Ocean Freight Team Leader

LogisticsRecruit UK
28000.00 - 32000.00 GBP Annual
15 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Contract Type

My client, a leading global freight forwarder, is looking to recruit an Ocean Freight Team Leader for its site in Cannock Staffordshire. Located within our Air & Ocean department the successful applicant will be handling all aspects of Sea Freight shipments by managing a team of 3 personnel.

Role: Ocean Freight Team Leader

Location: Cannock, Staffs

Salary: up to GBP32k dependent upon experience

Industry: Ocean freight/seafreight/shipping

Candidate profile:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Sea Freight operations
  • Knowledge of Dangerous Goods an advantage but not essential
  • Experience with supervising a team of staff
  • Excellent communication / organizational skills
  • Ability to produce reports and to report into the Air & Ocean Manager
  • Be able to work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to work under own initiative
  • Have a flexible approach to work and be adaptable
  • Experienced in compiling quotations

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • The smooth handling of Export and Import Sea Freight shipments
  • Completing or overseeing the completion of Customs Entries
  • Communication with UK Customers and Overseas Partners/Offices
  • Booking, tracking and updating of shipment milestones to relevant parties
  • Financial responsibility at file level / department level to include raising of sales invoices and passing of purchase invoices in accordance with Company financial guidelines
  • Compiling quotations, entering into CRM system and making timely follow ups

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be a team player whilst also being able to work under their own initiative.

You must have excellent organization skills with a high level of attention to detail and have a flexible approach to work.