Shipping & Despatch Assistant

Shipping & Despatch Assistant

  • Location

    Staplehurst, Kent

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  • Salary:

    20000-25000 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Blaze Furley

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 976 3540

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Shipping & Despatch Assistant

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £20k-£25k

Due to continued growth and expansion my client is currently recruiting for a Shipping & Despatch Assistant to join their team. The role requires assisting a small, close-knit team with all aspects of the shipping and despatch function, along with other administrative duties. To be considered for this role you will need to possess the ability to work within a small team, be numerate, have excellent attention to detail and be adaptable to helping colleagues as and when needed.

Shipping & Despatch Assistant – Job Role:

  • To support the Import/Export Manager in daily shipping activities
  • Assist with arranging carriers to ship goods & material, working with suppliers to obtain best prices
  • Assist with all necessary shipping paperwork, including commercial invoices, packing lists & labels.
  • Assist with customs clearances and ensuring on time delivery
  • Updating the sales team with shipment information & assisting them with shipping quotations as required.
  • Providing cover for packing department when required

Shipping & Despatch Assistant – Person requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills for dealing with suppliers & customers.
  • High level of IT proficiency – experience of Word/ Excel and MRP systems
  • High standard of written English
  • Good organisational skills & time management.
  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of import/export documentation handling, control, and procedures
  • Experience of worldwide customs procedures
  • Experience of a production environment with the challenges of shipping goods worldwide
  • Knowledge of engineering/fabrication