Global Distribution Coordinator - VR/20510

Status: Permanent
Rate: £Commensurate with experience
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/20510

Our client is seeking a Global Distribution Coordinator to join their team on a permanent basis.

In this role the successful candidate will coordinate the movement of freight by air, road and sea in support of the business operations domestically and worldwide.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Accurately creating / compiling required paperwork for the import / export of shipments in accordance with regulations.
  • Ensuring freight providers have complied with import clearance instructions.
  • Selecting the appropriate method of transportation based on availability, priority and value.
  • First point of contact: responsible for direct liaison with providers – freight forwarders; courier and haulier companies to ensure specific shipping requirements are always adhered to.
  • Monitoring all shipping activities and providing updates to the end user.
  • Managing freight spend and continuously exploring opportunities to reduce costs.
  • Ensuring accurate information and data is recorded in accordance with departmental procedures.

Key Skills:

  • A strong Supply Chain / Freight Forwarding background.
  • Minimum of 2 years freight forwarding experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – able to liaise with internal customers and externals service providers, worldwide.
  • Experience in using ERP systems (ie SAP).
  • Good knowledge of MS Office packages.
  • Knowledge of Customs and Excise – import / export procedures, tax / duty relief schemes etc.
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