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Vernon, CA

Logistics Coordinator

TITLE: Logistics Coordinator                                       

SUPERVISED BY: Vice President of Operations

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt                                       


The Logistic Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of shipping routes and on time, cost effective delivery, specifically focused at customer satisfaction for multi-site activities.  This role will also support Customer Service and production activities as needed. 


  • Regularly evaluate the performance, quality, and pricing of freight vendors to employ the best freight companies.
  • Liaise and negotiate transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
  • Prepare and research competitive rate trends to be able to negotiate cost-effective rates.
  • Estimate freight and record shipment costs and weights.
  • Determine method of shipment and other shipping documents.
  • Ensure vendor compliance on all safety, GMPs and BRC/QA policies and SOPs.
  • Manage and maintains proper documentation involved with freight quotes and rates.
  • Track delivery progress of shipments.
  • Notify consignees, customers of arrival and arrange for delivery.
  • Contact vendors or claims adjustment departments to resolve shipment problems or contact service depots to arrange for repairs.
  • Review vendor invoice accuracy and establish an audit process.
  • Continually improves and develops business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs, and environmental pressures. 
  • Provide analysis of cost to move or redirect product between sites.
  • Support international distribution needs.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Safety
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Technical Ability

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, analytics, math, statistics, or related field
  • 3-5 years related experience and/or training in freight/logistics in a manufacturing
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional and effective phone and email etiquette.
  • Develop, create, analyze and distribute regular reports.
  • Effective verbal communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one conversations with other employees in the organization.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to use common sense to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts.
  • Position is in office.
  • Ability to work overtime.
  • Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Office / Plant
  • Noise level within the plant is usually noise level (moderate, loud).

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.

  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and focus.
  • Stand, walk, and/or sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Requires ability to occasionally lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to lift files, filing, and retrieving documents.

I have read the job description above and I understand that the knowledge, skills, abilities and assigned responsibilities listed are conditions of my employment with Coast Packing Company. I also understand that the job description may be changed or altered at any time and may not include all of my job responsibilities.