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Freight Forwarding Import Clerk

Kent - Ashford
up to £28000 per annum
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HR GO Recruitment are currently assisting a reputable, family-run company in the Ashford area in their search for a Freight Forwarding import Clerk. Our client prides themselves on the first-class service they provide to their customers and are seeking someone who shares this passion. As a freight forwarder, the main focus of this role will be logistics and ensuring all entries are completed correctly in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Completing day to day DEFRA entries for all air, sea, and road freight shipments.

  • Constant communication with external organisations such as HMRC, shipping lines and Haulage firms

  • Obtaining payments from customers, aligned with company policy

  • Calculating Duty / VAT costs for each individual shipment

  • Keep abreast of current changes in regulations and customs procedures

  • Provide administration support to the logistics department where necessary

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in a freight forwarding role and customs experience is essential

  • Confident using Outlook and Excel and able to pick up new systems quickly

  • Knowledge of customs declarations within a freight forwarding or logistics role is advantageous

  • Excellent communication both verbal and written, due to dealing with external bodies

  • Proven customer service skills

  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team as well autonomously

The role:

  • This is a full time, permanent position with a negotiable salary

  • Some weekend cover work will be required if necessary

  • Salary negotiable, depending on experience


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