Freight Forwarding Import Clerk

Job Title: Freight Forwarding / Import Clerk


Location: Ashford


Salary: £22k-£28k + company profit related bonus


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm


If you're looking for a new Freight Forwarding position then apply today. I have just learnt about an incredible company who are a hugely successful distribution company seeking to recruit a new employee within their logistics office. You'll be working as part of a supportive team of 4.


Key responsibilities within your new role would be:



  • Completing day to day DEFRA (PEACH) entries for all air, sea and road freight shipments

  • Telephone and/or written communication with external organisations e.g. HMRC, Port Authorities, Shipping Lines, Hauliers, Suppliers etc.

  • Obtaining necessary Bill of Ladings and correct Tariff Headings. Obtain payments from customers in line with company policy

  • Liaising with customers, partners, shipping lines and carriers

  • Calculating Duty / VAT cost for each consignment

  • Keeping up to date with changes in regulations, laws and customs procedures

  • Planning and arranging deliveries

  • Providing administration support to the logistics and commercial team

  • Telephone queries, data input and general admin duties


Essential Skills/Qualities required:



  • Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience

  • Knowledge of customs declarations ideally within a freight forwarding or logistics business

  • Previous experience within an Import Forwarding role, preferably including Customs experience

  • Confident in Microsoft Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Exemplary customer service skills with the ability to work flexible hours when require

  • Ability to learn and understand existing procedures

  • Ability to work to deadlines and meet targets


Next steps…


Apply today if you have Freight Forwarding experience. The company we're recruiting for would like to conduct MS Teams interviews initially at this time. We look forward to receiving your application.

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