Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Import/Customs Clerk 
Job Category :
Posted :
10/1/2021 4:19:06 PM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
United Kingdom 
Benefits :
Salary :
£21k - 25k per year + Benefits 
Security :
Description :

The Company and the Role:

The Company is privately owned and a leading international shipping and forwarding agent. It has offices in the UK and in the Far East. Join an innovative, forwarding thinking company which has a good reputation within the industry and prides itself on looking after its employees and providing a good working environment.

They are currently seeking an Import / Customs Clerk for their operation in Southampton. This is a permanent position.

You should ideally be an experienced import clerk who has had some exposure in completing customs entries and arranging final delivery to a wide range of clientele.

Key Features of the Role:

  • Handling of import processes
  • Dealing with carriers and suppliers
  • Negotiating rates and compiling quotations
  • Dealing with overseas agents
  • Managing shipments throughout the process

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Previous import forwarding experience, able to handle the import processes from start of finish.
  • Familiar with shipping documentation such as Bills of Lading
  • Good knowledge of customs clearance experience
  • Excellent customer services skills, regularly updating clients is of paramount importance
  • PC/IT literate
  • Experience of liaising with external international offices and agents to arrange bookings
  • Comfortable in assisting the sales team with quotations

What’s on Offer?

The opportunity to work for a privately owned well known company who prides itself on looking after its employees and providing a good working environment.

Basic salary will be in a range of £21,000 - £25,000 pa depending upon your knowledge and experience.

In addition, there will be 25 days holiday and pension scheme along with free onsite parking.

Hours of work are from 9am to 5.30pm

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are experienced in customs import in the freight forwarding sector.

For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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rpc logistics & supply chain recruitment, a division of The rpc Group of Companies is at the forefront of supplying Executive, Management and Technical professionals of all disciplines to the Logistics and Supply Chain and related sectors, e.g. Retail, Automotive, Aviation, Shipping and Freight Forwarding etc.


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