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Trade Coordinator

Trade Coordinators work within the Shipping Line and are responsible for responding to all Trade enquiries. They liaise with various departments within the organisation, together with customers, maintaining the highest levels of customer service and communication.

A Trade Co-ordinator works closely with various departments within the organisation to ensure the smooth booking and shipment  of cargo from origin to destination. Trade Coordination will involve responding to trade and vessel enquiries, maintaining systems with pricing and booking information and assisting other offices Worldwide when necessary. Trade Coordination may also involve the preparation of reports for management, or the completion of tender documents.

What does a Trade Coordination job description include?

  • A Trade Coordinator must accurately update and record all import/export documents whilst also taking care of other documentation such as sales quotes.
  • You must also regularly liaise between customers, hauliers and suppliers on a daily basis to arrange collection of freight, sort out any problems and ensure that bookings do not exceed allocations.
  • A Trade Coordinator must also process all leads and follow up any potential sales.
  • A Trade Coordinator must also compile and analyse trade statistics and data to improve a trade marketing strategy.
  • The Trade Coordinator must also work closely with the accounts department, assembling and providing reports on trade data to efficiently maintain management accounts.

Key skills and qualifications of a Trade Coordinator:

  • You will ideally be educated to degree level or hold qualifications relevant to Trade Coordination shipping or logistics. Most companies will require some work experience within Shipping Line/Agency.
  • A Trade Coordinator requires strong knowledge of domestic and international shipping laws.
  • A Trade Coordinator must have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths, fluency in the English Language and ideally a second or even third language as the Trade Coordination is a part of international trade.
  • A Trade Coordinator requires drive and initiative to maintain the ability to work in a structured environment, also dealing with repetitive work.
  • You must be organised and have strong communication skills since Trade Coordination requires constant communication with clients and personnel, as well as meticulous completion of Customs administration and other legislation.
  • You must be familiar with Microsoft office programs.

How to find more Trade jobs within the Shipping and Logistics Industry:

To find more Trade jobs or other jobs within this sector, or to place a vacancy, please contact us

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