Import Controller

Zest Recruitment
£26000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
12 Nov 2019

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We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Import Controller to join this market leading food manufacturer.

With a proven track record within a food environment you will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager and be responsible for ensuring importation of products from suppliers, directly to customers and warehouse ensuring that they are delivered to the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity whilst acting as first point of contact for all escalations.

Key Responsibilities:
- Managing the onward distribution of products from global factories through to warehouses in the UK
- Work with other departments to forecast and plan future shipments, sharing information with 3PL and Freight Forwarders, looking for the most appropriate channel into the UK.
- Deal with queries and issues on shipments.
- Validate all invoices to ensure timely payment, including VAT / Duty
- Monitor the performance of 3PL and Freight Forwarders

The ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years supply chain experience, specifically within import logistics. Excellent levels of communications and organisation skills. Experience within food / drinks trade or similar FMCG environment

If you feel you meet this criteria and are seeking to advance your career with a expanding food manufacture then please contact Oliver Duffen on 01173 252999 or alternatively email an up to date CV to

A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

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  • 01780 483999/ 011732 52999
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