Shipping Co-ordinator

The Shipping Co-ordinator takes responsibility for all aspects of the export side of the business from the point at which a contract is agreed up to final payment. This is a permanent role based in Warrington working days Monday - Friday.

Client Details

A long standing Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain business based close to Warrington.


The role of the Shipping Co-ordinator:

  • Supporting a busy Shipping Department with a focus on Bill of Lading documentation
  • Acting as the main operational point of contact between customer and freight forwarder
  • Producing and issuing Bill of Lading instructions to freight forwarders and customers
  • Chasing draft Bills of Lading, checking and approving them or requesting amendments
  • Chasing, logging and filing original Bills of Lading, dealing with telex and waybill releases
  • Ensuring that all documentation is accurate and compliant with contract and customer requirements, and with customs restrictions at destination (being exposed to different payment types including Letter of Credit)
  • Responding to queries from customers and freight forwarders both via email and on the phone (splitting or merging shipments, requesting change of destination, correcting loading details, negotiating costs etc.)
  • Producing and updating Bill of Lading tracking reports and sending out daily updates
  • Liaising with other departments and multiple depots domestically and internationally
  • Learning about other roles within the business which allows opportunity to progress


What the successful Shipping Co-ordinator applicant looks like:

  • A positive and proactive approach

  • Strong communication skills

  • IT literate with good Excel skills

  • Exceptional attention to accuracy and detail

  • Results-orientated with ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

  • Organised with ability to prioritise a high volume of shipments and queries

  • Flexible with ability to adapt to changing business priorities

  • Previous experience within a Shipping role is essential

Job Offer

Salary: £22,000

Hours: Monday - Friday (08:00 - 17:00)

Excellent career opportunities and exposure to various departments