Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk

Ashford, Kent
£22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
12 Jan 2021
09 Feb 2021
Hannah Collis
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk
Ashford, Kent
£22,000 - £28,000pa + Benefits

KHR is currently working with an established Fresh Produce provider based in Ashford that, due to growth and current Brexit changes, are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Forwarder / Import Clerk.

If you have previous experience in freight forwarding or customs clearance with exposure to import/export then this may be the ideal role for you.

Operating from their site in Ashford, this role offers a competitive basic salary.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

- Completing day to day DEFRA (PEACH) entries for all air, sea and road freight shipments.
- Telephone and/or written communication with external organisations e.g. HMRC, Port Authorities, Shipping Lines, Hauliers, Suppliers etc
- Obtain necessary Bill of Ladings and correct Tariff Headings
- Obtain payments from customers in line with company policy.
- Liaising with customers, partners, shipping lines and carriers
- Calculating Duty / VAT cost for each consignment
- Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures
- Planning and arranging deliveries
- Providing administration support to the logistics and commercial team
- Telephone queries, data input and general admin duties.

Essential Skills/Qualities Required:

- Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience
- Knowledge of customs declarations ideally within a freight forwarding or logistics business
- Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience
- Confident in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
- Ability to work under pressure
- Excellent attention to detail
- Exemplary customer service skills with the ability to work flexible hours when require
- Ability to learn and understand existing procedures
- The ability to work independently as well as within a team
- Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
- Driven and self-motivated

To be considered please apply today; alternatively please contact Hannah Collis on 01622822805.

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