Coordinator, Logistics & Transportation

Logistics · Pedricktown, New Jersey
Department Logistics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competetive

About Us


The Lamb Company is a farmer owned cooperative that has been in business for over 50 years. We are a leading North American supplier of premium imported lamb brands and specialty meats to the top retail and food service customers. We pride ourselves on the highest safety and quality standards and offer products that are traceable from Pasture to Plate.TM


About You


Do you have transportation and logistics experience coordinating trucking for perishable goods across the USA?


Are you accurate, organized and efficient, with a team approach and sense of urgency?


Do you thrive in a dynamic environment and rise to a challenge? 


Do you have a strong work ethic, are dedicated to getting results and enjoy negotiating, scheduling, and resolving issues in support of a high volume outbound transportation hub?


Position Reports To: Manager, Logistics & Transportation


Position Overview


The Coordinator, Logistics & Transportation drives shareholder value by maintaining and ensuring the timely delivery of outbound high quality products that meet our specifications and consumer expectations while maintaining excellent relationships with USDA Inspectors, 3rd Party Storage, Transportation companies, and internal employees. The Coordinator, Logistics & Transportation proactively implements processes and procedures to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our transportation and logistics programs. Maintains up to date records for inventory control and is fully cross trained with other roles.

 

Transportation:

  • Responsible for all transportation out of New Jersey facility across USA – fresh and frozen:
    • Get quotes and manage carriers on a timely basis
    • Dispatch, route, track transportation, and recommend more efficient routes as needed
    • Negotiate best freight rates for FTL and LTL, and set up primary, secondary and tertiary carriers
    • Coordinate pickup and delivery schedules for inland shipments, and trouble shoot for any logistical issues to ensure that customer service levels are not impacted
  • Verify, investigate, and resolve customer and shipper complaints in a timely manner, with the ongoing goal to minimize errors, delays, fines, and complaints
  • Prepare all transportation reports:
    • Compute reporting metrics such as on-time delivery rates and order fulfillment rates
    • Approve, track and ensure payment of freight and storage invoices

Logistics:

  • Manage Americold (formerly Agro Merchants) Warehouse Outbound Scheduling:
    • Create, maintain and communicate outbound shipping schedules
    • Proactively assist with order fulfillment and dispatch
    • Go to the dock and visually check outgoing orders (all product condition is good, no broken pallets, etc.)
  • Manage order scheduling from production plant and 3rd Party cold storage facilities
  • Provide transfer information to Inventory Control Coordinator
  • Update Dynamics with carrier changes

Additional Duties:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned, and initiate recommendations to further enhance the company’s recognition as a top employer
  • Liaise with sales, procurement and warehouse personnel to ensure information is accurate and shared

  

 

Key Success Measures

  • Efficient execution of functions – maximize fill rate via exact management of inventory, order scheduling, and transportation services
  • Manage and mitigate incremental storage and freight costs related to service issues
  • Accurate and timely delivery of products in the most cost effective manner
  • Accurate and timely administration of documentation

 

Qualifications & Considerations for the Position

  • College or secondary school diploma
  • Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD), an asset
  • 5 years’ experience in the transportation and logistics industry, preferably in perishable goods
  • Strong understanding of scheduling and the costs associated with FTL, LTL and Refrigerated transportation
  • Fluent in English, Spanish an asset
  • Organized self-starter with proven ability to co-ordinate and effectively follow up on multiple projects and assignments and meet all deadlines
  • Excellent ability to plan, organize and prioritize with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, resolve problems, and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to collect, maintain, evaluate data, summarize and write reports, and recommend continuous improvement
  • Strong math skills to compute weight, cost and other variables
  • Good oral, written and communication skills; able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Proficient in computer software, such as inventory / traceability software, manufacturing software (GP Dynamics) and Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Team player with high integrity, values and a positive attitude and a sense of urgency

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  • Location
    Pedricktown, New Jersey
  • Department
    Logistics
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Competetive