GKN Express Logistics Coordinator - Road in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Express Logistics Coordinator - Road

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Uxbridge

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 18 Jan 2019

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Role Purpose

To manage urgentexpress shipments across Europe, providing the required transit time whilst achieving the best price for the customer according to the market rate.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Arrange all road express transport requirements across Europe.

  • Ensure required transit periods are met with on time delivery.

  • Choose correct vehicle type for the requirements presented.

  • Negotiate the best prices on behalf of GKN according to the market rates.

  • Provide a high level of customer service.

  • Track shipments from collection to delivery point providing updates when required.

  • Achieve targeted gross margin per shipment.

  • Enter accurate and consistent data in the operating system.

  • Provide out of hours cover for express activity during weekdays and weekends.

  • Track carrier performance providing relevant feedback.

  • Adherence to GKN Premium Freight process.

  • Generate reports and KPI’s.

Qualification and Skills

Formal Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (USA)

  • 5 GCSE A-C or equivalent (UK)


  • Certificate of Professional Competence

Specific Functional Competences, Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Excellent communication skills via phone and email.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of driver’s tachograph hours.

  • Awareness of European driving restrictions.

  • Full knowledge of weights and dimensions of vehicles.

  • An understanding of European road regulations and law.

  • Highly organised, detailed orientated, self-motivated and able to meet specific deadlines.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in domestic and international road transport across key European markets with leading European transport operator or 3PL.


  • Experience of expedite road transports.

  • Previous automotive logistics experiences.

Language Skills

  • English language fluency is essential

  • Other European language is desirable

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.