Logistical Expeditor (VS257/06)



£22,000 - £28,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Greater Manchester -- Trafford Park

Job Type

Wednesday, July 21, 2021


Logistical Expeditor

Salford Quays

Salary: £22,000 - £28,000

Hours: 9am – 5.30pm, Monday – Thursday, 4.15pm finish on Friday

Working for an established global leader within the creative promotional merchandise arena based at Salford Quays. Market leaders in their field, they deal with some of the world’s largest brands, with global offices, my client is looking for a Logistical expeditor to join their team.


We are looking for a Logistical Expeditor for a new permanent role, which will be based in either Manchester United Kingdom or Hagen Germany. Regardless of location, the position will support all European distribution centres.

Reporting to the European Shipping Manager, The Expeditor will be the primary support and liaison for urgent consignments within the Export department. The Expeditor will be required to keep track of orders as they go through the logistics process (from Warehouse through to delivery) and help ensure that they are on track to customer commitment dates.

The Expeditor will work within the Export department arranging export of urgent consignments and will also be working closely with internal departments such as Sales, Order Processing, Warehousing and Exports, to help resolve any issues that may impact the delivery. Where the delivery may be affected by external parameters (carrier, customs etc) the Expeditor will work closely with external parties to mitigate whilst keeping all internal parties up to date.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary logistical point of contact for consignments requiring a “must deliver” schedule.
  • Obtaining Transport Quotations and Options to meet client or event delivery schedule – Courier, road, air and sea freight.
  • Produce Export Invoice’s and Packing Lists where required for both UK and Germany.
  • Arrange dispatch of road, air, and sea consignments.
  • Keep track of consignments requiring special attention, ensuring that they flow through the supply chain process, whilst keeping relevant internal departments informed.   
  • Produce export consular paperwork when required (Certificates of Origin, EUR1, A.TR). This will include direct contact with suppliers to gain appropriate proof of origin.
  • Assist and facilitate distribution of hazardous goods (Lithium Batteries).
  • Facilitate EX1 documentation for consignments departing at EU / UK borders
  • Working closely with all departments, helping to resolve any issues that may impact commitment dates by being the primary contact / liaison between departments to ensure that vital information is received by the correct personnel in a timely manner.

As the role evolves over time, it may also be necessary to change some elements of this job specification to meet the changing needs of the business, so an individual with a flexible approach is a must.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within International Logistics, ideally surrounding import / export shipping within both UK and Germany (including customs)
  • Ideal Candidate holding a relevant qualification within Logistics.
  • Must be able to adapt to frequently changing priorities.
  • Commercially and financially astute.
  • Ability to speak fluent German would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Effective communicator with good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Resilient able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexible and adaptive, embraces change.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Solid knowledge of MS business applications (Excel, Word, Power Point)

My client is an equal opportunities employer and encourage flexible working through family friendly working hours.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a market leading organisation with real long-term prospects!

In the first instance please apply by forwarding your CV

Please contact Vicky at our Manchester office

Ritz recruitment – Employment Agency

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Vicky Semanda