10 months ago
Logistics Operations Coordinator - London
Salary: Very competitive
Our Client has been Established in 1977 and is specialised in supplying a portfolio of Raw Materials and Machinery to meet the needs of manufacturing companies.
With a global network of suppliers they provide services for all aspects of international trading, including marketing, logistics, finance and after sales support
Due to their continuous growth an opportunity has arisen for an experienced, hands-on Logistics Operations Coordinator who will oversees all documentation functions within the company to join their team in London.
Purpose of the role:
Based in the London office, the LOC will be the internal forwarder to the company in close collaboration with China and Germany offices, the LOC will be coordinating logistics activities with logistics providers, customers and suppliers.
Receiving booking requests from the various desks or third party customers
Record all shipping parameters into our in-house SAP system.
Plan the shipments according to the commercial parameters given
Place bookings with third party logistics providers (3PL)
Receive and check booking confirmations
Confirm bookings to customers
Issue the shipping instructions to the 3PL
Ensure BLs are compliant to requirements
Track shipments until delivery and report bottlenecks
Ensure all final shipping data is recorded in the system before file is closed
Report any issues as they arise
Compile insurance declarations
Ensure timely and accurate invoicing
The LOC will be in charge of both operational and commercial management of the files to ensure efficient physical movement of goods from point of collection by the company to the agreed delivery place.
The logistics department is an independent costs centre and the LOC will be required to negotiate freight rates and to offer the logistics services to the other departments and to third party customers.
The LOC will place shipping bookings with the selected providers and ensure that the shipping documentation is issued in accordance with the requirements of the contract.
The LOC will monitor all shipments and keep a record of movements of cargo up to delivery to the agreed destination.
We operate a SAP contract package, with which the incumbent must become competent, and update records as required in fulfilment of contracts.
The LOC will work in close collaboration with the Logistics Manager who is to be the first point of reference for the LOC to approve deviations to contract and any changes to the brief.
Minimum of 5 year experience with sea freight
In depth knowledge of shipping documentation and incoterms
Ability to set priorities
Strong under pressure
Strong commercial acumen
Advance Excel knowledge
Experience in project cargo
Claims management experience
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