Import/Export Clerk

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Freight Forwarding
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££32,000 - £35,000
Contact name: Ryan Gale

Contact email:
Job ref: RG078
Published: 19 days ago

Job Role: Import/Export Operator

Location: London Heathrow

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000

RG Freight Recruitment are working on behalf of an award winning time critical solutions company to find an experienced Import/Export Operator to join their team in London Heathrow.

With offices across Europe, this client specialises in providing time critical freight solutions to global manufacturers. They are leaders in their field and are know for providing rapid, cost-efficient and reliable solutions.

The client is looking to recruit an experienced Import/Export Operator to join their expanding team in London Heathrow. 

The purpose of this role is to facilitate global import and export movements across the globe and provide knowledge and support to other areas of the business as required.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Organise import shipments from start to finish

  • Attend to collection requests

  • Obtain and check shipping documents from suppliers

  • Obtain customs clearance information

  • Send shipping documentation instructions

  • Customs clearance

  • Monitor collection, departure, connection, and arrival

  • Providing milestone updates to clients/agents

  • Job creation, invoicing and sending PODs

  • Keep airline import handling tariffs up-to-date

  • Keep the database updated and create handling guides, basic clearance information and tariffs for each regular customer

  • Source competitive transport options for both express and overnight collections nationwide

  • Create a database of airline shed/shipping line contacts

  • Keep airline import handling tariffs up-to-date

  • Source agents for each UK airport and request tariffs for MIB brokerage and import handling

  • Responsible for collection of duty and VAT payments

The person

  • Experience in freight forwarding operations

  • Knowledge of import and export procedures

  • Experience using Box-Top is desirable

  • E-customs experience is advantageous

  • Customs entries

  • Ability to work under pressure and timescales

  • Team player