Air Freight Operator

Location Uxbridge
Discipline: Freight Forwarding
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30,000 - £35,000
Contact name: Ryan Gale

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Job ref: RG080
Published: about 2 months ago

Job Role: Air Freight Operator

Location: Uxbridge

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

RG Freight Recruitment are working on behalf of a freight forwarding client to recruit an Air Freight Operator to join the team based in Uxbridge.

This an extremely well known company with almost 200 offices in 35+ countries around the world and employing over 4000 people. If you are looking for to start a real career in freight forwarding, this is the place!

They specialise in providing bespoke logistics solutions to household brands and SMEs around the globe. It's an extremely large and robust operation underpinned by a firm commitment to keep their people and their technology at the top of the game. Focusing mainly on engineering, automotive, chemical, FMCG, fashion and tech logistics, they really are at the forefront of global logistics.

The client has asked RG Freight Recruitment to assist in their search for an experienced Ocean Import Operator with a passion for freight forwarding and a real desire to provide the best possible service at all times.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Working to strict deadlines to co-ordinate worldwide imports & exports with end-to-end responsibility (including collections, airline bookings, liaising with overseas agents/customers until the shipment is collected / delivered)

  • Fostering strong customer relationships to understand requirements and deliver excellent customer service

  • Booking and processing relevant import/export documentation including AWB’s

  • Submitting import & export customs entries using Cargowise

  • Liaising effectively and building close relationships with our supply chain including handling network pricing and quotations

  • Invoicing to clients

The Person

  • Experience as an Air Freight Operator in a freight forwarding environment

  • Great knowledge of the ins and outs of shipping goods by air

  • The ability to work calmly under pressure

  • Able to prioritise own workload

  • Able to work autonomously as well as part of a team

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • A positive and ‘can do’ attitude