GKN Logistics Coordinator – Ocean in Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Logistics Coordinator – Ocean
Country: United Kingdom
Work Location: Uxbridge
State: Not Specified
Advertising End Date: 18 Jan 2019
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
Deliver high quality transportation solutions for our customers through the effective communication with both customers and suppliers to ensure the customers’ needs are satisfied in relation to quality, cost and delivery.
Execution of transportation activities in accordance with all customer service requirements
Adherence of operational margins for mode
Ensure on-time delivery of cargo in line with customer service requirements
Provide pricing for spot quote business as per customer requirements
Actively identify opportunities to reduce transport cost and improve margins
Utilize problem solving tools and implement corrective actions as appropriate
Provide world class customer service, and take ownership for assigned customers
Identify savings opportunities through consolidation activities, in accordance with supplier/customer agreements
Track loads through to delivery, and provide customer updates, where necessary.
Ensure that all data is input accurately into operational systems
Complete invoicing to customers as per GKN Freight Services company standards
Ensure that all reporting requirements are met in accordance with company standards
Adherence to standard procedures (control manual) and work instructions
Maximization of load fill
Knowledge of hazardous material transport requirements
Qualification and Skills
High School Diploma or equivalent (USA)
5 GCSE A-C or equivalent (UK)
- Degree in logistics, supply chain or associated field
Specific Functional Competences, Knowledge and Skills Required
Experience in Ocean Freight operations within a freight forwarding company or demonstrates the ability to learn
Experience of Ocean freight trade-lanes and markets (Americas/APAC/Europe) or demonstrates the ability to learn
Operational experience of Ocean Freight planning processes or simular planning aplication
Good knowledge of Marine Transport regulations or ability to learn
Good inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
Ability to demonstrate analytical and logical thinking
Good analytical and numerical skills
Previous automotive logistics experience
Basic knowledge of USA domestic and NAFTA Road Transport
English language fluency
Other language advantageous.
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.