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Logistics Coordinator, Mattoon, IL

Store Support (Corporate Office) | Mattoon, IL Corporate Office | Full Time

Job Description


Job Title:                 Logistics Coordinator

Reports To:             Logistics Supervisor

Job Location:          Rural King Corporate

FLSA Status:            Exempt

                                                                                                                                              

JOB SUMMARY:

This position will support the routing of freight inbound to Rural King distribution centers and Rural King stores.  The Logistics team strives to route orders efficiently while continuing to keep shipping costs down without jeopardizing the timeliness of product’s arrival. Inbound orders ship within the United States and overseas.


JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Negotiate rates and arrange shipping with contracted carriers for inbound orders
  • Enter shipments into a PO Management system
  • Work with suppliers by obtaining necessary routing information and providing routing instructions
  • Rate LTL/Partial shipments to provide the most cost effective and efficient routing
  • Communicate with Purchasing, Operations and Warehousing to update on status of inbound freight
  • Partner with Rural King’s private fleet to coordinate backhauls for their trucks
  • Confirm deliveries are made on scheduled dates
  • Track shipments until final delivery is confirmed
  • Work on new projects with Purchasing to help uncover freight savings
  • Research and approve discrepancies on freight invoices
  • Recruit trucking companies to further develop our approved carrier base

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous logistics experience preferred
  • Negotiation experience
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask assignments
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Eager to learn and advance in a growing organization

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Microsoft Office

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.