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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Land Freight Administrator

Basildon, UK
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Company: XCEL RECRUITMENT

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £19,000 - £21,500 per annum

Our client, a freight forwarder is looking for a Land Freight Administrator to join their office in Basildon.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 08.30 hours - 17.30 hours - [one-hour unpaid lunch]Saturday rota 1 in 4 approximately - Paid Overtime

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Land Freight Operations Team with their duties supporting the Head of Operations and Land South’s vision of the company.
  • Understand and execute the departments vision of good business development in order to successfully Import/Export Land Road freight, warehouse operations and logistics products.
  • Oversee client and sub-contractor management in conjunction with SOPs.
  • Ensure all customers and clients are invoiced correctly and on time in conjunction with SOPs.
  • Ensure all operational activities are completed on time.
  • Maintain regular communication with sales teams reporting new sales leads and handover of shipments.
  • Communicate quotations to the line manager/sales team within two hours of receipt and ensure all quotations are recorded on the system in one format.
  • Report internal leads to the customer services and sales teams.
  • Ensure all duties/VAT is charged correctly upon invoicing and collect any monies due in line with SOPs.
  • Maintain and utilise the operational system at all times.
  • Ensure all reports are generated by given deadlines and handed to line manager.
  • Maintain excellent customer and inter-departmental relationships at all times giving regular feedback to line manager.
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover as required

Skills & Competency:

  • Previous experience in a similar role preferable (e.g. Logistics / Transport Administrator) experience in freight over one year
  • Quality organisational skills and ability to manage many tasks or projects at the same time
  • Ability to prioritise own workload but also be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Conversant in IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and CRM systems
  • Demonstrate working administrative background
  • Must have an analytical skill, with a high level of attention to detail
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