Freight Forwarder

Job Title: Freight Forwarder

Location: Dover

Hours: Monday – Friday / 0800 – 1800

Salary: Up to £30,000 (depending on experience)

Duties – Freight Forwarder

Process and manage a range of European and UK road freight shipments, sea freight and air freight shipments, all from start to finish, using acquired skills to negotiate commercial pricing, place bookings, accurately raise shipping documentation and manage customer issues.

The role is a senior role in the business and therefore the candidate is expected to lead by example, but they do not have direct people responsibility.

Manage road freight / sea freight / air freight booking process with customers and suppliers.

Obtain and process pricing enquiries for all forms of transport.

Operate internal operations system, on-line booking and sales platforms, customs documentation.

Manage sales and cost reconciliation on a shipment-by-shipment basis.

Raise accurate operational documentation such as AWBs, Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin and EUR1’s with great attention to detail.

Face to face customer meetings where required with specific objectives and results to achieve.

Requirements – Freight Forwarder

A knowledge of processing roadfreight, seafreight and airfreight shipments, ideally in a freight forwarding company, together with commercial pricing experience.

The role will demand excellent relationship building skills with both customers and suppliers to maximise all opportunities.

Identifying new business opportunities from your customer base and having the ability to up sell the services on offer.

The ability to prioritize, organize & manage time efficiently is essential within a busy operations team.

Attention to detail is essential for the production of shipping documents.

WR Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for all vacancies in the logistics industry. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Kent
Job titleFreight Forwarder
Salary £28000 - £30000
Consultant Tasha Bryant
Consultant Phone 023 9285 2314
Consultant Email
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