Shipping Clerk

WR Logistics are currently recruiting for a Shipping Clerk in Tilbury.

An exciting new opportunity has come up within my clients shipping department. They are a leader in their market and have 13 offices across the UK. The ideal candidate will have a freight forwarding background within sea freight imports. The company are in a period of growth with extensive plans forecast for the next 2 years. The successful candidate will be provided with any additional industry specific training, as they operate in a very niche market.

Currently a 12 Months maternity cover but business is expanding.

Hours and Pay – Shipping Clerk

  • Monday – Friday
  • 1900 – 1700
  • £21,000 – £28,000
  • Part Time considered either 3 full days or 5 shorter days. (salary will be pro rata)
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme

The role – Shipping Clerk / Customs Clerk.

  • Ensuring that all clearance processes are completed in a complaint and timely manner.
  • Providing information to the team and customers directly relating to HMRC customs and excise for the import & export of shipments via road, air &/or sea
  • Advising on the documentation necessary for direct import/export, transit movements
  • Ensuring that all necessary custom clearance processes post Brexit are implemented in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Processing of shipping documentation
  • Recording stock and costs into our BisTrack system in a timely manner
  • Working alongside the sales & procurement team to ensure the smooth shipping and visibility of product into stock
  • To ensure the company is fully compliant with the requirements of HMRC and other relevant bodies. And ensure good query resolution


  • Experience of working within a busy shipping department or freight forwarder
  • Import experience is essential
  • Experience via sea freight LCL/FCL & Breakbulk and Road Freight is essential
  • Customs clearance and entries experience is a main duty of this role
  • Experience of CHIEF, Destin8, CNS or Data Freight is essential. ASM Sequoia an advantage
  • Experience of BisTrack highly desirable & Advantageous but not essential as training will be given
  • A good knowledge and understanding of shipping documentation including Bills of Lading, Invoice and Packing Lists, Certificates of Origin, EUR1, Waybills, Letters of credit etc.
  • Shipping experience within Forest Products & Timber imports an advantage
  • Up to date knowledge of import and export regulations
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both written and verbal internally and externally
  • Confident decision making and negotiating
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Must have a flexible approach
  • Have a can do attitude and be a good problem solver

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Location Essex
Job titleShipping Clerk
Salary £21000 - £28000
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