Brook Street

Transport Operative

Brook Street
Coleshill, Warwickshire, England
£21000 - £25000 per annum + dependent on experience
20 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Theresa Robinson
Contract Type
Full Time

I am recruiting for an experienced Transport Operative based on the Birmingham Business Park who has extensive experience with European road freight forwarding logistics. My client is offering a salary of up to £25000.

The Company
My client is internationally based and deal with time critical road and air logistics, primarily within the automotive industry. They are a company who are contactable and trade 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Job Purpose
Dealing with time critical requests for transportation of automotive parts mainly throughout Europe and primarily via road. You will receive emails from customers and have a 15 minute SLA to respond with a quote for the transportation; once the job has been confirmed you will then load the job on the internal system and arrange the booking of the transportation depending on the size of the load.

Key Responsibilities
- Produce quotations to clients who have a time critical requirement for the delivery of goods taking into account loadability options and costs.
- Organising transport and logistics primarily by road and sometimes via air throughout Europe in an efficient and effective manner.
- Meeting client requirements within budgetary and operational restrictions to ensure a suitable profit for the company is made as well as successfully servicing the client.
- Building strong, productive relationships with clients to ensure business objectives are achieved.
- Other key responsibilities will include client liaison, administration and monitoring of the arranged transportation.

Person specification:
- European road freight forwarding Logistics knowledge and experience
- Strong geographical knowledge of Europe
- Previous experience working as a transport operative, providing quotations and arranging the transport of cargo
- Good understanding of loadability options (i. what mode of transport is most cost effective for weight/size of cargo being transported)
- Must be organised to be able to manage a large and very diverse workload with excellent time management skills
- Self- motivated and able to work both individually and as part of a team with minimum supervision
- A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment
- Be responsible and accountable for meeting deadlines.
- Ability to speak Polish, Czech or Romanian would be beneficial but not essential


Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

***Please note there will be 1 in 4/5 weekends (close of business Friday - Monday AM) where you will be on call with a phone at home for customer service queries***

Salary and Benefits
- Salary - £21000-£25000 dependant on experience
- 20 days holiday per annum plus declared public holidays
- Pension
- Car parking
- Eyecare voucher

Does this sound like your ideal job?

If you are and interested in this position I AM KEEN TO HEAR FROM YOU please send your cv and call Adam or Melissa on 0121 6333888.

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