Job Profile

Bennett and Game are currently working with a leading Freight Forwarder who are actively looking for an experienced all round Freight Forwarder to join their successful team in the Bristol area.

My client operate out of 4 UK locations and are major players in the European and International forwarding markets. They pride themselves on excellent staff retention and making their working environment somewhere where their employees enjoy working. They are currently looking to add to their successful Bristol office due to a senior member of the team retiring.

Freight Forwarder Position Overview

The ideal candidate for this role will be experienced in the Import/Export deep sea market as well as the European Market. This will include booking shipments direct with the shipping lines and European Hauliers and being able to negotiate rates to maximise profit.

A full understanding of making Customs declarations on all aspects of the business and accurate recording of data and excellent communication with clients and our head office are essential elements of the role.

A forklift operator licence is preferred, but training will be provided as this role also includes assisting where necessary in the loading and unloading of some our European groupage trailers.

Freight Forwarder Position Requirements

  • Controlling each job from start to finish
  • Unloading/Loading trailers
  • Import/Export customs declarations
  • Obtaining quotes and negotiating rates with Shipping Lines
  • Establishing Import and Export rate tariffs
  • Invoicing
  • Assisting in Warehouse responsibilities when called upon
  • Liaising with clients and providing a high level friendly service to our loyal client base.

Freight Forwarder Position Remuneration

  • Monday - Friday role
  • Salary DOE - £25-30k circa
  • In-house training provided and payed for
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Excellent job security
  • Company Pension
  • 20 days holiday + banks

We, Bennett and Game Recruitment, a technical recruitment agency based in Chichester are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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