Date: 03.06.2020

The Metro team talk: Linzi Barnes-Cox

We often talk about the need for resilient, agile and flexible supply chains. And while our leading-edge technology creates the environment to support those aspirations, it is colleagues like Linzi that make things happen.

Linzi’s wide-ranging skills and capabilities have been honed over a decade with Metro and client-side, in a variety of roles and responsibilities.

Linzi began her career working in the shipping departments of a manufacturer and chemicals company, before starting at Metro in 2007 to work in the sea freight team on export documentation.

Early career highlights included a trip to Malaysia to train and develop the fledgeling outsourcing operation, that has been successfully extended to India.

Moving onto the export commodities team, Linzi started working with some of Metro’s biggest accounts, processing their documentation and freight booking requirements, quickly moving into a supervisory role.

Having spent some time looking after some of Metro’s blue-chip accounts, Linzi was transferred to the Airfreight team in 2015, to look after the day to day import operations of some of our major retail clients.

Linzi’s role was extensive, managing purchase orders from origin through to Birmingham airport, arranging customs clearance and airport collections and redeliveries, in line with clients’ KPI service levels.

During this period Linzi was Metro’s representative at various client service reviews, on and off-site.

While still a member of the air freight team, Linzi’s role has expanded to incorporate sea freight movements, as a key part of her responsibilities as key account coordinator for a big automotive account.

In addition to looking after UK and European exports for finished vehicles, Linzi also works on special sea freight movements, including project and RORO.

She is also a member of the specialist automotive air freight team, moving cars for motor shows, press-launches, testing and photo shoots.

With some exotic destinations for some of our VIP clients globally, Linzi says “it is a very varied role which I enjoy and it definitely keeps me on my toes!”