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Shipping Coordinator

Job Title

Shipping Coordinator

ReferenceVAC-292975
EmployerAtom Group
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Town/CityKent
LocationsSouth East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Supply Chain Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted11 December 2018

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Logistics Assistant

  • Atom Brands
  • Morley Road, Tonbridge TN9 1RA, UK

Department/Section: Logistics

Salary Range: £18k - £22k (depending on experience)

Place of work: Tonbridge

Business unit: Atom Brands

Reporting to: Logistics Manager

 

About us

Atom Brands is the product development and manufacturing business unit within Atom Group which also includes Maverick Drinks (UK distribution) and Master of Malt (global online retail). Our brands include Ableforth’s (Bathtub Gin), That Boutique-y Whisky Co, That Boutique-y Gin Co, The Blended Whisky Co, Origin Single Botanical Gin, The Handmade Cocktail Co, 1897 Quinine Gin and Darkness!

In the last 5 years, our brands have won dozens of global awards (World’s Best - Blended Whisky, Blended Malt, Grain Whisky, Liqueur, Gin, Spiced Rum & Pre-mixed Cocktail - many on multiple occasions) regularly triumphing in blind tastings against some of the world’s largest and longest-established products from businesses three orders of magnitude larger than ours. This speaks to our no-compromise approach to creation and crafting. We make the best - we don’t work backwards from price-points or seek to ‘fill gaps’.

Job purpose

Simply, to assist and support the Shipping team in delivering outstanding service to our Global customers. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience within a fast-paced, exciting and growing alcohol shipping team.

Essentials of the job

  • Process Export orders from point of sale through to final invoicing
  • Liaise with freight forwarders and negotiate shipping costs
  • Ensure that all relevant information is kept updated to keep the customer informed and manage the relationship effectively
  • Issue shipping instructions to forwarders and to despatching warehouse.
  • Issue shipping documents (Invoices, certificates of origin, certificates of age, bills of lading ets)
  • Follow through with queries from customers positively and promptly
  • Make rational, consistent commercial decisions according to the customer’s situation
  • Work collaboratively with other departments across the wider Atom Group
  • Liaise with courier and freight agents to achieve timely and effective collection and delivery of company
  • Identify and develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges encountered within the department
  • Update and monitor available stock

Experience, skills and qualifications

  • Shipping (Export/ import) experience within an Alcohol manufacturing industry will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of HMRC regulations, Excise Duty and Underbond movements is preferred
  • Solid experience in an administrative role.
  • Highly organised and efficient with excellent administration skills
  • Process driven – logical, accurate and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, along with the ability to interact effectively and build relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work autonomously when required
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - and strong numerical skills with the ability to collate and interpret data

About you

  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude, enthusiastic, proactive, reliable and prepared to get involved
  • Diplomatic team player
  • You will be flexible and adaptable, therefore able to work well with changing tasks and priorities
  • Confident in your decision making
  • Well organised and logical with a great attention to detail
  • Good multi-tasker

Why work for us?

  • Other than the standard benefits you expect to see from a business (think pension, cycle-2-work scheme, free eye care vouchers, childcare vouchers) we also offer…
  • Flexible working - We’re focussed on productivity, not the clock. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy with how and when you work.
  • Free food - A hungry worker is not a happy worker. We stock our kitchens with what you need to get you through the day.
  • Free fancy coffee - George Clooney endorsed, no less...
  • A relaxed working environment - There are no suits and ties here (unless you insist).
  • A challenge - The opportunity to make a difference to the future of the business. It is our people who put us in the 2017 Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
  • Personal Days - Seven completely flexible personal days on top of your annual leave, because we all need a duvet day from time to time.
  • A healthy staff discount on our world-class range - Just in case that makes a difference.
  • (Un)healthy irreverence - National pizza/doughnut/pie/lemonade/etc day? We got it covered.
  • If you think you meet the criteria to be our new Logistics Admin Assistant, please send us your CV and Covering Letter today!

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