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Administrator – Ocean & Air

United Kingdom
Work Location:
Advertising End Date:
28 Feb 2019
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Role Purpose

  • Responsible for financial job costing and invoicing within the central operations Ocean and Air Team

  • Reporting to the Ocean & Air – Team leader

  • Qualification and Skills


    Specific Functional Competences, Knowledge and Skills Required


    • Good inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
    • Ability to demonstrate analytical and logical thinking
    • Good analytical and numerical skills
    • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
    • Able to work in a high volume, transaction driven environment
    • Highly organised, detail orientated, self-motivated and able to meet specific deadlines




    • Experience in international Air & Ocean across key markets within leading Shipping line, Airfreight Forwarder or 3PL (FCL & LCL EU import/export and cross trade)
    • Experience of core Air & Ocean freight trade-lanes and markets (Americas/APAC/Europe)
    • Operational experience of Air & Ocean planning processes and tools
    • Good knowledge of Marine Transport regulations
    • Previous automotive logistics experience a benefit


    Language Skills (Desired)

    • European or Asian language fluency an advantage


Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that financial job costing, invoicing and reporting for freight is carried out in accordance with company standards
  • Adherence to operational margins for modal transport
  • Research and resolve billing inquiries and issues, liaising with coordinators
  • Ensuring transport activities are operated in accordance with internal and customer service requirements
  • Problem solving and corrective actions as appropriate
  • Operational day to day control of Multi customer under a CT environment
  • Maximisation of container fill for consolidations
  • On-time delivery of cargo in line with customer service requirements
  • Demonstrate an ability to reduce transport cost and improve margins
  • Customer service ownership existing customer base
  • Make continuous improvement through investigation and recommendation

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.

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