Freight Forwarder

Based inEdinburgh

Published8th October 2021

Salary£22000 to £25000 p/a

CategoryFreight Forwarding

ReferenceJ667

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Freight Forwarder to join an Edinburgh based company. We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals who will complement this ethos and bring a fresh & innovative approach to this role.

The role is a permanent full-time role. Reporting directly to the Operations director, this key leadership role has end to end responsibility of all areas of finance and would suit an experienced Freight Forwarder looking for an opportunity to work with highly reputable company in Edinburgh.

Benefits in your new job

  • Competitive salary of £22,000 - £25,000 DOE
  • Time in lieu system 

Job Purpose

The Freight Forwarding will play a part and contribute towards the operational success of our Edinburgh site. Liaising with clients and sub-contractors, providing quotes, and transacting largely air freight (import and export) operational jobs. The role will be full start to finish operations, including customs clearance. The candidate will help contribute to excellent operational performance, to the growth of the site and champion company values always.

Your new job responsibilities

  • Export - coordination, documentation, and complete processing of air, FCL & LCL shipments.
  • Import - coordination with overseas agents, maintain and monitor rates from overseas partners, track inbound shipments, coordinate with customs brokers for all relevant import filings, document turnover, reporting to consignee on all matters, and over-seeing shipments through to final delivery.
  • Identifying, developing, and pursuing opportunities for business growth.
  • Developing and maintaining confidence and encouraging customer loyalty.
  • To deliver excellent customer service
  • Support the development of a ‘can do’ working culture with a customer driven mentality
  • Contribute towards the effective management of supplier relationships
  • Establish a strong theme of continuous improvement and service excellence across the operation
  • Champion the company values always.

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume office environment, must be self-motivated
  • Strong IT literacy, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; Internet
  • -motivated
  • Strong IT literacy, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; Internet

Skills/Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will ideally have 2-5 years’ experience.

If the above sounds of interest, please get in touch today for a confidential chat.  

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Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide proof of right-to-work eligibility and up-to-date contact details for at least 2 references. To discuss this role or any other position in more detail, please call Jamie Webb on 

0131 376 5872

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