Logistics Coordinator (German Speaking) - Belgium

Ref: 187 Date Posted: Friday 03 Jan 2020
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Our Client

Our client manufactures and supplies lubricant products globally, active in both the Automotive and Industrial sectors. They operate in over 20 countries and are one of the world’s most recognizable brands. With strong marketing coupled with great product range, they are aiming to become the top supplier globally.

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

The Position: Logistics Coordinator (German-speaking)

The position of Logistics Coordinator requires the candidate to coordinate the timely movement of products to meet contractual commitments and client needs. Perform systems and carrier tracking, logistics operator’s coordination, confirmation and related activities for the movement of products.

Key Accountabilities for Logistics Coordinator:

  • The Logistics Coordinator will have to manage requisitions and orders, liaising with the warehouse and transport companies, maintaining records, responding to queries and addressing issues, document management of inventory and purchasing records, ensure that system information is accurately updated. 

  • Logistics Coordinator will be required to liaise with Toll blender about orders and operational issues etc

  • Maximize the On-Time Deliveries In Full (OTDIF) by timely shipping the products, providing a complete root cause analyses and close the loop with other departments where structural problems have been identified

  • Steering and follow up of inbound goods flows, both bulk as packed.

  • Manage paperwork for shipments according to established guidelines and procedures

  • Manage operation systems and define storage requirements; develop, implement, enforce, and evaluate processes and procedures for receiving goods, replenishment & expediting, inventory management and distribution

  • Assess and organize logistics in terms of transport requirements, receipt, handling, storage and distribution

  • Adhere and comply towards the continuous improvement of HSE

  • Communicate and control information from finished goods suppliers.

  • In collaboration with S&OP, reviewing and maintaining correct and optimal stock levels.

  • Coordination of deliveries based on open orders and product availability. 

  • Follow up on a correct and timely delivery.

  • Managing & processing of Transportation non-conformities.

  • Checking & approving of transportation and warehousing invoices.

  • Keep up-to-date with the transport, warehousing and company policies 

  • Maintenance of QA procedures related to the above.

  • Seeking for continuous logistical improvement based on a profound knowledge of all the relevant business process.

  • Minimize logistics cost while ensuring the maximum service level and sales volumes.

Qualifications & Education Required for Logistics Coordinator:

  • As Logistics Coordinator a University degree is a must

  • Technical education preferred, but not mandatory

Skills/Experience/Knowledge for Logistics Coordinator Position:

  • Ideally 3 years of experience in logistics or related operations, preferably in the lubricants, oil and gas or FMCG business

  • Previous experience working within Germany

  • Professional and accurate in administration & communication

  • Strong administrative skills and knowledge of logistics Key Performance Indicators and in-depth knowledge of road transport mode regulation and legislation

  • Knowledge of warehouse activities and management systems.

  • Preferably with experience in handling technical material data

  • Computer literate with ideally a good knowledge of SAP, specifically MM & PM modules

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and German

  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude and results-oriented

  • Good team player and able to work autonomously 

  • Candidate suitable for the Logistics Coordinator will be stress-resistant

  • Quality and safety-minded