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Logistics Coordinator - Full Time

Americold - Swedesboro, NJ


Posted on 01/25/23 (Ref: NJKEwASSq0)

Logistics Coordinator - Swedesboro, NJ - Americold

About Us

Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to delivery on their commitments.

What You'll Do

Primary Responsibility:

Manages carriers in determining the best shipping solution balancing price, service, and carrier availability. Manages carrier performance to maintain a minimum of 95% on time delivery using effective problem-solving skills.

Essential Functions:
  • Work closely with the Transportation Operations Manager to efficiently manage carrier performance to achieve a minimum of 95% on-time deliveries.
  • Effectively plan and coordinate product transport for our high-volume, fast-paced drayage operation.
  • Utilize your knowledge of regional ports/marine terminals and drayage operations to maximize productivity, manage costs, and quickly avoid or solve problems in real time.
  • Maintain excellent information flow and communications between a wide range of people including drivers, suppliers, and management.
  • Determine the best solution to route orders to maximum service standards and margins when required.
  • Proactively provide problem-resolution for customers, warehouses, and carriers.
  • Escalate issues to management as appropriate.


What Experience You Need

  • 2-5 years transportation and dispatch experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Some experience with dispatch in a drayage operation or marine terminal/port setting.
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, with AS/400 experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of regional marine terminals/ports highly preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and willingness to take initiative.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to build relationships and partner with co-workers and outside business partners.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at the same time.


What Could Set You Apart

  • College degree
  • Extensive experience with drayage operations/dispatch
  • Strong knowledge of regional marine terminals/ports


What We Offer

Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.


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