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Gateway Apprentice


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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

2021-8113  

Position description

Type of assignment

Full-time Regular

Function

Operational activities - Operational Quality

Job title

Gateway Apprentice

Position requirements and constraints (working hours…)

37.5 hours per week

Job description

Objective / Purpose of the Role
Logistics is paramount for any company's competitiveness. GEODIS is a worldwide transport and logistics leader that supports clients in their daily work by helping them overcome their logistical constraints. We're recognized for our expertise and mastery of all aspects of the supply chain, as we serve as a real growth partner for our clients. With our five lines of business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express and Road Transport), we are a regional organization that spans all continents, with a direct presence in 60 countries and a global network covering 168 countries. GEODIS is ranked seventh in the world and in Europe in our field. We are also the distribution and express leader in France. Our emphasis on excellence in these areas has made us a worldwide supply chain leader, committed to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. At GEODIS we have one goal: the complete satisfaction of every stakeholder at every step of the supply chain while making sure that we – and our partners – respect our strong ethical values as well as international laws and regulations. This role in our Gateway team provides a fabulous position full of variety and challenge to support our Freight Forwarding network in the UK and globally.
Working as part of the Operations team based in London office, the Apprentice Gateway Forwarder will be responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient service to the business and to the operations in the Gateway team. This role is split between the specific Freight Forwarding activities and the support given by the Air Gateway department.
• Reporting to the Gateway Manager - Freight Forwarding
• Full time, 5 days. Some weekend shifts may be required

Key Activities / Accountabilities:

Freight Forwarding Activities
• Operations activities mainly connect to Air and Road freight movement
• Working closely with internal and external customers
• Use of Cargowise operations system
• Invoicing and job costing
• Customs Entries
• Assist in all aspects of the operation where/when required
• Focus on customer service
• Regular customer communication and involvement in meetings and business reviews
• Ensuring all reports including internal and customer specific are completed within the deadline
• Resolving 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 within reasonable scope of the role / department responsibilities or UK Operation

Specific Gateway Department Activities
• Raise Air Import / Export records and other documentation in relevant company systems
• Manage the flow of consignments departing and arriving our fa

Applicant's profile

Key Activities / Accountabilities:
Freight Forwarding Activities
• Operations activities mainly connect to Air and Road freight movement
• Working closely with internal and external customers
• Use of Cargowise operations system
• Invoicing and job costing
• Customs Entries
• Assist in all aspects of the operation where/when required
• Focus on customer service
• Regular customer communication and involvement in meetings and business reviews
• Ensuring all reports including internal and customer specific are completed within the deadline
• Resolving 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 within reasonable scope of the role / department responsibilities or UK Operation
Specific Gateway Department Activities
• Raise Air Import / Export records and other documentation in relevant company systems
• Manage the flow of consignments departing and arriving our facility
• Co-ordinate vehicles collecting from and delivering to the airlines
• Co-ordinating requirements linked to securing Airline space and rate negotiation
• Consignment status checks with airline and reporting requirements
• Completing export customs entries
• Costing activities
• Planning aircraft loads
Essential Technical experience:
• Fully PC literate
• Thorough understanding of customer needs
• Ability to understand business financials
• A Good knowledge of IT systems and processes used in the freight industry
• Fluent Business English to ensure smooth operation of business

Required Behavioural Competencies:
• Able to build credible relationships with others
• Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
• Must have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• 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, Hounslow

Location

Feltham

Candidate criteria

Years of experience in similar position

Young graduate / no professional experience

Driving license

Not Needed

Languages

English (Fluent)