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Freight Coordinator

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

In this varied role you’ll be working with an experienced and supportive team where you’ll be responsible for providing operational support and reporting to facilitate execution of day-to-day process and account management of UK based and global freight partners.

You’ll support continuous improvement to simplify freight and associated process, including the development of opportunities delivering environmental good practice. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Creating and processing PO’s through core systems for freight services for shipments
  • Create customer freight and shipment preparation charges based on agreed rates
  • Working directly with freight providers and OUP accounts payable to resolve issues
  • Analysing UK inbound freight cost by business unit across air and ocean
  • Creating KPI data
  • Supporting month end processes using SAP
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

This role is based in the Kettering office and requires office attendance. Working from home on occasion is offered.

About You

You’ll have a solid understanding of shipping and freight processes, the charging process and rate cards. You will also have:


  • Experience working in and freight/logistics environment
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  • The ability to work independently
  • Experience of using MS Excel to a medium to high level
  • Good communication skills with the ability to maintain and make positive relationships internally and externally
  • Good priority management skills, able to deliver work under pressure and against various deadlines
  • Able to generate accurate and timely data to support financial, operational and service-related freight process


  • Experience managing freight shipments by air, ocean, road and parcel services
  • Global freight experience
  • SAP knowledge and/or experience or other ERP systems
  • Proven experience of dealing with external stakeholders.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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Kettering - North Kettering Business Park
North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK, NN14 1UA
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Supply Chain
  • Closing Date:
    3 April 2023
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    Kettering - North Kettering Business Park
  • Postcode:
    NN14 1UA
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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