Shipping Operative

Location Callington
Discipline: Office & Professional , Logistics & Distribution
Job type: Permanent
Salary: c£22,000 per annum + benefits
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard

Contact email:
Job ref: DH 40235
Published: 4 months ago

Do you have strong admin and customer service skills, with previous experience with import or freight forwarding operations? If so, we would love to hear from you!

​My client, a large freight company in Callington, is seeking a Shipping Operative to join their busy, expanding department. Offering a competitive salary, dependent on experience, and an excellent benefits package for the successful applicant.

The Shipping Operative will be responsible for arranging European road and rail freight distribution through management of carriers and hauliers.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 08.30 - 17.00 with a 1 hour break and the position is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

Main tasks:

  • Investigate and plan appropriate routes for client needs

  • Liaising with suppliers to ascertain bookings and arrange loadings

  • Monitor and negotiate costs whilst understanding tariffs

  • Preparing job files for invoicing, calculating costs and margins prior to submitting quotations to new and existing clients

  • Maintain customer accounts and gain new business alongside the sales executives

  • Maintain, update and process cargo related documentation

About you:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in road freight operations

  • Knowledge of UK and European carriers and legislation preferred

  • Great account management, customer service, communication and IT skills

  • Analytical with good attention to detail


  • Starting salary of circa £23,000, negotiable depending on experience

  • 5 weeks of holiday + 8 days bank holidays

  • Gym membership

  • Discretionary Christmas bonus

  • Annual pay review

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody looking for a new full time, secure position!

Email a CV to to apply and find out more.