Shipping Administrator (Home Based)

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 13 - £ 16 / Hour
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrator
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference
    JN-032019-56463

My client is seeking a proactive individual to join their family-run industrial equipment company on a part-time basis. This role will be home based 5 days a week Sunday until Thursday 8.00am - 12.00pm


The role requires someone with extensive shipping knowledge as you will be working on your own.



Your day to day duties will include:



  • Support in the delivery of sales and profit, in line with the agreed buying strategy

  • Support in supplier negotiations, managing all aspects of buying to maximise the profit

  • Raise invoices, POs, Bills of Lading and Packing Lists

  • Managing the critical path, monitoring all orders from initial product development through to delivery, ensuring the smooth running of the development process, maintaining delivery schedules and key deadlines throughout;

  • Arrange and track shipments internationally

  • Build strong supplier relationships to negotiate optimum terms. Develop partnerships with key suppliers to maximise commercial relationships

  • Ensure KPIs including margins / markdowns and costs are in line with budget

  • Manage immediate reports

  • Process purchasing documents in an organised and timely manner


The ideal candidate will have:



  • Familiar with supply chain procedures and able to communicate effectively with colleagues.

  • Good negotiating and communication skills

  • Good financial awareness and acumen

  • Numerate with good analytical skills

  • Brand building experience

  • Good knowledge of local and market trends

  • Able to make logical decisions under pressure

  • Able to manage time well to prioritise multiple workstreams / objectives

  • Innovative and uses initiative

  • Intermediate Excel


My client is looking for someone to start at the beginning of April so ideally you will be available immediately.



If you feel you are suitable please apply today.


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Please apply with your CV to: Ellouise Champion