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International Freight and Operations Specialist

  • Location: RG7 4AH
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Westcoast Limited

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About the job

International Freight and Operations Specialist

Department: International Shipping
Reports to: International Shipping Team Leader
Location: Theale
Hours of Work: Monday Friday, 9am 17.30pm
Contract type: Permanent

About Us
Established in 1984, Westcoast Ltd is a privately held company that distributes leading IT brands such as HP, HPE, Microsoft, Lenovo, Apple and many others to a broad range of resellers, retailers and office product dealers in the UK and beyond.

Since then we’ve grown to become the number one UK distributor for many of our vendors and customers and the group employs more than 1,300 people across a number of locations in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of everybody at Westcoast the company is flourishing. Our revenues have seen a sharp increase in recent years reaching £2 billion in 2017.

We are consistently ranked in the Sunday Times Top Track of the 100 Largest Privately-owned UK Companies, and are now the largest privately-held business in the Thames Valley region as well as the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2018.

Job Purpose
As a leading distributor, our International Shipping team are key to our ability to get our vendors product to our international customers whilst meeting legal compliance for export.

The Job Role
Working within our International Shipping team, you will ensure the full compliance of all our international shipments to internal processes, local and international regulations and that they are Customs compliant.

Key Responsibilities
To ensure that our international warehouses follow due processes, both Westcoast and legal requirements
Liaising with our international couriers both UK and European
Issue customs clearance instructions for pre-sale property shipments
Ensure export documentation is being collected and sent to the compliance officer from third-party suppliers
Ensure that all tasks are carried out in full compliance with all local and international regulations (including Export Licensing)
Produce the relevant Export Declarations and documentations for shipments outside the EU
Produce the relevant Export Declarations for dangerous goods
Strong awareness of overall business activities and ability to communicate relevant information
Strong awareness of changes within the industry and ability to adapt or change internal processes inline with these changes (eg; Brexit)
Other duties as assigned by the Team Leader

Key Skills
2/3 years’ experience of export coordination or similar shipping role preferred, including knowledge of customs procedures
High degree of organisational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritise, and follow up promptly
Positive, dynamic attitude and an ability to lead by example
Working knowledge of international VAT requirements
Ability to work well as a team and communicate confidently with colleagues
Excellent verbal and written presentation skills
Logical thinker, attention to detail, and excellent personal organisation
Distribution supply chain knowledge
Excellent general IT skills and knowledge of shipping related systems and infrastructure

What we offer
Full training and on-going Learning and Development support, with excellent career progression
Learning and Development opportunities with funded NVQ/work based studies/professional qualifications
Employee referral bonus
Auto enrolment pension
Perkbox instant access to a wide range of high street, leisure and utility discounts and perks
Staff purchases discounted IT, electronics, mobiles and accessories
Mobile contracts
Eye care scheme
Cycle to work scheme

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV with a cover letter stating your salary requirements to #####@######.###




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