Senior Co-ordinator

Posted 9 March by Archers Recruitment Ltd

The Role

The opportunity has arisen for temporary assignment (Maternity Cover) in the role of Senior Import/Export Co-ordinator in the Parts Group Cost Team section.

The daily work is related to Import and Export activities moving automotive parts between our suppliers and customers on a global basis.

The primary function is to:

  • Manage major accounts, including identifying, proposing and implementing countermeasures for concerns
  • Build and maintain our customer and supplier accounts
  • Provide budget data within the monthly sales forecast, giving variance explanations
  • Provide guidance, coaching and support to Coordinator as required

Additionally the role requires active contribution to compiling and achieving the section business plan and related budgets, whilst taking ownership of pricing and profit control for the related area.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Raising quotations, purchase orders and invoices in line with customer order requirements
  • Confirm all purchase costs and sales prices are correct and in line with the relevant quotations
  • Dealing with customer and supplier queries effectively
  • Proactively manage aged debt to meet cash flow targets
  • Provide cover for Section Leader role during periods of absence

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Calculate forward orders to meet production schedules and accommodate supplier and shipping lead times
  • Ensure goods are Imported/Exported through customs using forwarding agent and supplied to the agreed point of delivery
  • Develop, maintain and improve successful relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Seek, plan and develop opportunities to grow the business
  • Maintain an effective filing system of past and current business transactions

Person Specification: Skills & Experience required

Must have:

  • Import/Export experience
  • Administration experience within Purchasing/Logistics/Sales Co-ordination or a similar field
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and organisation skills
  • High levels of accuracy
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft office (Especially Excel – Intermediate to Advance level)
  • Full driving license (manual transmission)


  • Automotive supply chain understanding
  • CIPS or similar qualification would be an advantage in this position


  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Planning & Organising
  • Making things happen
  • Professional Integrity
  • Learning Agility
  • Continuous improvement & challenge
  • Analysis & Problem Solving

Reference: 34649704

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