,000
    • 12% company wide annual bonus scheme
    • 33 days holiday per annum
    • Private healthcare allowance
    • 6% company match on pension contributions
Reece Clarke
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Phone number
+44 115 934 8692

Job summary

Sub Sector
Import / Export
Transport & Distribution
Contract type
Consultant name
Reece Clarke
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8692
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