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Import Operator

Ref #: Logistics
Mark Swash 08/07/2021
Location: Essex Not Disclosed Essex
Salary: Negotiable £
Type: Permanent
Seniority: Associate
Specialisms: Import/Export, Customs, Administration
Date: 08/07/2021
Import Operator

We are looking to recruit an Import Operator for a global logistics company based in Tilbury. The Import Operator will manage day-to-day operations and provide high level of customer service to all clients, as part of the sea freight imports team.

Job Description


  • Chasing customs clearance documents from customers prior to vessel arrival.

  • Controlling customs processes to ensure correct management of duties, VAT and excise taxes.

  • Collecting all correct documentation prior to release / delivery of cargo.

  • Arranging haulage with shipping lines / haulers.

  • Ensuring shipments are rated and invoiced correctly.

  • Negotiating and agreeing haulage prices with suppliers.

  • Securing payment cleared funds for duty / VAT invoices prior to release / delivery of cargo.


  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

  • Able to work to deadlines and meet targets.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • IT literate

  • Proactive problem-solving capability.

Job Offer

  • £ Competitive salary

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