Freight Assistant – 6 months contract

Brompton Bicycle Ltd
20 September, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Type



Job title Freight Assistant – 6 months contract
Department Freight Department
Responsible to Freight Manager
Salary Competitive

About the Company
Brompton wants to transform cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere we can make cities better places to live in. Our high quality products, combined with resurgence in cycling, means that we are enjoying strong, sustained growth. If we are to continue to thrive we need to recruit great people who can contribute to our ambitious aims. We are a truly global company exporting 80% of our production to 45 countries around the world and intend to produce over 50,000 bikes this year; though we believe we’re just getting started. We can offer you a job you won’t find anywhere else.

The role

To deal with the inbound and outbound movement of the company’s goods. Also to interface directly with other departments in the company, such as sales and production, to trade any updated information about product availability, shortages, back orders, or special customer requests. .

Main duties

• Organised all shipments out of the factory across the world, ensuring costs and documentation are as scheduled
• Liaise with production and sales to ensure customers’ orders, as far as possible, are dispatched as one shipment.
• Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
• Serve as contact persons for all couriers.
• Implement schedule and policy changes in regard to shipping.
• To undertake all aspects of administration in relation to the booking and monitoring of transport.
• To attend training and meetings as and when required
• Any other jobs around the factory that may be deemed necessary
• Completion of HMRC audit spreadsheet upon the delivery of every container to ensure that all commodity codes are correct and the right duty is paid on all imports.
• Reporting back to line manager when requested tasks have been completed.
• Obtaining authorisation from line manager for all Purchase Orders above £500.
• Ensuring all invoices from suppliers are counter signed by Line manager.
• Compliance with all processes and procedures in place within the Purchasing and Logistics Department.
• Liaising with suppliers.
• Working in various departments to learn all aspects of the job

Skills and Experience


• Be aware of Health and Safety standards; along with a high understanding of Dignity and Diversity in the workplace
• The successful applicant will ideally be able to quickly respond effectively to changing demands and be able to apply good problem solving skills.
• Good organisational, IT and communication skills
• Excellent planning skills and ability to co-ordinate own work load
• Well motivated to drive efficient processes and maintain accurate information
• Have a methodical and organised approach to work with the ability to think ahead and prioritise tasks


• Empathetic and approachable


Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

 Huge discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too)
 Position to thrive. Whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events
 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, increasing the longer you stay with us
 Workplace Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few…..
 Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching

If you feel that you fit within the Brompton team spirit and you can bring talent, innovation and enthusiasm to our workforce then please email your CV and covering letter to the People team via the apply button below.
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