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Logistics Coordinator - Ocean

GKN

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Role Purpose
• Responsible for day to day control and planning within the central operations Ocean Team
• Reporting to Control Tower Air & Ocean Manager

Key Responsibilities

• Operational day to day control of Multi customer under a CT environment
• Ensuring transport activities are operated in accordance with internal and customer service requirements
• Adherence of operational margins for modal transport
• Maximisation of container fill for consolidations
• On-time delivery of cargo in line with customer service requirements
• Pricing for spot business as per customer requirements
• Demonstrate an ability to reduce transport cost and improve margins
• Problem solving and corrective actions as appropriate
• Customer service ownership existing customer base
• Work within company standards.
• Formulate cost saving initiatives from freight and consolidation activity, based on supplier/customer agreement
• Ensure that financial job costing, invoicing and reporting for freight is carried out in accordance with company standards
• Good knowledge of customs procedures and regimes
Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Specific Functional Competences, Knowledge and Skills Required
Essential
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in Ocean Freight operations within a freight forwarding company
• Experience of Ocean freight trade-lanes and markets (Americas/APAC/Europe)
• Operational experience of Ocean planning processes
• Good knowledge of Marine Transport regulations
• Good inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to demonstrate analytical and logical thinking
• Good analytical and numerical skills

Desirable
• Previous automotive logistics experience a benefit
• Basic knowledge of domestic & European Road Transport a benefit

Language Skills (Desired)
• European language fluency an advantage: i.e. Spanish, Italian, French, German


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