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Logistics Specialist

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Posted: 05/05/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 20714 Pay Rate: $ 20.00 - $ 25.00

Job Description

Our manufacturing client in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area is seeking a robust Logistics Specialist for direct hire.  This company has an outstanding company culture and offers a great benefit package along with work life balance.  We encourage you to APPLY now.

This position will involve:

  • Coordinate inbound / outbound shipments as required, including:
    • Track requirements via ERP system, customer portals and outsourced EDI systems
    • Contact customers when they are required to set up the transportation.
    • Input and send Advance Shipping Notice (ASN) information via appropriate providers.
  • Reviewing available carrier rates on shipments and selecting the most cost-effective carrier eligible.
  • Assigning ship date and times to shipments and ensuring those dates and times are accurately reflected on warehouse dock schedules.
  • Responsible for export compliance including NAFTA certificates and documentation.
  • Preparing records of goods shipped, such as bills of load; calculate and review weight and shipping charges and keep files of shipping records.
  • Responsible for an accurate and timely freight quoting process to support the Customer Service and Sales team's needs.
  • Track on time performance of inbound / outbound shipments.
  • Data entry within the order fulfillment process.
  • Coordinating with production and scheduling to ensure a streamlined flow of outbound shipments.
  • Field customer feedback, collaborate with manager to provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within time limits, forward to appropriate internal team(s), and follow-up to ensure resolution.
  • Review incoming and outgoing orders for accuracy, adjusting as needed, and informing the appropriate contact as needed.
  • Provide internal team members with system data and external information upon request.

Job Requirements

  • 1-3 years experience in transportation role (manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Manufacturing ERP system experience
    1. Infor, CloudSuite Industrial or Sytline experience is a plus 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solver with the ability to use critical thinking skills
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Promotes improvement both within themselves and within the company
  • Shows ambition for learning new skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Products
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