A Japanese trading company in Frankfurt is now looking for a new staff to expand their business.
The main focus is related to the Exports/Imports of automotive parts from the UK and Continental Europe.
Create and update shipping plans
Discuss/negotiate collection dates with suppliers and customers
Issue collection instructions to forwarders and monitor collections and shipments (air, sea, rail and road)
Send RFQs to forwarders and issue quotations
Input data (orders and shipments) into MS Access database
Receive and check orders and pass to UK headquarters
Handle return shipments from customer to supplier
Work together with supplier and customer to avoid shortages
Negotiate with supplier to reduce/increase production if actual demand falls behind/exceeds assumption or forecast
Ensure design changes are communicated across the supply chain and defined procedures are followed
Act as customer liaison (first point of call) for quality concerns/problems
Maintain detailed and accurate logs of quality claims and coordinate information between customer and supplier relating to the issue
Develop, maintain and improve relationships with customers and suppliers
Identify potential problems with supplier/customer and take proactive action
New business development (export of automotive parts), suppliers research, and sales activities
Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement
Conduct customer & supplier visits to set up new business
Building of business reports and quarterly reviews
Support the management with the sales and budget figures, monthly and yearly.
Assist the manager with large projects relating to European law, customs duties/regulations and process improvements for reducing unit prices/improving service etc.
German and English (Native or Business fluent)
Working knowledge and experience within a similar field such as: Logistics/Purchasing/Sales Co-ordination.
The following would be advantageous:
Ability to speak Japanese
Automotive engineering knowledge