Imports Assistant

  • Commercial
  • 31/03/2024
  • Plymouth

Job Information

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :

Temp to Perm

Job Description

As a result of our clients expansion plans, and continued ongoing success we are seeking a dynamic Imports Assistant to be based at a prestigious Head Office in Plymouth.

About the Role:

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to experience multiple areas of international trade. The Department will be handling in excess of 20,000 TEU containers a year and offers a challenging and varied working environment. There are opportunities for future progression for those individuals who demonstrate they have the drive, skill and ability.

The Import department is a challenging environment, having to work within tight procedures and deadlines, as well as managing many external pressures at the same time.  The role will suit someone who enjoys a challenge, likes problem solving and who works best when under pressure.


  • Registering/performing import checks of new container orders
  • Processing shipping documents
  • Checking and raising international payments
  • Customs entry preparation & entry file release
  • Expediting shipments, shipping documents and container releases with suppliers
  • Ensuring accurate preparation and distribution of department reports
  • Investigating and resolving shipment issues (loading / price / cube)
  • Data entry – Updating/monitoring of data onto our bespoke intranet-based system
  • Raising & resolving claims with suppliers (UK & International)
  • Customs Entries & Tariff compliance checks
  • Invoice checks, entries and queries
  • Brexit transactions – EU & Ireland clearance – process & compliance checks
  • General Admin & correspondence within the import dept

Person Specification:

  • Experience of International logistics is an advantage – training will be provided.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and consistency of work
  • Excellent organisation skills with ability to prioritise own workload
  • The ability to communicate effectively with stake-holders
  • The ability to work calmly when under pressure
  • Fast learner, able to multi-task
  • Confident with IT systems, particular Microsoft 365 (office), online platforms and intermediate level Excel – must be confident in use and quick learner (excel test may be requested prior to interview)

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Long service awards
  • Employee discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible and Hybrid working

If you are interested or have the relevant experience and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by clicking the ‘apply’ button.

For an informal chat please phone 01752 252533 and ask for Laura.  Many thanks for your interest.