Logistics Specialist

 Highland Park, IL

Job ID:
Job Title:
Logistics Specialist
City & State:
Highland Park, IL
Job Region:
Sr. Level Independent Contributor
Business Unit:
Customer Service
Service Offering:
Our client is one of the largest importer & producers of shrimp, mussels, lobsters, crab and finfish. They produce over a 100 million lbs. of finished seafood products annually.

Logistics Coordinator
This role is responsible for planning and executing transportation services from vendor shipping to stores and to third-party cross-dock facilities, ensuring ontime delivery at an appropriate cost and service level.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Plan and tender refrigerated loads to carrier base.
  • Ensure that all loads are covered in a timely manner.
  • Perform inbound load planning activities through consolidation of purchase orders, routing and carrier selection to meet service expectations for freight type and delivery date.
  • Track loads to ensure on-time delivery and proactively communicate potential delivery delays to stores/buyers/management.
  • Proactively resolve urgent customer situations related to product delivery.
  • Identify and select the best mode of transportation to reduce costs.
  • Work with carriers to ensure accuracy of freight bills.
  • Develop relationships with current and new carriers and continually negotiate competitive rates with entire carrier pool.
  • Work directly with buying department to improve load profitability.
  • Provide "out of office" coverage for other load planners as necessary.
  • Follow policies and procedures put in place by management.
  • Possess the ability to act equally well in the role of team leader, team member, or facilitator.
  • Participate in special projects to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and manage key carrier metrics.
  • Assess service issues and provide root cause analysis to resolve chronic problems (either internal or external).
  • Anticipate and proactively communicate delivery issues to customer service.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain/Logistics, or similar work experience.
  • Knowledge of FMCSA regulations.
  • Experience working with TMS systems.
  • HOS regulations.
  • High level of Microsoft Office software knowledge.
  • Maintain a professional manner at all times.
  • Extremely organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Extremely effective with communication skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
This position offers a competitive base salary.

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