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Shipping Operator

  • up to £25k p/a
  • Permanent
  • Central London
  • Ref: 19776

Your New Job Title: Shipping Operator
Your New Salary:  up to £25k p/a
Status: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Central London
Skills: Soft Commodity / Bulk shipping / Container shipping/ Freight Forwarding advantageous


What You'll be Doing Each Day:

As a Shipping Operator you will support and jointly execute the shipping operations activities of the company's London-based trading and operations desk.

  • Types of shipment: Containers and bulk shipments
  • Typical geographies: Brazil, Central America, Thailand, South Africa, East Africa, Singapore (Head Office)
  • Support Operators with the execution of Purchase and Sales contracts under Incoterms - FOB, CIF, CFR, FCA with tasks which include:
  • Nominate vessels & container bookings against purchase and sales contracts
  • Appoint Cargo Surveyor and provide contractual supervision instructions for inspection of vessel holds or containers for cleanliness
  • Check weight, quality, perform sampling and analysis of cargo, produce certificates
  • Compile and send Documentary Instructions for shipping documents, which would include: Bills of Lading, Certificate of Origin, Supervision Certificates, Health Certificate, Insurance Certificates, Phytosanitary Certificates
  • Raise purchase and sales invoices in Trading, Administration, Accounting System (ITAS)
  • Present shipping documents to bank for payment, raise ancillary costs invoices: Freight, supervision, broker fees, insurances premiums.
  • Liaise constantly with Sellers, Buyers, Brokers, Supervision, Ships Agencies
  • Stock management – handle delivery orders, invoices , payments, cash balance
  • Learn and develop knowledge of Demurrage and Despatch calculations on time allowed for bulk vessels
  • Train and develop skills and ability to enable independent Operations activities


The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Freight forwarding for containers and/or bulk cargo handling and administration experience preferable
  • Soft commodity experience advantageous
  • Competent IT Skills MS Office: Excel/ Word / In-House Trading / Administration system - ITAS
  • Sound Maths and English qualifications
  • Confident communicator, written and verbal
  • User knowledge of Skype and Email
  • Flexible attitude
  • Good sense of team spirit

Please follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-first-supply-chain 

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