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Import Operator

  • Ligentia
  • Bristol (Hybrid), United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • Freight operations

We are seeking an Import Operator to join our team. This crucial role involves coordinating the movement of air and ocean shipments from beginning to end, including customs clearances and deliveries. You will also be responsible for developing strong relationships with our customers, ensuring their needs are met and helping to maximise the client experience.

If you are passionate about delivering excellent customer service and eager to support a collaborative team, we’d like to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Freight Forwarding Processes: End-to-end working knowledge of freight forwarding processes and procedures.
  • Customs Clearance: Manage customs clearance requirements efficiently.
  • Customer Relationship Development: Build and maintain excellent relationships with clients.
  • Internal Collaboration: Work closely with internal teams to ensure client KPIs are achieved and exceeded.
  • Profitability Management: Oversee shipment profitability and margin management.
  • Supplier Negotiations: Negotiate and build strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Customer Portfolio Management: Manage your portfolio of customers in line with agreed operating procedures.
  • Reporting: Create customer-specific reports as needed.
  • Market Awareness: Maintain a good awareness of market trends and dynamics.
  • Team Support: Collaborate with team members and provide support and cover during absences.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Industry Experience: Background in freight forwarding / logistics.
  • Customer Service Skills: High levels of customer service and a passion for client satisfaction.
  • Team Player: Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Time Management: Robust time management and organizational skills.
  • Communication Skills: Confident and articulate communicator.
  • Commercial Acumen: Good commercial awareness and business acumen.
  • Cargowise: Knowledge of Cargowise preferable.

Our Working Environment

We offer a hybrid working environment, requiring one day a week in our Bristol office for collaboration and team meetings. This balance ensures you have the flexibility to work remotely while staying connected with your colleagues.

To apply, please send an up-to-date resume to For more information about how we process your data please visit our candidate privacy policy.

Ligentia requests that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to us unless expressly requested to do so by a member of our People team. Any CVs sent to us on an unrequested speculative basis will be ignored.

Ligentia will not be liable for any fee or commission payments claimed by a recruitment agent in respect to the employment by us of a candidate whose CV was sent to us on an unrequested speculative basis.