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Transport Coordinator

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  • Sharpness, Berkeley, UK
  • Permanent,
  • Warehouse and Logistics,
  • 27/06/2024
Job description

Job Title

Transport Coordinator  


Reporting to

National Transport Manager and Site Manager



Origin Fertilisers Sharpness



07:00 - 16:00 Additional hours may be required to as business demands dictate; some flexibility is required.


Vacancy Type

Permanent, Full Time.



Dependent on experience



Reporting into the National Transport Manager, and the Site Manager, you will be expected to:


 ·         Communicate on the telephone with Customers and Hauliers in a polite and courteous manner


·         Organise and allocate “Delivered” orders to Haulage contractors in the most cost effective and efficient manner, ensuring that deliveries are made in accordance with our customers and business’s requirements


·         Work with the site manager using forward planning to ensure that daily despatch tonnages are achieved and maintained effectively and efficiently


·         Maintain regular contact with hauliers to resolve any issues, identify opportunities, improving service levels and efficiency’s


·         Comply with legislation and industry codes in relation to hazardous substances and all other requirements


·         Monitor haulage costs in conjunction with the Business Support Services team making comparisons of rates achieved locally and nationally


·         Ensure there are adequate numbers of haulage contractors to deliver and maintain site despatches


·         Ensure the national haulier database is maintained with accurate and up to date information


·         Chasing delivered orders to ensure product is delivered from site within the agreed time period


·         Update and maintain the national chasers system to ensure that all issues in relation to “delivered” orders are recorded


·         Update and maintain non-delivery reasons


·         Ensure goods are received and despatched accurately according to company procedures and protocols


·         Ensure accurate information is produced for Ship discharges (Site Dependant)


·         Ensure that all bookings are executed on a daily basis by regularly communicating with haulage companies, where booked loads have not been collected


·         Accurately confirm pick lists, following the return of the loading docket (pick list).


·         Assist with the despatch desk, ensuring Site Rules and requirements are provided to visiting haulage contractors.


·         Ensure the health and safety site rules are clearly explained to haulage contractors


·         Check legal compliance with required legislation (ADR documentation)


·         Ensure the weighbridge is operated in accordance with company procedures and policies, so that vehicles are weighed in and off site (Site dependent)


·         Update the Site Manager, Sales Support and Business Support Services on all transport related issues.


·         Assist colleagues on site or at other sites across the UK due to holiday, sickness or work load to ensure the smooth running of the national business (No travel required)


·         Train other office, Transport or despatch desk staff (Depending on Experience)


·         Adhere to company procedures in relation to all aspects of the IT systems, Business admin processes, procedures and policies


·         Carry out all other reasonable requests from line management


 Skills Required 


·         Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills


·         Previous experience in a customer facing role


·         A can-do attitude is essential in this role, to ensure our customers receive a high level of service


·         An excellent telephone manner is essential, having the ability to communicate clearly at all levels and keep a calm presence within the office and on the telephone when under pressure


·         A good team member with the ability to work in a small onsite team, nationally with transport co-ordinators from other sites and the Business support services team


·         Accurate computer skills required to ensure the correct costs are set against the correct haulage contractor


·         Previous experience in a transport/haulage position is desired but not essential as training will be provided


·         Good general understanding of PC applications including Microsoft Word and Excel



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