Logistics Coordinator - Kansas City, MO

Date Posted: 11/21/2022

Equity Staffing has a new Logistics Coordinator opportunity that is an immediate hiring need with an established and reputable KC area company! This position is primarily responsible for executing the day-to-day North America shipping requirements as processed through the Transportation Management System. This position assures that capacity placed in their work areas are covered via obtaining additional spot capacity or involving others to ensure effective shipping schedules.

$28 - $30/hr. based on experience & health insurance options available!
Hybrid Schedule offered, office located in Overland Park, KS

Job Responsibilities:

• Build and assign, and secure daily transportation (loads) moving from multiple origins according to site carrier plan and business unit requirements.
• Procure spot capacity and negotiated pricing to cover peak shipping requirements as needed.
• Perform duties consistent with expectations for response time, tender windows, load consolidation efficiency, payload utilization, and other operational requirements.
• Efficiently manages work queue for all open shipping requirements and keeps current TMS/late ship report.
• Assist in the development of carrier commitments through the sourcing process and ongoing operational results requiring adjustments to site carrier plans.
• Measure key carrier performance metrics including but not limited to on time pick-up/delivery, appointment effectiveness at origin, invoice accuracy, and delivery information compliance
• Manage carrier performance by providing carrier(s) periodic performance feedback and facilitating annual carrier reviews for key facilities.
• Focal point for inquiries for carriers, customer service, plant sites and other internal clients regarding status, capacity, and shipping issues.
• Initiate with Load Planning Manager continuing performance issues or capacity needs.
• Work Closely with Customer service and plants to ensure seamless execution from order receipt to shipping Travel to major facilities for carrier/site reviews is expected annually.
• Perform load scheduling for select COLLECT customers, including working with customer’s carriers and scheduling tools.
• After hours coverage is required on a rotating basis,
• Over time is occasionally needed during busy season, or as conditions warrant.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 2 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience and/or training.
• Direct experience as a load planner working in a central environment with multiple facilities and utilizing a Transportation Management System (Red Prairie) is preferred.
• Work experience with ERP systems such as Enterprise One (Oracle) is helpful.
• Prior roles working for a motor carrier, or as a customer service representative is helpful.


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