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Export Coordinator (VR/22229)



£25,000 - £25,000/annum + Bonus

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Essex

Job Type

Friday, June 11, 2021

Freight Forwarding Coordinator - Exports - VR/22229

Our client, a leading provider of transport solutions, is looking for an Export Coordinator to join their Freight Forwarding department in Great Dunmow, Essex.

Duties of the Export Coordinator:

  • Liaise with customers and other departments during the booking process ensuring all bookings are handled in accordance with the company’s SOP and payment terms.
  • Placing of bookings with respective Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
  • Liaise with customers to ensure correct export documentation is received for the shipment(s) and forwarded to the Shipping Line / Carrier/ Agent as necessary.
  • Ensure Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent have instructions for Bills of Lading, VGM and UCR references in a timely manner.
  • Check Draft Bill of Lading and ensure customer has receives a copy for approval. Send approved Draft Bill of Lading to Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent.
  • Allocation of incoming payments on IT system.
  • Ensure booking(s) are invoiced correctly by Shipping Line / Carrier / Agent as per contract rates or other spot rates as appropriate.
  • Work closely with other departments such as Transport and Finance.
  • Ensure invoice(s) have been paid before Bill of Lading / Cargo is Released and dispatched.
  • Be an integral part of the development of the export operation and the general development of the company.

Requirements for the Export Coordinator Role:

  • Experience gained within a Freight forwarding / Logistics organisation dealing with Export shipments by Sea.
  • Knowledge of Exports by Road and Air - desired.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Export Customs clearance and procedures.
  • Professional & friendly manner with customers and other staff members.
  • Competent with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience on IT Programmes (Order Management Systems) for booking / documentation / Customs / Transport Purpose.       
  • Understanding of Booking and Transport procedures for Sea Freight shipments. 
  • Customer Service focused.
  • Experience of working in a busy Export Freight Forwarding environment.
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with both customers and suppliers.
  • GCSE Maths & English.
  • Degree qualified - desired.
  • Industry recognised shipping courses / qualifications - desired.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Able to work of own initiative.
  • Friendly, approachable, a good team player and not scared of hard work.
  • Ability to stay calm in a challenging and pressurised environment.

The successful Export Coordinator will receive a salary of up to £25k + bonus, depending on experience.

Hours: Monday - Friday on a 3 shift system as follows: 8.00am - 5.00pm / 8.30am - 5.30pm / 9.00am - 6.00pm

If you’re interested in the Export Coordinator role, click apply now, or email our Shipping team on

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