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Apprentice Forwarder


Vacancy details

General information

Legal entity

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in its field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, which is part of SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is the number one Transport and Logistics operator in France and ranked number four in Europe. The international reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries.

Why join us ?

Transport and Logistics form a key sector in the world economy. As a major international player on this sector, GEODIS is geared to full satisfaction of all stakeholders, starting with its workforce, more than 39500 men and women worldwide who share the same values of commitment, innovation, trust, solidarity and passion that form the pillars of GEODIS corporate strategy.  

Reference

2021-7759  

Position description

Type of assignment

Full-time Regular

Function

Operational activities - Operational Administration

Job title

Apprentice Forwarder

Position requirements and constraints (working hours…)

37.5 hours 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Job description

GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK Ltd supplies and combines freight services, information management and added value into integrated solutions. As part of the GEODIS Group, GEODIS Freight Forwarding supports GEODIS' capacity to offer customers one partner to solve their supply chain challenges worldwide. It has revenues of 2 billion euro's and more than 5000 employees working in 45 countries around the world.

Working as part of the Operations team based in London office, the Apprentice Forwarder will be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient service to the business and to the Operations Department.
• Reporting to the Branch Manager - Freight Forwarding
• Full time, 5 days
Key Activities / Accountabilities:
• Provide admin and operational support to Operational Department, allowing Supervisor to pass operational work back to branch.
• Work closely with internal and external customers
• Use of Next Gen/MS office as requested
• Invoicing and job costing
• Customs Entries
• Assist in all aspects of the operation where/when required
• Focus on customer service
• Regular customer communication / meetings and business reviews
• Ensure all reports including internal and customer specific are completed within the deadline
• Resolve queries from customers and suppliers
• Operate within companies QA system
• Any other tasks as directed by their Supervisor or line manager
• Admin as required
• Ensure Best Practice models are adopted throughout the department.
• All other tasks as requested by management



Applicant's profile

Essential Technical experience:
• Fully PC literate
• Thorough understanding of customer needs
• Knowledge of the freight forwarding industry would be preferred.
• A knowledge and understanding of financials and impact on business
• A Good knowledge of IT systems and processes used in the freight industry
• Fluent in English so as to ensure for smooth operation of business

Required Behavioural Competencies:
• Able to build credible relationships with others
• Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Able to plan and prioritise workloads
• Ability to take responsibility for own workload
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic approach to work at all times
• Team oriented

Working time (%)

100

Position location

Position place

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Birmingham (City of)

Location

Birmingham

Candidate criteria

Years of experience in similar position

Young graduate / no professional experience

Driving license

Not Needed

Languages

English (Fluent)