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Road Freight Operator

Full Time

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Ziegler UK Limited is rapidly expanding and seeking an experienced, confident, and dynamic Road Freight Operator to join our team. The role is to ensure all activities between customers, suppliers and the agents run as smoothly as possible. Working within in a team of 11 people, reporting directly to the Operations Manager
Main Responsibilities:
* Liaise with overseas partners to achieve optimum load plans
* Track shipments and communicate progress to clients
* You must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written
* Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team framework
* Handling European groupage services, Southern European markets, predominantly imports.
* Arranging movement of freight from origin to destination both internationally and nationally.
* Holiday cover of colleagues
* Receive and process customer bookings
* Job costing, Invoicing
* Negotiation with suppliers
* Book trailers with suppliers
* Consolidate profitable groupage/part load trailers
* Alert line manager of any potential/actual loss-making trailers prior to despatch
* Maintain a proactive and close customer contact to ensure bookings meet anticipated levels
* Alert line manager if anticipated booking levels drop/cease
* Alert line manager of any customer/partner/agent problem (actual or potential) immediately
Skills required:
* Must have a good understanding of European road freight
* Good customer service skills
* Knowledge of the international transport industry and experience gained in a fast-moving transport environment
* Ability to plan truck routing efficiently and understand costings
* Able to assemble groupage trailers and have a good geographical knowledge of European towns and distances
* Self-motivated with a desire to exceed expectations
* Computer literate with a high degree of accuracy
* Ability to work to deadlines
Desirable:
* Understanding of laws and regulations regarding international truck driving restrictions
* Holder of International CPC
* Fluency in one or more European languages
Mon – Fri 09.00 – 17.00 (1-hour lunch)
21 days holiday + bank holidays
** Please note if you do not hear back after 14 days after registering your interest for this position, please consider your application currently unsuccessful