Export Coordinator - Wolverhampton

Export Coordinator

Businesses that export need careful planning if they are to be efficient, profitable and sustainable. Efficiency comes from keeping the products flowing to all the corners of the globe, safely, with all the correct regulations followed. Profitability comes when the products are delivered and the bills paid – cash flow is directly tied to export flow. And sustainability can only be assured when you have satisfied customers who get their imported goods on time.

All of the above commitments are the domain of the export coordinator. They will know exactly where produce and raw materials are within their own business, as well as warehousing levels, freight transport capacity and manpower. The business’s survival and profitability depend on this being done properly.

Sometimes, particularly in smaller businesses, or where a manufacturer is part of a complex supply chain, the role will be advertised as an import export coordinator, and the role will involve inward and outward flow of goods, components and raw materials to keep the business operating and the customers happy.

The skills required

You might have experience in a particular mode of export (air, road, rail or sea), and those specific skills will stand you in good stead for certain positions. Also, experience in dealing with certain jurisdictions or classes of produce will be vital for some export coordinator jobs, as the legal requirements and restrictions can be an integral part of the job.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, both with your own team and with those overseas recipients who are depending on your shipments. It’s often therefore useful if you have language skills relevant for the destination nations, although this is not always necessary. 

Most important will be a deep understanding of how international and intercontinental logistics works, as you’ll be chartering voyages and booking cargo space on a host of modes of transport, and that alone can be a complex task.

Export Coordinator Jobs in Wolverhampton

A West Midlands city that was historically part of Staffordshire, Wolverhampton is said to be named after King Wulfhere after he established an abbey in the seventh century. The city first became prominent as a market town around the 1100s and it was known for its wools and textiles, although it was not granted a royal charter for a market until 1258.

From the 16th century, Wolverhampton started manufacturing items like keys, locks, brassware and ironwork.

During the Industrial Revolution, the city grew significantly, as local mines produced vast quantities of coal, limestone and iron ore. Other goods manufactured in Wolverhampton during this time included steel and japanned ware.

Later, Wolves gained a reputation for producing motorcycles and cars, and the first vehicle to beat the 200 mph land speed record was built in the city.

These days, Wolverhampton is an excellent spot for those looking for Export Coordinator roles. It is mainly known for engineering works, with a specialty in aerospace and precision components - companies in these industries include HS Marston, MOOG and Goodrich. The service sector is also an important part of the city's economy and it is one of the largest retail centres in the region.

Birmingham Midshires is based in Wolverhampton, while Marston's operates a brewery in the city that produces Banks's, Hanson's and Mansfield beers. Other large businesses include Beatties, Chubb Locks, Tarmac and Carillion.

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