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German Exports Operations Assistant

A position for an Operations Assistant, German Exports has become available, located in Purfleet.

Main purpose of the job:

To meet customers’ requirements for the safe and efficient transport of their cargo effectively and in accordance with company operational procedures and statutory requirements including Health & Safety to the satisfaction of clients and the profit of the company.

Main part of the job is to plan groupage, part loads and full load consignments from the UK Germany. This include sourcing haulage and negotiating prices, cooperating with DSV offices abroad and colleagues within the UK whilst identifying and exploiting opportunities to increase both profitability and turnover and above all possess a “can do” attitude.

Key Tasks:

Export trailer planning of groupage, part load and full loads
Planning of export trailers with groupage, part load and full loads to ensure cost effectiveness, to provide the service level as shown within the service schedule and to meet the customers’ requirements.
Haulage sourcing and rate negotiating and assessing any subcontractors ensuring they are approved and fulfil any legal requirements.
Liaise with other DSV offices in the UK and abroad, reporting any discrepancies or specific requirements.
Communicate with drivers and hauliers to ensure issues are Ensure legislative compliance in all areas.
Ensure that the company operates within all agreed operational procedures, and within statutory requirements including the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.
Arrange with approved hauliers for transport of cargo, confirm availability of equipment and agree prices where no tariff exists, to maximise cost effectiveness.
Prepare correct documentation to the Warehouse/Haulage/Distribution/Shipping department for loading/offloading cargo to vehicles, in a timely manner, ensuring all hazardous requirements are met.
Perform and correctly implement General Administration, e.g. check costs in accordance with departmental requirements, create CMRs, communicate efficiently and effectively (via use of VDU's, telephone, etc.) with internal and external customers, suppliers, and other offices, as required by operational procedures.
In conjunction with others, plan collection or deliveries to meet the customers or their customers’ needs or requirements to the best effective use of all resources, in a timely and efficient manner.
Maintain awareness of and follow transport (and H.M. Customs) regulations, where relevant, to conform to all statutory requirements.

Skills and Competencies:

The person we are looking for must be self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high job quality and profit making.
The successful candidate, who will be reporting to the Operations Manager, will be responsible for trailer planning on the German market.
The applicant must have good financial awareness, organised and punctual, good knowledge of the road freight industry and prior experience in trailer planning.
We are looking for a person who can add extra quality to our already highly skilled planning team, and be able come up with alternative solutions to challenges and problems whilst at the same time work under pressure

What we can offer you:

A role in a successful, dynamic company
Be a part of a strong team of performance driven colleagues
Competitive salary
Great future career prospects for advancement
A professional working environment

Quality:

DSV has a principal goal to improve quality, health, safety and environmental sustainability with our community. All employees must make an active effort to continue the momentum towards minimising work related injuries, illness and the possible impact on the environment. They are required to stay committed to provide the highest quality of work to colleagues and our clients in a timely manner and in accordance with the principles of our management system standards of work and approved working standards.

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