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Logistics Executive

Global HQ, Sayers Common, UK Based
To work as part of the Logistics team to ensure that all shipments are handled in accordance with company procedures and meet all operational requirements. Provide a high quality of service to all Avtrade customers and departments in all aspects of the Logistics function. Working hours are based on 2 day shifts (07:00-19:00)/ 2 night shifts (19:00-07:00)/ 4 days off.
  • Recognise and react to the urgency of customer orders including AOG, IOR, and routine shipments
  • To process all shipments to and from global customers and suppliers
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Answer and make telephone calls with a confident and polite manner
  • Negotiate cost effective shipment methods when required
  • Recognise and organise hazardous and heavyweight shipments in accordance with shipping constraints/ gain best price quotes for hazardous and heavyweight shipments
  • Adhere to all import and export procedures and controls with knowledge of Export Control Legislation
  • Obtain relevant shipment details to complete paperwork requirements
  • Ensure accurate paperwork completion as per customers and country specific requirements
  • Resolve difficult queries with commitment that the best solution was adopted and delivered
  • Guarantee all turnaround times are achieved /high quality service levels are delivered
  • Monitor Logistic Administrators shipments ensuring they are handled in accordance with company procedures and meet all operational requirements
  • Assist with knowledge sharing and development of Logistic Administrators
  • Process and update Avtrade IT systems with all required information
  • Run multiple reports, analyse and collate reporting information
  • Liaise and coordinate with internal departments as and when required
  • Assist the Logistics Department with all other tasks/administration as requested 
  • Minimum 1 years’ Logistics/Shipping experience preferably gained in an aviation environment
  • Essential A-levels A-C, a university degree or similar level qualification desirable
  • Knowledge of Export and Import procedures and controls
  • Passion to develop in depth knowledge and skills within Logistics
  • Proactive, self-motivated and driven to succeed in a busy environment
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Analytical thinker with experience of producing and evaluating reports
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to work in a busy environment
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, verbal and written
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with customers, suppliers and internal departments
  • Professional and confident telephone skills
  • Ability and drive to guide and mentor Logistic Administrators
  • Strong organisation, time management and excellent administration skills
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work 12-hour days and night shifts if required
  • Good computer literacy, highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with some experience with Quantum and web based Aircraft parts databases highly advantageous