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Shipping Executive - Commodity / French Speaking

Permanent  for LMA Recruitment in London

City based Commodity trading business is seeking experienced Shipping offcer to join their expanding Cocoa team. Ideally you will either have experience in Soft Commodity logistics OR speak fluent French and come from anther product area with Shipping/Logistics.


We are looking for someone with shipping experience to join the Cocoa operations team in London. This is a replacement role to assist with the increasing amount of shipping volumes.


Working in a small team you will be responsible for handling all aspects within shipping and logistics, working within the Physical Cocoa Trade Desk.

You will be in direct contact with our top tier client base (world’s largest chocolate manufacturers)

Liaising with our overseas operations, suppliers, shipping lines, freight forwarders and warehouse partners

Smooth running of operations to final receiver which can be in Europe, US or Far East

Administration of physical sales to worldwide customers

Processing of shipping documents and contract execution

Processing of invoices from service providers

Negotiating rates with major shipping lines

Skills & Experience

Minimum 5-7 years’ experience within a shipping or logistics support role.

French language - excellent spoken and written french

Experience of handling container movements and shipping documents or the distribution of soft commodities would be advantageous.

Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills


Team player

Attention to detail

Excellent communication skills

Job added on 19-11-2014