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£Highly Competitive

About The Role

We are looking for an Administration Assistant to join our Logistics Hub. You do not need to have a logistics or fresh produce background as full training will be given, however we are looking for strong attention to detail, the ability to take the initiative and commercial awareness.
Working as part of our Logistics hub, you will be responsible for the logistical administration, importing, clearance and arrivals of produce from suppliers to our businesses in the UK.
You will be based in our purpose built facility in Peterborough. 
An integral and administrative- focused role working alongside Heads, Directors and Team members to keep them informed of necessary departmental, supplier and service provision of developments, needs and critical business information.
Daily duties include:
  • Liaise with company procurement teams, suppliers, and administrate all produce purchases onto company systems.
  • Liaising with our clearing agent, port agents to clear goods through HMRC customs and communicate issues with our seasonal supply base to resolve any clearance issues.
  • Monitor vessel departures and arrivals to maximise free port time and reduce stock holding at port and at depots.
  • Monitoring, and management of daily inbound transport, yard management, warehousing booking in systems. Communicating directly with hauliers, clearing agents, suppliers, ports.
  • Reduce freight costs by maximising load fills.
  • Organise all transport, freight from port to Packhouse/Direct Supply as required against current supply base requirements.
  • Reduce shipping UK port costs to improve margins.
  • Invoice checking / general administration.
  • Administrate Market sales, RTS, Stock movements from company sites.
  • Claims and re-charges process management.
  • Communication of any stock delays through delayed shipments, supplier load delays, delayed clearance, clearance issues that could impact on stock management, supply to customer base.
  • Out of office logistics support cover, as per rota.
  • Management of Direct delivery bookings via customer systems. Communicating with hauliers, dealing with issues, re-allocating pallets due to issues and administrating accordingly to Hauliers and AMT & AMFRESH team members /depts.
  • Work within logistics dept procedures, timelines at all times.

About You

  • Previous experience would be beneficial
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge of the shipping industry within the produce industry
  • Knowledge of clearance documentation and process needs for the produce industry, preferably citrus, melons, apples, pineapples, and processes required to import, clear goods from the EU and Worldwide into the UK
  • Knowledge of the UK Transport and Retailer Produce industry
However, f you have experience in an administrative role that had high accuracy and time-bound requirements, we are happy to train from scratch.
You must be happy to be part of the evening rota one evening a week and the weekend rota 1 in 3 weekends once fully trained

About Us

AM FRESH is a world leader in fresh, natural and healthy foods. At AM FRESH Group we specialise in innovating and developing fresh products through biotechnology and applied science. With operations in more than 50 countries, our company has a consolidated presence in the production and innovation of fresh food products including fresh fruit, fresh juices, ice cream, soups, free-from yogurt and flowers.

AMT work hand in hand with our sister company AMK at our brand new site in Peterborough - focused on supplying the highest quality Citrus, Grape, Melon, Pineapple and Ambient Veg to Tesco UK. 

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