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Shipping Administrator - Berkshire

£23,000 - £25,000 per annum. 25 days Holiday. - Administration
Ref: 224 Date Posted: Wednesday 16 Jan 2019
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Job Title:                     Shipping Administrator                    

Reports To:                Shipping Supervisor             

Hours:                         37.50

Salary:                        £23,000 - £25,000 per annum

Location:                    Hungerford, Berkshire


Purpose of the job: 

Arrange the correct "inco" terms, timely and most economic method to ship the company’s products domestic/worldwide by road, air or sea ensuring on time delivery.

Main duties & responsibilities:


  • Obtaining competitive quotes for shipments
  • Composing bank drafts and letters of credit
  • Liaising internally with all functions to ensure on time despatch of goods
  • Liaising externally with freight forwarders
  • Preparation of packing and picking lists, shipping and invoicing documents
  • Preparation of customs and excise documentation including, EUR1 and COFO document
  • Continually review and benchmark freight recovery costs, territory/shipments, as and when included
  • Log shipments in all relevant spreadsheets
  • Assist customers with POD’s/Shipment queries when required.

Supervisory responsibilities:        None


About you:

We are seeking an experienced administrator who should:-

  • Ideally have experience in a shipping environment
  • Ideally have experience of working with inco terms
  • Have excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Be highly organized and have excellent attention to detail