Export Freight Forwarder – Suffolk (England)

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Our client, an independently owned freight company specialising in European Logistics and Road Freight Solutions, is looking for an Export Freight Forwarder to join their expanding team.

Duties include:

  • Planning, organising, directing, and help run day-to-day operations to exceed our customers expectations.
  • Increase productivity, whilst minimising unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards.
  • Responsibility of negotiating rates with customers as well as transportation costs of suppliers.
  • Maintain and improve working relationships with both customers and suppliers.
  • Drive continuous improvement and optimisation of all processes.
  • Monitoring transport rates, markets, and looking after the job from start to finish.
  • Sub-contracting haulage requirements, managing transportation bookings, and quotations.

Skills/Experience required:

  • Proven experience of working as a European Freight forwarder via road (Min 3 years)
  • Road freight Forwarding knowledge of Germany, Belgium and/or Netherlands.
  • Familiarity of the industry and technical expertise
  • Knowledge and understanding of rates, customers, and suppliers within the European road freight sector.
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong team building, decision-making, accountability and to lead by example if needed language i.e., German or Dutch not essential, however, would be advantageous

Working hours of 8 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 depending on previous experience.

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