Freight Forwarder

Job Ref: WK632
Sector: Transport & Logistics
Date Added: 07 December 2017
  • Swindon, Wiltshire, South West, England
  • £25,000 - £28,000 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow Swindon
  • 01793 642 000

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Our Swindon based client are looking to recruit a Road Freight Forwarder to join their expanding organisation.

Your role will be to act on behalf of importers, exporters or other companies to organise the safe, efficient and cost-effective road transportation of goods.

You will arrange the best means of transport, taking into account the type of goods and customers delivery requirements. You'll use the services of shipping lines, airlines and road and rail freight operators, the focus being on road transport within UK and Europe.
  • Arranging appropriate packing, taking into account the climate, terrain, weight, cost and nature of goods and also the delivery and warehousing of goods at their final destination;
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs;
  • Obtaining, checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with other countries 'regulations and fiscal regimes;
  • Offering consolidation services by air and sea but mainly road, ensuring cost-effective and secure solutions to small shippers who have insufficient cargo to require their own dedicated units;
  • Arranging insurance and assisting the client in the event of a claim;
  • Utilising e-commerce, internet technology and satellite system to enable real-time tracking of goods;
  • Maintaining communication and control trough all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit-cost analysis;

Skills and Experience:

  • Good experience and sound knowledge in the Road Freight Forwarding industry
  • Financial experience in road freight buying and selling FTL and LRL
  • Good communications skills - you will be liaising with a variety people;
  • Clarity in communication, as major problems could arise trough inaccuracies;
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Problem-solving ability to adapt to changing circumstances