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Import Clerk – Basildon (England)

Our client is a provider of international freight forwarding services, and they are currently looking for an Import Clerk to join their team in Basildon. The successful Import Clerk will receive a salary circa £23K.

You’ll be dealing with companies worldwide, liaising with overseas agents / customers / hauliers, handling all aspects of imports from start to finish and everything in between, including charging files and processing purchase invoices.

We are keen to speak to candidates who already have a little experience as an Import Clerk, however, they are happy to provide some training if needed. Candidates must have customs clearance experience, as well as the use of Destin8 / CNS.  You’ll be a proficient communicator; in person, on the phone and in writing, have excellent customer service skills and commercial sense.

Duties of the Import Clerk:

Liaising with overseas agents / customers / hauliers
Receiving pre-alerts from overseas agents
Creating files both manually and on the computer system
Advising customers of arrival of cargo into the UK
Planning loads and sending load lists to agents
Checking manifests once received
Receiving and checking relevant import documentation and passing on to shipping lines
Planning and arranging deliveries

Key requirements of an Import Clerk:

Experience in Freight Forwarding
Have good Knowledge dealing with overseas origin agents and suppliers
Good IT skills
Very good communication skills
Handling bookings, deliveries and queries
Customs experience
Able to deal with customers verbally and via E-mails
Able to work using own initiative and well within a team

If this Import Clerk role is something you would like to know more about or you know of anyone that fits the bill, either forward this advert to them, send us their details or get in contact with us and we will do the rest. You can recommend as many people as you like via our website and earn a referral fee per candidate we place*. This is an unlimited offer.

As recruiters specialising in freight and shipping, Red Recruit have vacancies at all levels within the industry, so please do get in touch to tell us what youre looking for and well do our best to assist.

* T&C’s apply. Please contact the office for more information

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