Logistics Coordinator

 Lake Forest, IL

Job ID:
Job Title:
Logistics Coordinator
City & State:
Lake Forest, IL
Job Region:
Mid Level Independent Contributor
Business Unit:
Customer Service
Service Offering:
Our client is a leading global supplier of starches, sweeteners and plant-based proteins. Their product range covers a wide variety of food, animal nutrition and industrial applications, and includes trusted brands such as Windmill Potato Starch alongside an ever-growing assortment of organic products. A truly global company, they have offices spread over five continents and export to over 100+ countries. Their added value goes far beyond that of a supplier. From risk management to multi-sourcing, quality assurance to tailor-made supply chains, they can draw on 150 years’ experience to develop comprehensive solutions designed to meet each and every customers’ specific needs.

Logistics Coordinator
Our client is constantly expanding and shows strong, rapid growth.
Therefore, they are looking to welcome a Logistical Coordinator to manage and develop its portfolio of plant-based products. The Logistics Coordinator will be the linking pin between customer and suppliers, handling incoming calls for service and delivery. Our client is seeking a highly energetic and capable professional who thrives in a fast-paced global trading environment. In addition to effective stakeholder communication the ideal candidate should have a strong Microsoft Office skillset and a strong understanding of ERP systems.

Job Type: Full-time/Hybrid Schedule

  • Coordinate logistics functions and customer focused freight operation. This includes day-to-day order/shipment management from beginning to end, and includes administrative functions.
  • Resolve freight and delivery related opportunities/issues.
  • Root cause analysis: resolve issues and take preventive actions to prevent future occurrences.
  • Flexible and adaptable; open communicator with a natural curiosity to learn and understand the business; must be self-driven and highly motivated; comfortable working independently yet, also collaborative and comfortable working with cross- functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in execution of logistics planning including fundamental knowledge of truck/rail/barge/container logistics.
  • Excellent communication skills for both internal and external stakeholders. Be able to work effectively with a team as well as individually.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skill set and strong understanding of ERP systems.
  • Based in or willing to relocate to the greater Chicago area.
This position offers a competitive base salary.


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