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4 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £29000 per annum
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Hannah Courtney
Sector: Business & Administration, Freight, Cargo & Logistics
Category: Cargo Services Jobs
Our Crawley, West Sussex based aerospace client is seeking a Logistics Assistant to be responsible for the import and exports of worldwide shipments. Activities are undertaken with strict compliance to all export and other shipping regulations.


Main responsibilities:
  • Arranging import and export shipments via Air freight, Sea freight & Road freight
  • Raising Chamber of Commerce/customs documentation including legalisation of documents, managing online forms for the efficient, cost effective and lawful execution of all import/export activities.
  • Liaising with Freight Forwarders and Couriers to make Logistic bookings, review costs and services for freight forwarders and approval of freight invoices supplied by the carriers
  • Ensure correct clearance information is provided to any agents handling company imports with customs
  • Maintain and share with colleagues as appropriate, personal knowledge of all relevant import/export law and procedures; tariffs and duties; licenses and restrictions
  • Work to tight deadlines, respond to internal & external client priorities and work schedules
  • Ensure re-export of products are processed in compliance with the rules and regulations depending on reason of export, i.e. repair, FOC warranty, exhibition
  • Liaising with Head/Regional offices in Europe, South and North America, and the Far East
  • Communicate with related authorities, internal & external customers and suppliers, in all relevant territories and countries, as necessary to ensure efficient, positive and lawful relations, support and activities
  • Handling Hazardous Export shipments
  • Tracking and tracing consignments through to arrival
  • Liaising with internal and external customers to resolve any shipping issues which may arise
  • Clear understanding of current INCOTERMS
  • Packing of consignments, which includes palletising consignments
  • Loading and offloading collection/delivery vehicles, and maintain records accordingly
  • Receiving goods into the company, and closing out P/O’s on in-house system
  • Maintain records of all logistics operations onto in-house database
  • Approve supplier invoices and challenge any inaccuracies
  • Represent the Logistics Manager in their absence as required

Ideal candidate profile
  • Extensive export compliance experience with the UK and EU regulations and knowledge of US export controls within an international context
  • Up to date knowledge of ATA Carnet, applying for Certificates of Origin, applying for export licenses, EUR1 Forms and CCVO’s
  • Excellent IT skills, ideally with experience of internal systems and tools including MS Office, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and a high level of MS Excel experience, plus if possible, Google mail, sheets & documents, but training will be provided.
  • Good task/time management skills will be required, as are self-motivation skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines with the ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills required internally and across departments
  • Proven record of achievement and ability with emphasis on air freight processes, customer services, administration and financial awareness
  • Customer service and communication skills are required
  • Proven organisational skills & high attention to details
  • Must have hands on approach and be fit to undertake heavy warehouse work on occasion
  • Team player

Additional Information:

Previous freight forwarding / shipping experience is essential for this role
  • Candidates must already hold the right to live and work in the UK prior to application
  • Candidates must be fit to undertake occasional heavy packing duties in the warehouse
  • Salary:  £29,000
  • Mon- Fri. office hours

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately.
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.

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