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Freight Forwarder


Line Up Aviation
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Location: Hampshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Donna Bettiss
Job Role: Office Jobs
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Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry’s best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants.  

Job Title: Freight Forwarder

Location: Berkshire

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 pa

Holidays: 20 days holiday plus normal statutory bank holidays with additional service day after 2 years’ service and then annually up to max of 25 days plus BHs

Hours: 40 hrs week, “core hours” between 9:00am & 5:30pm. 

My client offer flexible working however due to the nature of freight forwarding and the requirement to meet customer requirements, employee flexibility regarding working hours is essential.

Client:

Our client is a leader in the provision of reliable and compliant transportation of government, defence and secure cargo across land, sea and air.

Objectives:

My client provides multi-modal logistical and warehouse services for a range of commercial and government customers in the Government and Defence sector.  My client operations provides UK, Europe and Global coverage and this role is within the Global Logistics’ freight forwarding department which is subject to rapid growth.  To meet this increased demand the department now requires an experienced multi-modal freight forwarder to process all aspects of (primarily export) Air and Seafreight shipments. 

Experience Required:

  • Have an understanding of key international trade lanes and preferably shipping difficult products such as Class 1 DGR and Section 5.
  • 3-5 years working in various freight forwarding roles covering both air and sea.
  • Experience in Boxtop, ASM and Microsoft Office software. 

Other Requirements: 

  • Applicant will be security vetted and must meet criteria for BPSS check plus SC clearance (via the DBS-NSV) in addition to a full five year employment history for Aviation Security clearance.

Responsibilities:

Managing full life cycle of the movement of goods from pick up to final delivery including, but not limited to:

  • Receiving enquiries, discussing requirement, generating quotes on Boxtop
  • Liaising with air, sea and road carriers regarding routes, schedules and rates
  • Liaising with the companies road transport operations regarding the companies’ haulage provision for Global customers
  • Booking cargo space with air, sea and road carriers/couriers
  • Processing customs declarations including trade control licencing as directed by the Global Forwarding Manager. 
  • Preparing all shipping documentations to meet carriage requirements, legislation and AEO/ISO requirements using Boxtop software
  • Preparing and collating any additional paperwork for each movement to ensure compliancy with international legal requirements
  • Monitoring shipment departures and arrivals and update Boxtop and customers as required.
  • Daily interface with customers, suppliers, third parties, subcontractors and crew regarding the details of the movements
  • Keeping file administration up to date including processing of sales & suppliers invoicing, credit notes etc. using Boxtop
  • Supporting project moves where required.
  • Maintaining regular contact with and building relationships with customers, updating in company Customer Relationship Management System (within Boxtop)
  • Supporting sales team in the development of international Freight forwarding opportunities incl. assistance with bid/tender processes & quotes
  • Build a knowledge base of customers’ business, organisation and business objectives.

General Duties

  • Adhering to all the companies health and safety policies/procedures and assisting in maintaining a safe and clean working environment
  • Adhering to all the companies security policies and procedures
  • Adhering to all the companies quality (AEO & ISO) policies and procedures
  • At all times actively support the business aims, objectives, policies and procedures
  • At all times ensure adherence to Company Security and Quality standards and procedures
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required by Senior Management commensurate with the responsibilities of the job or the requirements of the business
  • General office admin as required.

Person Specification:

Technical Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications:

Essential:

  • 3 – 5 years freight forwarding (Air & Sea with Export bias).
  • Good knowledge of Air and Shipping lines & routes
  • Worked with a broad range of commercial customers (Government and Defence industry knowledge an advantage)
  • Working knowledge of Export Customs (NES).
  • Must have worked to ISO SOPs, AEO and Aviation Security (DfT Regulated Agent) requirements.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Dangerous Goods (IATA DG Qualified)
  • Experience in the Aerospace, Defence and Security Sector
  • European Road Knowledge an advantage
  • Aviation Security trained

Other:

  • Team Player essential
  • Courteous, polite and professional communicator both via telephone and face to face
  • Diligent, with good attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a highly regulated sector with strong emphasis on compliancy, security and discretion.
  • Security vetting required – must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance
  • 5 year referenced employment history with no (unaccounted for) gaps in excess of 28 days, essential for Aviation Security requirements
  • IT literate – able to used PC and web based software to produce documentation; ideally Boxtop, ASM, basic Microsoft Office package skills including Excel.
  • Commercially aware with an eye for business opportunity and adding value

If you’re interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Donna.Bettiss@luap.com

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

"Follow @LineUpAviation on Twitter for all of our latest vacancies, news and pictures from our busy UK Head Office. Interact with us using the #LineUpAviation tag at anytime! Thank you for your follow!"

