Current Opportunity:

Cork, Ireland – Ocean Freight Operator

Posted:

22nd October 2021

Position:

Ocean Freight Operator

Based:

Cork

Reports to:

Branch Manager

DETAILS 

Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics Limited are looking for an experienced Ocean Freight Operator for our busy Cork office . Ideally, you will have a thorough understanding of Import Operations from ‘Start to Finish’ in both Deep Sea and Short Sea Imports, including Customs formalities. A basic knowledge of Ocean Exports would also be desirable along with and understanding of road and air freight.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

To be responsible for producing high quality customer service to all our customers, overseas partners and suppliers.

Manage your time to ensure that priorities and targets set are achieved.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, direct and control all activities on a day to day basis.
  • Ensure all Consignments are loaded onto computer system prior to arrival / departure either by EDI or manually, checking paperwork for accuracy.
  • Maintain all files ensuring they are costed and invoiced prior to export, delivery or release.
  • Obtain relevant information from customers in order to complete customs clearance, deliver or release of cargo.
  • Keep operational staff & Customers fully informed of any holds, exams or other areas which may cause delay to a shipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all outstanding monies are collected prior to release/delivery of goods with overall responsibility in the collection of outstanding D/V including updating records.
  • Provide transport companies with the relevant information to ensure customer delivery requirements are met.
  • Develop constructive relationships with key customers and key suppliers, resolving any concerns and ensuring corrective action is taken.
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with overseas offices and partners.
  • Identify and provide early warning to the manager of the relevant department, on any issues and problems that could have an adverse effect on deadlines.
  • Liaise where appropriate with other departments to resolve any conflicting issues raised by customers and/or figures.
  • Take ownership of all accounting issues and queries as and when directed by management
  • Assist with insurance claims in line with company procedures as and when requested by management.
  • Monitor incoming mail and highlight potential problem areas to relevant staff, delegating as appropriate, advising management as and when necessary.
  • Complete month end routines as directed by manager.
  • Action other ad hoc duties as requested by manager.
  • Promote and maintain image, procedures and standards as set and with management
  • ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Any other duties as requested by management

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Able to promote the APGL corporate culture
  • Able to work and meet deadlines
  • Computer literate
  • Able to implement and manage systems which further enhance our profile
  • Possess team player qualities
  • Possess good leadership skills
  • Able to plan ahead
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Salary/Package negotiable dependent upon experience.

Interested in joining a friendly, dynamic team within a continually growing independent freight forwarder?

Email andy.quincey@atlantic-pacific.com and attach your CV.

Or Tel Andy Quincey +44 7881 940889 for a private conversation in the strictest confidence.

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Atlantic Pacific are a privately owned independent British & Irish freight forwarder, which means we are flexible and open to exceptional people joining our team through speculative applications at any time.

That may include experienced individuals seeking exciting new challenges or enthusiastic and ambitious school, college and university leavers looking for careers within logistics.

We have a twenty year history of continuous growth, which, coupled with being independent, means that our career advancement opportunities are more frequent than multi-national businesses in the same sector.

Atlantic Pacific recognise that logistics is a ‘people business’ and by maintaining a happy, motivated workforce we become stronger together.

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You can always call Kevan Childs on 07979-912575 to discuss any of our positions in the strictest of confidence.

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