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Shipping Costings Co-ordinator

Shipping Costings Co-ordinator


Bulkhaul Limited provide a global service for the distribution of bulk liquids and powders and has representation in over 100 countries worldwide. The operation is controlled from our corporate headquarters in Middlesbrough, supported by Bulkhaul offices strategically located in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Belgium and Germany.

The Role

Continued growth of our business provides several career opportunities within the organisation. This vacancy offers the opportunity to work as part of the Ancillary Cost Team in our office in Middlesbrough to assume responsibility principally for the costing of charges received from certain suppliers – mainly shipping lines – with a view to setting up a small team to carry out that function while also being introduced to other areas of the department to gain a full breadth of experience over time. This is a new role and we are looking for someone with the ability to develop the section. Any previous experience of costing shipping line charges would be an advantage but is not essential.

Training will be provided in-house by existing members of the department

Principal duties (further responsbilities may be allocated to section once established)

Preparing/supervising schedules of tank arrivals in Europe to pre-empt quay rent invoice charges and raise costs in system in readiness

Ensure costing of supplier invoices principally for quay rental, port and customs charges, and following up queries with shipping lines directly

Maintaining schedules of shipping lines’ quay rental tariffs and liaising with lines to obtain latest terms

Control and raising of internal costs from depots both in UK and Germany

Maintaining profile of agreed additional cost rates for customers for distribution within the department

Assisting/supervising other staff in the above areas

Core Skills/Attributes

Good written and verbal communication skills for use both within and outside the company

Basic aptitude for figure work e.g. addition of various costs and implications of profitability

Confidence in dealing with suppliers, together with organisation and persistence to ensure that issues are eventually brought to a conclusion

Organisational skills particularly important to control and report on progress of all on-going issues.

Ability to act on own initiative to ensure all required costing is up-to-date

Ability to work as an individual on specific responsibilities, but also as part of a team to assist in all areas of the department where required

Additional Benefits / Information

Private Health Cover.

Excellent pension scheme

Core working hours are 9am to 5.30 pm.

25 days holiday per annum plus all statutory bank holidays.

Own transport is recommended due to location.

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