Senior Coordinator

Ref No.  EE-5330982



Our UK Automotive Manufacturer seeks an Administrator / Coordinator

You will have Project Management and Cost Analysis within Supply Chain or logistics / purchasing/ Logistics / Sales or similar

Job Title: Co-ordinator or Senior Co-ordinator (depending on experience

Employment Status: (one year Maternity Cover initially

Our client specialises in supplying:

  • Raw materials such as light metals, steel, plastics and resin
  • Direct supply import of parts for Just in Time delivery to production facilities & their Suppliers.
  • Parts export to global manufacturing operations
  • Dies and machinery for manufacturing operations.
  • CE Marking of manufacturing equipment.

Through our corporate philosophy our cleint is dedicated to exceeding global customer expectations through creative and effective commercial activities using established methods such as Total Quality Management (TQM). They are an ISO9001:2015; ISO14001:2015 & AEO accredited progressive Company, continually exploring new business opportunities to expand their portfolio.

The Role

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

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

The primary function is to:

Prepare and negotiate detailed and structured, on time cost information in order to respond to our customer's Request for Quotation (RFQ).

Additionally the role requires active contribution achieving the section business plan and related targets.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Liaising directly with the customer to ensure the correct level of information is provided to support their requests.
  • Negotiating with the customer to ensure our profitability is supported, but the best possible cost is provided to our customer
  • Direct discussion / negotiation with global regions to ensure that correct and on time data is provided from the supply base. (China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, US, South America, Turkey)
  • Preparing detailed quotations using the regional cost data to include ocean freight, duty, UK inland and Just in Time (JIT) delivery costs
  • Reporting the section status with regards to total quotations received, actioned, outstanding etc with action plans to ensure recovery of gaps
  • Presenting cost data to management in a clear and logical manner
  • Supporting the team in other cost tasks as and when needed due to peak volume requirement.

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 clients 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:

  • Project Management experience
  • Cost Analysis experience
  • 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

Benefits (Permanent Status)

  • Salary: £22,800 pa to £29,000.00 dependant on experience
  • 37 hours per week with additional flexibility according to business requirements

Personal development

Future potential progression opportunities and/or cross functional development based on demonstrable performance.

How to Apply:
Should you be interested in this post, or, would like to know more we would be delighted to hear from you - please attach your CV and a brief covering note confirming:

Availability for interview:
Earliest start date:

Minimum salary:

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Salary / Rate

£22-29,000 dep on exp