• Transportation Operations Specialist

    • Rozenburg (Schiphol), Netherlands
    • Bachelor's degree
    • +/- €3.000,-
“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder
As a Fortune 500 company, Expeditors employs more than 15,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 300 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions. Expeditors is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We believe our employees are our greatest competitive advantage, by focusing on our values and culture we make Expeditors’ greatest competitive advantage in global supply chain services.

“You’d be surprised how far we’ll go for you.”
Position Summary

Business demand is rapidly increasing and we are looking for a highly dependable, enthusiastic individual to support our growing operations. This role is uniquely positioned in EMEA, located onsite with a large international technology company. You will be part of a Global Logistics Team, working together to ensure the customer’s needs are met holistically and with a best in class level of service. It requires a dynamic individual with a strong transportation & logistics background as well as excellent communication, sense of urgency, and customer service skills. 

The Transportation Operations Specialist is responsible for driving carrier and service provider performance through collaboration and coordination of people, carriers, and facilities. Their ability to understand and communicate customer needs to multiple stakeholders is crucial to the success of the overall organization. In this role, having a dynamic personality, strong analytical and organizational skills, and positive attitude to create meaningful relationships with cross functional teams is essential. Our Transportation Operations team actively manages the freight network for technical infrastructure data centers around the world in a dynamic, fast changing environment. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with cross-functional teams (order management, compliance, warehousing, manufacturing, service providers and information systems) on planning and performance objectives for transportation operations
  • Drive carrier and service provider performance for AMS Hub operations
  • Collect and interpret data, identify faults related to transportation operations and prepare recommendations to save the company time and money
  • Plan and monitor inbound and outgoing deliveries
  • Ensure all operations adhere to shipping laws, guidelines and regulations
  • Lead or contribute to high impact initiatives that result in streamlining processes and generate efficiencies by identifying gaps and opportunities
  • Define and improve key operational workflows and SOPs for inbound and outbound shipments into and out of warehousing hubs and manufacturing facilities across EMEA
  • Prepare reports for weekly reviews with service vendor partners using key performance indicators and present findings and opportunities to management
  • Provide appropriate solutions to internal customers for on-time, safe and secure delivery, meeting and exceeding the customer’s internal standards
  • Work with teams to gather, analyze data and present findings to other teams and management
  • Support transportation procurement processes as they relate to inbound and outbound workflows in and out of the customer’s hub and facilities in the region
Skills and experience requirements
  • BA or equivalent preferably in Supply Chain, Business or related
  • 3+ years experience in Freight Forwarding ideally with direct working knowledge of transporting air freight, parcel freight, sea freight and road freight operations
  • Working knowledge of import/export/transcon processes, documentation, etc.
  • Excellent project management and communication, problem solving skills
  • Ability to acquire, analyze and represent data as needed
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis
  • Ability to tailor format and style of effective communication in person, via email,  documents and presentations
  • Successfully operate in an increasingly complex and evolving business model 
  • Must be a team player, display and drive a culture of respect within the workplace
What do we offer?
  • We offer a position for 38,75 hours a week (fulltime)
  • You will be part of a professional/international, open, enthusiastic team and environment
  • You will receive a personalized development plan with a diversity of training methods
  • There will be career opportunities within the company (local, regional and globally)
  • You will receive 25 days of annual leave on full time base
  • There is an option to take part of our Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • We offer a divers benefit package
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We will contact you after assessing your application. After this there will be a conversation at our office. We will make an inventory of your wishes and see whether the vacancy is a good match. Is this the case? Then we will introduce you to our client. We will continue to guide you until the start of your first working day!
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