Logistics Controller – Ocean Freight

Job Title: Logistics Controller – Ocean Freight
Location: Manchester (salford)
Hours: 8.30am – 5pm Monday (one day working from home)
Salary: 26,000 – £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Key Role & Responsibilities – Logistics Controller – Ocean Freight

Working closely with stakeholders to make initial bookings on a priority basis, and dealing with logistics issues as they arise.
Complete checks on documentation for imports & exports (supplier invoices, packing lists & all relevant accompanying documentation).
Administer and process documentation in line with business processes to support the movement of goods.
Maintain and update internal data sources to support the movement of goods and reporting.
Manage the businesses haulage requirements in consideration of the warehouse intake schedules.
Work closely with the warehouse teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of imported goods.
Maintain an understanding of the commercial and operational outcomes of decision making in relation to the planning of deliveries.
Maintain an understanding of trade and customs requirements for imports for each country the business trades with.
Take ownership for the movement of goods and provide feedback and recommendations to management where appropriate.
Take ownership for self-development and opportunities to network.

Key Skills & Experience – Logistics Controller – Ocean Freight

Experience dealing with ocean freight consignments & customs preferred.
Experience working with freight forwarders or shipping lines preferred.
A background & interest in ocean freight services.
Good communicator who enjoys a friendly office environment.
Ability to make decisions based on commercial and operational information.
An interest in customs procedures, compliance, and international trade.
Appreciation of data and working knowledge of MS Excel.
Understanding of logistics/customs terminology is preferred.
Ability to work cross-departmentally.
An interest in learning and contributing to process improvements.


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Location Salford
Job titleLogistics Controller – Ocean Freight
Salary £26000 - £30000
Consultant Tasha Bryant
Consultant Phone 023 9285 2314
Consultant Email tasha@wr-logistics.com
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