GKN Team Leader - Road Freight in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Team Leader - Road Freight

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Uxbridge

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 08 Jun 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Overall purpose of job:

The UK Control Tower team manages a wide portfolio of business type’s including European import and export cargoes, domestic contracts and expedites. The role requires an experienced operations person bringing depth of knowledge and supervisory skill-set to support the Road Modal Manager and customer service attainment.

Key Responsibilities

Main Duties:

  • Co-ordinate the movement of road shipments in line with customer requirements

  • Track & co-ordinate shipments during all the transport up to final delivery

  • Identify areas for cost improvement and support Procurement team in negotiation of the best service and price from suppliers

  • Ensure that all shipments are undertaken to meet customer expectation in terms of standard service, costs and time frames

  • Operate within the Company strategy and according to business unit objectives

  • First class customer service skills, excellent communicator at all levels, both orally and written

  • Strong administrative, organisational and time management skills

  • Pro-active and able to identify areas of improvement or concern and to make recommendations and implement solutions

  • Control and responsibility for the JCR to ensure all shipments are charged within agreed timescale and sales and costs are correctly entered.

  • Control and responsibility for the Invoice Line Type report to ensure all shipments are charged within agreed timescale and sales and costs are correctly entered.

  • Work within company limits of authority

  • Work within Quality system, ensuring NCR’s are managed appropriately.

  • Contribute to the monthly reporting pack (Variance reporting at month end).

Skills, experience and education required:

Knowledge of European road transport

Sound knowledge of Driver’s Hours regulations

  • Previous international logistics experience

  • Track-record of automotive or aerospace logistics advantageous

  • English spoken and written

  • Attention to detail – right first time approach

  • First class customer service skills, excellent communicator at all levels, both orally and written

  • Strong administrative, organisational and time management skills

  • Pro-active and able to identify areas of improvement or concern and to make recommendations and implement solutions

  • Team management/supervisory experience (advantage)

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.