About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • AAT Level 2 Accountancy – Bolton College (Adult Learning) – Ongoing
  • Introduction to Investment Risk and Taxation – CIFA – Ongoing
  • BTEC Customs Export and Import Procedures – BIFA Accredited

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Bespoke inhouse Systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Manufacturer  

Position – Import Co-Ordinator

Dates – February 2023 – Present

  • Working within Small Team and Reporting to Import Manager
  • Manage the orders between global subsidiaries and suppliers
  • Analise and compare monthly KPIs from freight forwarder
  • Attend weekly online meetings with our suppliers / forwarder to discuss production, shipping and any other topics which are brought up
  • Track and monitor the production process through updates and reports provided by our suppliers
  • Supplier and Subsidiaries query management
  • Create reports on Excel based on requests received by the purchasing manager
  • Manage own workload and assist with any queries from other colleagues in different departments
  • Ad hoc Admin duties when required

Previous Employer – Distribution Company

Position – Multimodal Freight Import / Export Operator

Dates – July 2021 – February 2023

  • Worked in a small team and reported to Import Manager
  • Managed the process of importing / exporting from initial stage to final delivery
  • Created and submitting shipping instructions through either the carrier’s own system OR via our preferred system (FM3)
  • Collected and process Pre-Alert’s received from Agents
  • Submitted import / export declarations via Sequoia or preferred system FM3
  • Billing out Charges / Duty & VAT depending on the customers preferred method of payment
  • Maintained relationships with Shipping Lines, Merchant Hauliers, Customs Brokers, and Customers to ensure work is completed efficiently and effectively
  • Retrieved quotes from various sources and quoting customers to generate further work
  • Maintained spreadsheets for clearance work sheets or cargo tracking
  • Worked closely with our accounts department to ensure any invoice queries are dealt with quickly
  • Used our internal system to build jobs and collect all necessary information to progress the job
  • Tracked all cargo through the various port systems available (Destin8 / CNS)
  • Arranged deliveries out of / into our warehouse either through the Pallet Network OR various Courier services

Previous Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Logistic Planner Analyst

Dates – January 2021 – July 2021

  • Ensured Import and Export documentation is correctly administered to ensure product movement between the UK and EU countries on all Intercompany imports and Customer exports
  • Worked with a customs broker to ensure all declarations are completed within an efficient time limit to avoid delays to drivers leaving site
  • Assisted the French in completing all Export declarations using DELTA system for goods travelling from EU to UK
  • Dealt with Preferential Origin on Intercompany Orders and ensuring correct Duties are correctly applied
  • Updated and maintain spreadsheets on all movements for audit & tracking purposes
  • Assisted other departments where applicable on queries relating to logistics, transport, or customs
  • Dealt with any queries relating to BREXIT and the movement of cargo between the UK and EU
  • Used internal systems along with JDE for various administrative tasks i.e., PO Creation, Order Searching

Previous Employer – Logistics Company

Position – Road & Ocean Freight Import Operator

Dates – October 2019 – December 2020 

  • Checked and process supplier invoices
  • Retrieved POD’s and CMR’s
  • Managed own accounts
  • Updated rates and tariffs
  • Created Road Freight and Ocean Freight jobs on Datafreight
  • Updated spreadsheets
  • Checked deliveries on AS400 (House System) 
  • Processed rate enquiries
  • Processed Customs Clearances / CVED’s / Organic Certificates
  • Sort and processing of shipping documents (Bill of Lading/GSP/Organic Certs/Health Certs)
  • Operated freight systems i.e., CHIEF/CNS/Destin8/Traces
  • Ensured financial accuracy of each file
  • Building freight files

Previous Employer – Logistics Company

Position – Oceans Import Operator

Dates – April 2019 – October 2019  

  • Communicated and update customers on a regular basis on the status of their shipments
  • Liaised with origin offices, managing new bookings, receive pre-alerts and create a file for each shipment
  • Requested information from customers for the preparation & submission to the customs system and for delivery to the customer avoiding unnecessary delays
  • Created jobs in the operating systems
  • Submitted customs clearance declarations
  • Processed shipping line invoices for payment prior to delivery
  • Ensured original documents are posted accordingly for release
  • Updated and maintain customer schedules
  • Cost and invoice files
  • Supported the management and account managers/BDM’s by providing your experience and knowledge to enable them to develop new business opportunities and maintain good relations with existing customers
  • Worked effectively with other team members to ensure a positive environment, good operating procedures, and practice.