Ragged Edge Consulting Ltd - The Edge in Commercial Business Consulting and Specialist Recruitment

EXPORT CLERK

Ref : 1931
Based in : HULL / Yorkshire & Humber
Salary : Competitive with benefits package
Status : Permanent
Description :

Our client one of the UK’s largest and most experienced independent shipping companies, ships agents and freight forwarders. They have an excellent reputation for delivering bespoke services of the highest quality, and today provide liner agency, port agency, freight forwarding, RORO shipping, customs, trucking and warehousing services to a wide range of companies across various sectors.


They have offices at all main UK ports and representation at major ports worldwide through a valuable network of partners enabling them to deliver an enhanced range of supply chain management and value added services.


KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY


* Preparation, submission and coordination of export customs clearances


* Preparation of shipping instructions using ‘Inttra’ IT system


* Providing export quotations for consignments on both FCL and LCL terms


* Preparing and handling cargo related documentation including packing lists, manifests, bills of lading


* Liaising with customers, addressing and resolving issues as they occur


* Responding to telephone and e-mail enquires in a timely manner


 


QUALIFICATIONS


* At least GCSE (‘O’ level) standard including minimum grade C in Mathematics and English Language


 


REQUIRED SKILLS


* Strong and concise communication skills, both written and verbal


* Strong grammatical and numerical skills 


* Accuracy and an attention to detail 


* Fully competent with IT including Microsoft Office applications (Word / Excel / Power point / Outlook) and bespoke ‘in-house’ systems 


 


EXPERIENCE


* A minimum of 2 years, previous experience of in an export / shipping role is preferred however candidates with suitable experience of working within a transport or freight environment and who are willing to develop may be considered 


* Familiar with ‘Inttra’ IT system 


 


PERSON SPECIFICATION


* Organised and accurate with good attention to details 


* A pro-active problem solver 


* Effective personal time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks 


* Good interpersonal skills and a genuine team player

Benefits :