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Logistics Coordinator, Road

United States
Work Location:
Van Wert
Advertising End Date:
30 Apr 2019
Job Type:
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.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Execution of transportation activities in accordance with all customer service requirements

  • Ensure on-time delivery of cargo in line with customer service 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

  • 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

  • Adhere to standard procedures and work instructions

Essential Skills & Education Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills - internal and external (written and verbal)

  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking to solve problems

  • Good analytical and numerical skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word)

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure

  • English language fluency

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Desirable Skills

  • Operational experience in Freight planning processes

  • Knowledge of transport documentation

  • Geographical knowledge of applicable region

  • Working knowledge of applicable region

  • Working knowledge of carrier invoicing and billing procedures

  • Knowledge of transportation regulations

  • Experience in customs compliance

  • Basic knowledge of International Transport (beneficial)


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 Freight Services is an end to end world class Logistics Solutions and Service Provider.
We aim to deliver high value to GKN and its key suppliers through strategy alignment and strong business integration.

  • Our key differentiator is our people, their knowledge and understanding of the supply chain in which they operate

  • Supporting our customers with logistics execution and value-add services

  • Support our customers globally from our regional Control tower platforms

  • Cost efficiencies through Procuring and managing world class logistics services

We operate as a global business through our 3 control towers in Van Wert (Americas), Uxbridge (Europe) and Shanghai (Asia).

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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