Import Ocean Operator

South West London Permanent £28,000 - £32,000
  • Hybrid working at it's best
  • Be recognised for the hard work you do

About Our Client

A Logistics company based in South West London that offers a range of freight solutions to their clients. With their focus on Staff happiness, you will be based in their new office, built with space to take breathers when needed and recharge your batteries, you will have access to learning, excellent benefits and be part of a great team.

Job Description

The Import Ocean Operator will be based in the South West London office on a hybrid basis. You will increas shipment volumes and operational financial performance of the branch. You will move freight from all over the world and deal with files from start to finish including quoting, forwarding, customs. The job experiences a variety of languages and cultures and people.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the whole Sea Import process from start to finish
  • Bookings and managing with subcontractors
  • Managing all customs processes
  • Assisting with Sea Export wherever the company requires
  • Completing all billing activities in line with company KPI's
  • Creating and developing a positive working relationship with all customers
  • Contributing financially by maximizing gross profit on all shipments, and mitigating against any detention/demurrage/storage
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Checking and preparing documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packaging specifications, and compliance with overseas countries regulations and fiscal regimes
  • Liaising with and managing third parties in accordance with customer requirements
  • Arrange insurance and assist the client in the event of a claim
  • Maintain visibility and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports, statistical and unit cost analyst
  • Help and support local business development opportunities

The Successful Applicant

In order to be consider for the Import Ocean Operator role, you need:

  • Recent experience in the freight forwarding industry - specifically Ocean freight
  • Working Import knowledge
  • Thorough Customs knowledge
  • A high level of energy with a "can-do" positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Live in an area that is easily commutable to South West London

What's on Offer

This Freight company has a great work culture and rewards and recognises hard work.

  • Competitive remuneration package including an employee incentive plan
  • Flexible/Hybrid working schedule
  • 20 leave days (+1 day per year thereafter up to 25)
  • Gym membership discount
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discretionary bonus paid at the end of the year
  • Variety of recognition schemes, including long service, employee appreciation, social activities, staff competitions
  • Training and development
  • Friendly, fun and relaxed culture
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Transport & Distribution
South West London
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