Ocean Freight Operator

As a driven and ambitious individual you will bring an upbeat, positive and friendly attitude to operations and, most importantly, be a creative business developer to assist the growth of the ocean freight division. Living and breathing our brand, you will act as an ambassador for Unique Forwarding Limited through the successful delivery of services to our customers.

Department: Operations
Project Location(s): Billericay, UK
Education: GCSE C+
Compensation: Negotiable


  • Investigating and arrange the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking account of the perishable or hazardous nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Provide accurate detailed schedules of routing plans, accuracy of information being crucial
  • Negotiate contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Offer consolidation services by ocean ensuring cost-effective and secure solutions to small shippers who have insufficient cargo to require their own dedicated units
  • Arrange additional insurance if requested and assist the client in the event of a claim
  • Arrange payment of freight and other charges or collection of payment on behalf of the client
  • Arrange ocean transport for high-value freight and manage the risk door to door
  • Maintain communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistical and unit cost analysis


  • Can demonstrate outstanding performance within a senior shipping/logistics/transport role
  • Clarity in communication with sound business related knowledge
  • The ability and desire to sustain customer relationships
  • Highly self-motivated and ambitious in achieving goals
  • Resilience and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to work both in a team and also perform independently
  • Proficient communicator; verbal and written
  • Organisation skills
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office Suite


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