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Trailer Freight Apprentice/Graduate

Our client is a well-established global service provider to the Freight forwarding, express and international parcels, warehousing and logistics industry.The network has more than 354 locations across 60 countries and with 13,000 employees serving alliance customers and attending to the details of their business round the clock, around the globe.

We are now looking for a Freight Operations Executive to join our UK Roadfreight Team at the Colnbrook site in Slough.

You will be responsible for end to end control of all shipments coming into and out of Roadfreight depot in Colnbrook. So a highly focused, administrative role so attention to detail is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manifest daily export trailers and send related pre-advices
2. Update collection and delivery status in a timely manner
3. Responsible for web bookings
4. Monitor, chase and process all PODs ensuring timely updating of internal system.
5. Log and report outturn daily reports, cross referencing any discrepancies, completion of new job references, delivery notes and amending of job details within a 2 hour window
6. All related administrative activities in the Roadfreight department.
7. Contact hauliers to provide quotations for special collections/deliveries
8. Monitor and deal with transport queries by liaising with other depots
9. Checking that collections are clear and populating the planning sheet
10. Responsible for creation and issuing of run sheets detailing all collections and deliveries
11. Working with Warehouse and Transport teams to ensure smooth and efficient movement of all shipments
12. Customer Service - dealing with queries from customers, subcontractors and drivers and assist in their enquiries via phone and email, ensuring satisfactory and timely resolution
13. Data entry with attention to detail
14. Transport planning for same day collections
15. Adding accruals
16. Creating movements for subcontractors

We are looking predominantly for an apprentice or graduate that is interested in working in Logistics/Freight Forwarding. Must be willing and quick to learn, must be flexible in regards to hours and willing to work hard and get stuck in. You will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook, Highly organised and a team player, Deadline focused, with excellent communication skills, must be able to work well under pressure

There is excellent career prospects with a positive career development structure.

Dependent on level of knowledge and experience salary will be competitive and clear progression structure will be available, to be discussed further at interview.

Must be flexible in regard to hours worked to be able to gain a full overview of operation. Will be provided with full training and support to learn on the job. Main hours will be 06:00 to 15:00 with 1 hour for lunch.

We are looking for someone who is wanting to stay with a global organisation and build a career to sustain them in their future growth.

£18,000-24,000 basic salary
Annual bonus, pension, length of service, death in service, attendance reward


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- London and M25, Berkshire
Benefits:£18-24k basic salary; annual bonus; pension; length of service; death in service; attendance reward
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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