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We are delighted to be working with one of our key clients, a longstanding and established Logistics business, assisting with their growth & development. With over 40 years of successful business, our client continues to expand its operations. As such, they are increasing their Freight division team and wish to recruit a Freight Forwarder to join their existing team.  With staged growth targets and plans in place, this is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your career within the logistics sector.





To provide a responsive, high quality 360 freight forwarding service to existing & new clients covering all aspects of operations, associated administration, and customer service. This includes all parts of the process, quoting from initial enquiry, right the way through to invoicing.


  • Taking freight bookings from clients and processing orders utilising Descartes system.
  • Conversant in Import, Export & Customs formalities both UK & abroad. Note this can be trained if required.
  • Develop a good understanding of the various shipping lines serving the Iberian, Italian, Benelux and Chinese markets.
  • Preparing and handling cargo related documentation including packing lists, manifests, bills of lading and customs documentation.
  • Arranging haulage collections and deliveries.
  • Liaising with customers and haulage operators, addressing and resolving issues as they occur.
  • Responding to telephone and e-mail enquires in a timely manner.
  • Promote the business and services to existing and potential clients.


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


  • Strong and concise communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be an effective negotiator for the various parts of the logistics chain, especially towards rate negotiations with shipping lines and hauliers.
  • Strong grammatical and numerical skills.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply customer contracts.
  • Fully competent with IT including Microsoft Office applications (Word / Excel / Power point / Outlook).


  • Candidates will ideally have experience of freight forwarding working within a shipping, transport or freight environment. A strong administrator would also be considered on the understanding they would be trained up to understand the sector and specific elements of the role
  • Experience of using Descartes would be advantageous.


  • Organised and accurate with good attention to details.
  • Confident, driven and being a positive character are a must have traits.
  • A pro-active problem solver – providing solutions.
  • Effective personal time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a genuine team player - comfortable of working in a small team.