YouTube logo and link to channel

Freight Planner

Location: Bedford

Reference: JS-FP-BED_1650552025

Package: £25000 - £27000 per annum + excellent benefits

Role:

Freight Planner, Bedford

Resolve Recruitment are proud to be working with one of the UKs leading distribution companies. Due to expansion, their specialist freight division are looking for an experienced Freight Planner to join their team based in Bedford.

The role:

  • Execute orders by all modes of transport (Air, Sea and Road) ensuring orders are processed in a timely and cost effective manner - largely focusing on Australia, New Zealand and Japan
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and collaborative manner promoting good working practices and leading by example
  • Build excellent working relationships with clients and transport partners
  • Support all departments when required to resolve queries, provide informed feedback, participate in calls / meetings, cover teammates absence, source rates etc
  • Work collaboratively with all entities across our UK and EU locations
  • Ensure all activity within order processing, job authorisation, document upload, use of pre-entered client and carrier tariffs, rate shopping etc, is processed correctly with consistently high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to build a positive working atmosphere and to achieve successful results
  • Participate in and support regular operational reviews ensuring follow up of actions and continuous improvement
  • Maintain files and records within the network ensuring good communication of updates and compliance to processes
  • Review shipment requirements when EU / UK Customs clearance is required and provide guidance to clients and team members when required

The person:

  • Experience in Freight Forwarding essential - minimum 2 years
  • Experience working with all modes (sea, air and road)
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • PC literate in Microsoft applications
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of freight forwarding industry and understanding of different modes of transport and the requirements of each mode
  • Good understanding of commercial activities
  • Excellent communicator at all levels and leads by example
  • Good understanding of Brexit and Customs clearance requirements
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy

The package & hours:

  • A good starting salary of between £24-27,000 p/a
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Monday to Friday 8-430 or 830-5

For more information about this exciting and rewarding Freight Planner career, please APPLY TODAY.

Return to job search
Business West Chamber of Commerce Member logo
The Road Haulage Association Bronze Associate Member logo
AoFAQ approved centre logo
Highfield Qualifications logo
SQA logo
CPD UK logo
Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training logo
ROSPA logo