Ocean Import Operator

Position: Ocean Import Operator
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Industry: International Freight Forwarding
Salary: £25,000 + Bonuses
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30

Do you have Sea/ Ocean Freight Experience? Do you have Import Experience? Are you a Freight Forwarder? An Ocean Import Operator is required for a successful Freight Forwarder based in Chelmsford.

Essential Criteria

  • At least 1 year working experience within the Freight industry
  • Good communication skills and customer service
  • The ideal candidate will be very well organised and professional
  • Excellent listener and understand the importance of prioritising tasks
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of tools

Duties will include the following:

  • Checking of Telex/OBL release authorisation along with daily upkeep of files.
  • Contact customers about new shipments
  • Advise customers of Terms & Conditions for clearance/delivery information
  • Check live inbound files daily for Estimated Time of Arrival via Vessel, Flight, or Truck.
  • Manage commercial documents for clearance.
  • Handle DUTY & VAT invoices
  • Send pre agreed charges to paying parties.
  • Update Operation forms regularly
  • Ensure all shipments show profit and are in line with expected charges.
  • Manage customer’s delivery expectations and pre-book in advance of Estimated Time of Arrival.
  • Finalise files and ensure shipments are delivered and customers are completely satisfied.
  • Keep all correspondence with suitable email subjects for easy tracking.
  • Provide tracking reports to supervisor/management/sales or customers when required.
  • Liaising with relevant departments within the company
  • Regularly checking the delivery rates for merchant/line/hauliers
  • Manage shipments and deliveries within a reasonable time scale
  • Ensure spreadsheets are kept up to date

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Location Essex
Job titleOcean Import Operator
Salary £24000 - £25000
Consultant Jamie Triggs
Consultant Phone 02392816899
Consultant Email JamieT@wr-logistics.com
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