Air Logistics Operational Care Specialist – Manchester – UK

Job Overview

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Air Logistics team as an Operational Care Specialist. This role can be based out of our Glasgow or Manchester Branch (we offer flexible remote working)

Your Role

The Operational Care Specialist will be part of a team within the Operational Care Centre (OCC) responsible for coordinating transport activities by: executing the necessary bookings with our partners and gateways, executing the requisite data entry associated with transport document generation, generating the required documentation, and liaising with our customer care specialists to ensure specific requirements are met (Transit Times, Carrier selection, Routings etc.). The Operational Care Specialist is responsible for managing the coordination of customer shipments by securing buy rates (when required) as well as capacity with qualified carriers/partners and or via the KN gateways. All of these activities are to be performed in compliance with rules and regulations governing air transport and associated national protocols and executed via KN operational systems.

Your Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and align customer deliverables with customer care teams, partners and suppliers to manage the transportation of customer’s cargo.
  • Manage operational tasks through Business Process Automation tools (BPA) and all related features.
  • Review and ensure alignment of shipping instructions including to clarify any deviations/conflicts in contradiction to country regulations, export compliance and rate and routing information.
  • Immediately report problems, operational disputes or discrepancies to your team leader.
  • Monitor operational performance of carriers and other vendors and escalate / create awareness if performance and commitments are not being delivered.
  • Initiate and resolve any rate or performance discrepancies.
  • Act as a main contact for the services in scope.
  • Support the training and on-boarding of new colleagues within KN standards.

Your Skills and Experiences

  • Experience in either freight forwarding or transport planning with key focus on airfreight
  • Ability to understand and execute new processes
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office features, especially excel
  • Understand & respect the company confidentiality and compliance regulations (Code of Conduct)
  • Strong affinity with required customer quality standards
  • Very good time management skills with the ability to set priorities, fulfil critical tasks in time and keep to deadlines.
  • Perseverance and resistant to challenge.
  • Cope with change and embrace new technologies, demonstrate change management mind-set.

Good Reasons to Join

If you would like to become a valued member of our team then we will also make sure that you’re rewarded for your commitment and expertise. We are offering a competitive salary and 23 days holiday plus bank holidays. You will also have the opportunity to join the contributory Kuehne+Nagel pension plan and benefit from our Route 2 Rewards scheme which offers discounts and savings on a wide range of high street or internet goods and services.

About Kuehne+Nagel

With over 74000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.

As an employer, Kuehne+Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams with regard to people with disabilities. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne+Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.

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