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Shipping/Operations Assistant

Product: Metals
Location: London
Salary: Competitive


Our client, an established Metal Trading Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of a large Group of Companies based in London, City are currently looking for an experienced Shipping / Operations Assistant for one of their very busy base Metals desks.

The Company trades physical metals worldwide and hedges position on the LME. This very established Company is part of a trusted global manufacturer and trader of non-ferrous metals.




ITAS trading & accounting system

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Arrange FOB/CIF shipments and deliveries of material to Customer’s works
  • Input & check contract pricing in system to ensure agrees with Counterparty
  • Raise contracts, pricing letters, packing lists and invoices and send to customers/suppliers
  • Arrange payments to suppliers, warehouses and freight forwarders
  • Input information into trading system – ITAS
  • Liaise with customers, suppliers, warehouses and freight forwarders
  • Answer incoming calls
  • Ad hoc duties as required
  • General admin support


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience within a Shipping Operations function would be essential in order to be able to fulfil the role
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Good understanding of trading systems, ITAS knowledge an advantage
  • Good IT skills including excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks in the department is important in order to assist with managing the department’s workload overall
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Accurate data entry


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