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Job opportunity
Dare to grow Job reference 528624
12/2/2024

Senior Freight Forwarder

Location Dartford, United Kingdom
Team Contract Logistics
Working Hours 37.5
Salary Competitive Salary

CEVA Logistics provides global supply chain solutions to connect people, products and providers all around the world. We are supply chain experts. We live and breathe logistics every day. Above all, we believe that this is a people business. That’s why we are building a global culture of teamwork and respect. We encourage initiative, and we engage and empower our diverse workforce to grow their careers within CEVA.

CEVA Logistics offers a broad range of end-to-end, customized solutions in both Contract Logistics and Freight Management thanks to our approximately 98,000 employees at more than 1,000 facilities in 160 countries worldwide. With the recent acquisition of the former Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services business, we are building one of the world’s leading end-to-end eCommerce service offerings through the dedication and passion of our people—the heartbeat of our organization. As we continue growing at a fast pace, will you “Dare to Grow” with us?

 

YOUR ROLE

 

Our award winning Showfreight team have the experience, flexibility, speed, and commitment to deliver exhibition goods anywhere in the world where we deliver on time, every time! We provide specialist logistics services for the exhibition and wider events sector, and we are looking to recruit a dynamic and knowledgeable Senior Freight Forwarder where you will provide operational excellence and solutions through shipping services and on-site handling/final mile delivery for air, ocean, and ground freight movements.

 

You will become a key member of the international team delivering operational excellence to our clients. Therefore, this high-profile role will require you to take a flexible approach towards worldwide travel.

 

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

 

Reporting into the Branch Manager you will take ownership for coordinating the movement of freight to and from exhibitions worldwide via ground, ocean and air including handling all customs paperwork whilst adhering to local legislative and compliance regulations. You will be responsible for negotiating rates with suppliers and carriers, creating quotes and invoices. You will be expected to proactively resolve any issues or delays and communicate effectively with the client and suppliers to ensure successful delivery of our services.

 

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

 

Our ideal candidate will be a solution orientated individual, who will be operating in a senior freight forwarding position working in a multimodal freight environment within project forwarding and have a solid understanding of global transport logistics and customs clearances. You’ll need to be an exceptional communicator able to demonstrate a proven track record of building and developing exceptional internal and external relationships.

 

It goes without saying that you will be customer centric, highly organised with a high attention to detail, you will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be IT literate with the ability to use MS Office packages and a keen interest in learning new systems when required.

 

It would be desirable however not essential if you have previously worked within the events or exhibitions industry.

 

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?

 

With a genuine culture of reward and recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package that includes competitive annual leave entitlement with a fantastic holiday buy scheme, pension and life assurance along with access to an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and money off vouchers for a diverse range of retail, travel and hospitality brands. There’s no doubt that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment so if you’d like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then please do get in touch to find your next role.

 

ABOUT TOMORROW

 

We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. Join CEVA for a challenging career.

CEVA Logistics UK&I is committed to attracting, acquiring and retaining the best possible candidates  in an equal and inclusive way that is consistent with employment legislation and best practice. We aim to select the best available person for  every vacancy irrespective of age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, political beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and marital or civil partnership status.
Please note that candidates will be subject to the necessary right to work checks for the UK and Ireland. IND1