Line Up Aviation is a recruitment agency

Line Up Aviation has carved its own place in the recruitment of Aviation and Aerospace personnel all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry’s best known companies who demand the highest standard of applicants.  

Job Title: Freight Forwarder

Location: Berkshire

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 pa

Holidays: 20 days holiday plus normal statutory bank holidays with additional service day after 2 years’ service and then annually up to max of 25 days plus BHs

Hours: 40 hrs week, “core hours” between 9:00am & 5:30pm. 

My client offer flexible working however due to the nature of freight forwarding and the requirement to meet customer requirements, employee flexibility regarding working hours is essential.

Client:

Our client is a leader in the provision of reliable and compliant transportation of government, defence and secure cargo across land, sea and air.

Objectives:

My client provides multi-modal logistical and warehouse services for a range of commercial and government customers in the Government and Defence sector.  My client operations provides UK, Europe and Global coverage and this role is within the Global Logistics’ freight forwarding department which is subject to rapid growth.  To meet this increased demand the department now requires an experienced multi-modal freight forwarder to process all aspects of (primarily export) Air and Seafreight shipments. 

Experience Required:

  • Have an understanding of key international trade lanes and preferably shipping difficult products such as Class 1 DGR and Section 5.
  • 3-5 years working in various freight forwarding roles covering both air and sea.
  • Experience in Boxtop, ASM and Microsoft Office software. 

Other Requirements: 

  • Applicant will be security vetted and must meet criteria for BPSS check plus SC clearance (via the DBS-NSV) in addition to a full five year employment history for Aviation Security clearance.

Responsibilities:

Managing full life cycle of the movement of goods from pick up to final delivery including, but not limited to:

  • Receiving enquiries, discussing requirement, generating quotes on Boxtop
  • Liaising with air, sea and road carriers regarding routes, schedules and rates
  • Liaising with the companies road transport operations regarding the companies’ haulage provision for Global customers
  • Booking cargo space with air, sea and road carriers/couriers
  • Processing customs declarations including trade control licencing as directed by the Global Forwarding Manager. 
  • Preparing all shipping documentations to meet carriage requirements, legislation and AEO/ISO requirements using Boxtop software
  • Preparing and collating any additional paperwork for each movement to ensure compliancy with international legal requirements
  • Monitoring shipment departures and arrivals and update Boxtop and customers as required.
  • Daily interface with customers, suppliers, third parties, subcontractors and crew regarding the details of the movements
  • Keeping file administration up to date including processing of sales & suppliers invoicing, credit notes etc. using Boxtop
  • Supporting project moves where required.
  • Maintaining regular contact with and building relationships with customers, updating in company Customer Relationship Management System (within Boxtop)
  • Supporting sales team in the development of international Freight forwarding opportunities incl. assistance with bid/tender processes & quotes
  • Build a knowledge base of customers’ business, organisation and business objectives.

General Duties

  • Adhering to all the companies health and safety policies/procedures and assisting in maintaining a safe and clean working environment
  • Adhering to all the companies security policies and procedures
  • Adhering to all the companies quality (AEO & ISO) policies and procedures
  • At all times actively support the business aims, objectives, policies and procedures
  • At all times ensure adherence to Company Security and Quality standards and procedures
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required by Senior Management commensurate with the responsibilities of the job or the requirements of the business
  • General office admin as required.

Person Specification:

Technical Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications:

Essential:

  • 3 – 5 years freight forwarding (Air & Sea with Export bias).
  • Good knowledge of Air and Shipping lines & routes
  • Worked with a broad range of commercial customers (Government and Defence industry knowledge an advantage)
  • Working knowledge of Export Customs (NES).
  • Must have worked to ISO SOPs, AEO and Aviation Security (DfT Regulated Agent) requirements.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Dangerous Goods (IATA DG Qualified)
  • Experience in the Aerospace, Defence and Security Sector
  • European Road Knowledge an advantage
  • Aviation Security trained

Other:

  • Team Player essential
  • Courteous, polite and professional communicator both via telephone and face to face
  • Diligent, with good attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a highly regulated sector with strong emphasis on compliancy, security and discretion.
  • Security vetting required – must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance
  • 5 year referenced employment history with no (unaccounted for) gaps in excess of 28 days, essential for Aviation Security requirements
  • IT literate – able to used PC and web based software to produce documentation; ideally Boxtop, ASM, basic Microsoft Office package skills including Excel.
  • Commercially aware with an eye for business opportunity and adding value

If you’re interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Donna.Bettiss@luap.com

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

"Follow @LineUpAviation on Twitter for all of our latest vacancies, news and pictures from our busy UK Head Office. Interact with us using the #LineUpAviation tag at anytime! Thank you for your follow!"

Line Up Aviation is a recruitment agency


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