Customer Service Operator – Road Freight

Customer Service Operator Road Freight | Basildon | Up to £30,000

Due to increased global growth in the business, our client are seeking a Customer Service Operator to be apart of their road freight forwarding department at their Basildon office.

Working Hours: Monday – Friday 08.30 hours – 17.30 hours

Salary: £27,000.00 – £30,000.00 per annum (depending on experience)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Customer Services in the execution of their duties
  • Maintain the operations system ensuring customer bookings are accurately recorded
  • Maintain regular communication with sales teams reporting new sales leads and handover of shipments
  • Create new and maintain current SOPs for the department
  • Implement and improve new efficiencies in customer workflow in conjunction with line manager
  • Maintain key accounts and ensure general enquiries are expedited
  • Gain feedback where possible and follow up enquiries
  • Deal with customer/client complaints are expedited in the agreed timeline in accordance with SOPs.
  • Aid Credit Control with collection of overdue payments from suppliers/clients
  • Ensure customer due diligence checks are completed for new customers
  • Maintain at all times high standards of personal quality, Health & safety and professionalism and actively promote all company policies and procedures.
  • Represent the company in the best possible light at all times.
  • Ensure to oversee client management and sub-contractor management in line with polices, practices and procedures.
  • Ensure to carry out processes, practices in line with policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ensure customer Bookings are accurately taken & entered operations system, International, National and cross trade
  • Provide customers with accurate and cost-effective quotations within a timely fashion
  • Confirm quotations received
  • Booking consignments with third party contractors
  • Quoting cross-trade consignments
  • Booking deliveries in with customers
  • Liaising with suppliers / Origin Offices
  • Build strong relationships with customers
  • Invoicing and Administration
  • Ensure Bookings made with Origin office

Experience required:

  • Knowledge of road freight market rates and services, ability to quote accordingly.
  • Experience with a UK based freight forwarder
  • Be able to prioritise own workload but also be able to work as part of a team.
  • Be fully conversant in IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and systems.

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Location Essex
Job titleCustomer Service Operator – Road Freight
Salary £27000 - £30000
Consultant James Earl
Consultant Phone 02394004766
Consultant Email
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