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SALARY £29,000 to £31,000

About the Role

The Shipping and Distribution Specialist is responsible for assisting with shipments crossing international borders. The primary responsibility of the Shipping and Distribution Specialist is to ensure that the export shipments adheres to customs regulations/good distribution practice as described by local regulating authority. Preparing logistics documents associated with international exporting of goods.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards of Shipping and Distribution Specialist

Ensures all aspects of Good Distribution Practice guidelines are adhered to
Overall responsibility for quality assurance throughout the department including inspecting incoming goods and checking outgoing shippers
Responsible for processing/reviewing international documents for the export of time critical shipments to a list of identified countries. Ensuring compliance with local customs rules and regulations
Capable of advising clients and staff on matters of custom clearance and export regulations
Daily communication with project managers, project assistants, distribution department, couriers and freight forwarders regarding compliance and shipment issues
Providing Pre-Approval Notification for informal & formal clearance exports
Tracking and managing of complex exports to ensure door-to-door service
Learn and follow global logistics and compliance guidelines
Maintains shipping and receiving records, distributes data or reports summarising warehouse activities
Monitors operations for compliance with regulations governing material/product handling, storage, and distribution where applicable
Responsible for tracking inventory and ensures physical counts and verifying information against warehousing systems is completed regularly
Handles moderately complex issues and problems. Refers only the more complex issues to higher level staff
Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to subordinate group that receives, stores and distributes materials.

Degree level or equivalent specialised training in export customs and foreign trade
Minimum two - three years of experience in international export documentation
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of Products
Has a thorough understanding of the current Good Distribution Practice guidelines
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and communications
Excellent problem solving skills
Detail and deadline oriented
Excellent organisational and communication (verbal and written) skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Able to demonstrate quality control
Strong emphasis on international transactions and trade compliance
Excellent time management
Please note if you have not been contacted by Plum Personnel within seven days then unfortunately on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. Due to the high level of applications we are receiving at this time, we are unfortunately unable to give individual feedbacks. Plum Personnel is acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. Plum Personnel is an equal opportunities employer.

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