Freight Imports Executive

Job Type:
- South, Berkshire, London
Up to £27,000 salary; pension; bonus
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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 multi modal Freight forwarding Imports Clerk based in Slough

The Import Executive role handles all imported goods received into the country of destination, arranging and managing the transportation cycle by air and ocean and to ensure all necessary paperwork is complete and legally acceptable to Customs to allow clearance and entry into the country of destination.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Obtain charges and cargo release details from agents, airlines and shipping lines.
Submit customs clearances
Responsible for ensuring any payments due are made in advance of any shipment as required.
You will process all payments and raise necessary paperwork
Arrange the release and transportation of goods received to cargo importers.
Liaise daily with agents, partners, suppliers and clients to ensure the smooth and efficient discharge of their duties.

Person Specification
Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
You will be expected to negotiate terms and rates, so it is important that you have previous experience in this area and are numerate.
You must also be familiar with industry standard computer programs and be able to operate standard systems pertinent to the job.
You will have some previous experience of working in an air / sea or road freight import team. Booking deliveries, booking with carriers, rate negotiation, raising shipping paperwork

Start Date ASAP
Salary up to £27,000 per annum per annum depending on level of experience
Hours Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm