Our client is a Leading International Manufacturer based in the greater Dewsbury area, West Yorkshire.
The Senior Shipping & Purchasing Administrator is a new role in the business and they seek a logistics/supply chain professional that must have the knowledge and experience of shipping consignments by the deep sea, air and road from global markets.
It would be advantageous to anyone applying to the role to have experience of dealing with global suppliers, shipping lines, freight forwarders and landside hauliers at origin and destination.
The understanding of import documentation to support shipments such as customs invoices, packing lists, Bills of Lading, duty tariffs, the experience of letters of credit and Incoterms is also essential.
*Organising international shipments and container bookings with carriers
*Record keeping and administration of all imports and associated documents
*Tracking incoming shipments up to arrival in the UK via in-house ship log system and freight carrier tracking platforms
*Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of UK Customs and Excise as well as import commodity codes
*Working with shipping lines, freight forwarders and merchant hauliers providing import clearance instructions in line with Customs Procedures, commodity codes, duties and taxes etc.
*Reviewing import documentation provided by carriers to ensure that customs entries are correct
*Checking and approving import transport/ charges invoices to ensure that invoiced amount matches expectations
*Reviewing monthly reports, SAP bookings and invoices to ensure the records match, notifying any anomalies to the finance team (duty file)
*Raising purchase orders
*Opening Letters of credit
*Liaising with respective supply chain teams, warehouses and third party storage facilities
*Lock in opportunist freight deals on spot and FAK market through industry contacts and shipping line online platforms
*Experience of dealing directly with merchant hauliers, commercial rail networks from port to railhead and arranging shunting to destination warehouses
Required Skills and Experience
*Experience in working on import processes, customs procedures and legislation is essential
*Knowledge of International Supply Chain processes
*Shipping experience and understanding of import legislation
*Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
*Strong organisational and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task
*Expertise in MS Office, particularly Excel; SAP knowledge desirable
*Strong communication skills and ability to work with teams internationally
*KPI driven i.e. OTIF container deliveries
*Reduce outside storage costs
*Reduce detention and demurrage costs
+ £45,000 - £55,000 dependable on experience
+ Pension, Holiday, Benefits
Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions.