Forwarding Jobs Recruitment Division

Land Freight Operator – Basildon – UK

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Up to £26,000

Due to increased global growth in the business, we are looking for three individuals to join our Euro Operations team as a Land Freight Operator within the Basildon Office.
The role is dealing with the processing of consignments arriving to the U.K. by road from Europe. The role of a Land Freight Operator would suit someone who is keen to challenge themselves.

Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Type: Permanent
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 08.30 hours – 17.30 hours – [one-hour unpaid lunch]
Saturday rota 1 in 4 approximately – Paid Overtime

With 70 years of history, our company has established best-practice standards in ground transportation, air and ocean shipments, customs clearance, and supply chain management.
Still a family run company where people are treated as people, not numbers and considered for their value. With unchanged passion we strive to balance a growing company in a highly competitive industry, with family ethics and social responsibility….
with C.A.R.E…

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare import documents in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Liaise with other offices in the UK, reporting any discrepancies or specific requirements
  • Check shipping invoices & packing lists for accuracy.
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with internal and external customers, suppliers, and
    other offices, as required by operational procedures.
  • Contact delivery UK destinations to book in deliveries
  • Ensure that the company operates within all agreed operational procedures, and within statutory
    requirements including the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.
  • Perform and correctly implement General Administration, e.g., invoicing, filing, queries, claims,
    POD handling

Skills & Competency

  • Previous experience as a Land Freight Operator or in a similar role preferable (experience in
    freight over one year)
  • Quality organisational skills and ability to manage many tasks or projects at the same time.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload but also be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Conversant in IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and CRM systems.
  • Demonstrate working administrative background
  • Must have an analytical skill, with a high level of attention to detail.

Company Benefits
Along with 20 days annual leave + Public holidays and yearly pension review we offer the following
benefits:

  • Confidential EAP platform for you and your immediate family members as spouse/partners and
    children aged 16 to 24 in full-time education, living in the same household
  • Access to our Employee Discounts and Perks, which includes Grocery Shopping, Holidays,
    Movies, Sports, Wellness and many more.
  • After completing six months’ service, ALPI UK Death in Service equal to three times your annual
    salary.
  • After one year’s service employees are eligible to join the Private Medical Scheme (application
    process required).
  • After one year’s service company contributions increase 9% for the Group personal Pension
    Plan.
  • Holiday loyalty days up to a maximum of 5 days (1 per each full year of employment completed)
    Ease of Commute
  • The company has its own free carpark with allocated company spaces (first come basis) and an
    adjacent public highway with limited parking restrictions.
  • We are approximately a brisk thirty-minute walk from the Basildon main line railway station, C2C
    line Southend – Fenchurch Street.
  • The First Group 100 bus amongst others stop on the Pipps Hill Retail Park (ASDA B&Q, TK Maxx
    etc.) – Route: Lakeside – Chelmsford.
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