The Shipping Division within Thomas Smith offers a comprehensive and award-winning approach to worldwide freight logistics and transportation. Utilising the latest technology, our sterling service is built on years of experience and on our belief in investing in our workforce, enabling us to share and continue building on the knowledge gained from our long-standing position in the industry.


We are now seeking to continue enhancing our team in this core area of our business and are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to join us as a Shipping & Logistics Executive in our Sea Freight Services division.


Responsibilities of the Role

The selected candidate will form part of our Customer Service Team, maintaining regular contact with customers to ensure we are always meeting their shipment expectations. Backed by a fully-fledged team, the individual will also proactively handle client requests including the preparation of quotations for both import and export bookings.


The person holding this role is expected to enhance customer relations, deliver a positive experience to all customers and work closely with our overseas agents to ensure a smooth execution of the end-to-end shipment lifecycle.


The chosen candidate will:

  • Prepare and deliver quotes and agreements;
  • Build long-term relationships with existing and new customers;
  • Provide operational support;
  • Report on all actions and developments;
  • Participate in client and agent meetings;
  • Contribute to finding solutions for customers.


Skills Required

In this role we are looking for a candidate who:

  • Excels in excellent client service;
  • Has the ability to pre-empt problems and to find solutions whilst demonstrating a high level of integrity;
  • Is self-motivated, results-oriented, and determined to reach departmental goals;
  • Possesses highly effective relationship skills so as to communicate, influence and collaborate positively and sensitively with stakeholders, and building relationships based on trust;
  • Shows drive and initiative combined with a good level of business discipline, willing to go the extra mile to succeed;
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Able to prioritise and manage time efficiently.


Preferred Experience

Applicants with experience in customer service as well as the Freight service industry, will be given preference.


An attractive salary package in line with qualifications and experience is being offered.


Interested candidates are to send their CV together with a motivation letter by email to the HR Team at [email protected]