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Russian Speaking Logistics Coordinator, Northampton 

Industry Logistics and Shipping
Job Type Permanent
Salary £20000 — £25000 per annum
Date 2 March 2021

Our client is a privately owned company, pioneers in providing logistics services to and from Finland, Russia, CIS, and Israel. The company also does intra-european and worldwide shipments.  A vacancy currently exists for a Logistics Coordinator to join
their international operations team based either in Northampton or Leatherhead. You will be working within a team of like-minded, hard-working individuals who all share a real passion for logistics and good customer service.  Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for handling from start to finish all import and export sea/road/rail operations for shipments across all trade lanes with a primary focus on exports into Russia and Central Asia.

The key characteristics and duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Receiving bookings and organizing required transport/equipment for multimodal shipments to/from Europe, Russia, and Central Asia 
  • Accurate preparation and completion of export cargo documentation 
  • Liaising directly via email and telephone with shippers, consignees, shipping lines, haulers, customs agents, stevedores, forwarders, SSL oversees offices/operations staff and third party agencies 
  • Provide accurate and consistent reports to customers (tracking, issues, delivery schedules, etc) 
  • Data entry into the in-house transport and accounts systems
  • Raising sales invoices within the in-house freight system

The key requirements and skills include: 

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Attention to detail is a necessity 
  • To be highly customer orientated with the ability to build strong, working relations 
  • Good level of numeracy 
  • Quick learner and resilient 
  • High-level computer literacy particularly with MS office 
  • Can-do attitude with the ability to work under pressure 
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a small team 
  • Organized and able to prioritize 
  • Proactive outlook with the ability to meet strict deadlines 
  • The analytical and logical approach to problem-solving 
  • Previous experience in a similar level role with a good understanding of transport/logistics operations is an advantage. Container operations and knowledge of CIS rail operations would be a big plus but not a necessity 
  • Written and verbal fluency in Russian and/or Polish would be advantageous but not essential 
  • Good geographical knowledge of Russia and Central Asia is a necessity 
  • Good working knowledge of international customs regulations 
  • Knowledge of Incoterms 

 Additional Information:

  • The position requires the successful candidate to work 09:00 – 17:30 Mon – Fri with the ability to work extra hours when required including some evening/weekend calls
  • We offer a discretionary bonus after one year’s service based on results and company contributions into the Government’s NEST workplace pension scheme. Holiday 20 days + Bank Holidays, increasing to 23 after probation, increasing again with long service
  • Permanent contract with a 6-month probationary period


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