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Imports Officer

Location: CAMBERLEY, SURREY Salary: 18000 - 21000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: 3086014
My client imports food stuffs into retail channels from overseas. They are looking for someone to join their Imports team in order to support the growth they are experiencing.

Working Times: Monday – Friday 0700-1600hrs.
Holiday Entitlement: 20 days + Bank holidays
Benefits: Work Place Pension, Qualifying Private Health Insurance, Free on-site Parking

Job Description

- Communicating with Overseas suppliers by e-mail and telephone.
- End to end purchase order processing, including:
o Receiving orders from our purchasing team.
o Approving and placing orders with suppliers.
o Pricing negotiations with suppliers.
o Track and tracing and pushing orders and shipments through order placement, production, sailing and delivery.
o Detailed shipping document checks and various imports licence applications ensuring that current UK Import Laws and requirements are complied with.
o Liaising with shipping lines, freight forwarders, clearing agents and haulage companies.
o Liaising with our warehouse team for goods-in bookings.
o Receipt and delivery of container orders and palletised deliveries.
- Conveying supplier price changes, periodic promotions, delays and other correspondences to all teams and senior management members.
- Placing purchase orders and booking stock in on Sage 200.
- Account and database management.
- Clerical and documentation management.
- Negotiating and organising road haulage and ocean freight.
- Placing orders with suppliers in the UK and arranging delivery.

- Excellent communication and listening skills, including writing and numeracy
- A polite, confident and friendly manner with a positive attitude.
- Quick learner with lots of initiative
- Flexible and quick thinking with superb multi-tasking skills.
- Perseverance, concentration and focus.
- To be well-organised and thorough, even under pressure.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Experience of working in a fast-pace environment.

- Knowledge and experience of working with Sage 200.
- Experience of end to end order placement.
- Knowledge of the Importing process via Sea/Air/Road.

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