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Logistics Specialist

Company: LHH
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

LHH Recruitment Solutions has partnered with a growing distributor near the Des Plaines, IL area and they are looking to add a Logistics Specialist to their established organization. This is a Direct Hire opportunity. You will be responsible for administrating, coordinating, and managing efficient and cost-effective transportation services meeting the needs of both internal and external customers, vendors, and carriers in a timely manner. Ensuring that the logistics data is accurate and up to date. Prepare logistics data analysis for RFPs and to assist with proposals and projects. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of logistics experience within the distribution or manufacturing industry. Must have strong understanding in all modes of transportation: LTL, TL, vessels/ocean, air, and rail. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to learn and grow within a highly productive and growing organization. You will receive a competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package. Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop freight and warehouse shipping data master lists within Oracle Transportation Module.
  • Communicate with 3PL parties, freight consolidators, carriers, terminal operations, custom brokers, rail/trucking companies and warehouses.
  • Provide timely freight quotations to both internal and external customers.
  • Analyze freight opportunities based on evaluation of contracted rates, operations capabilities, and carrier constraints in conjunction with meeting delivery requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of data for RFQ's for the negotiation of carrier services, costs, and contracts.
  • Analyze and understand freight and warehouse data sets.
  • Monitor inbound vessel sheet and notify parties when title is transferred.
  • Order rail cars and create track and trace as requested.
  • Create deliveries from Oracle from all shipping points.
  • Audit and approve freight bills for accuracy and resolve discrepancies with carriers.
  • Support RFP process with reporting and process guidelines.
  • Proactively provide track, trace, and follow-up services to customers.
  • Identify, develop and implement transportation service enhancement and cost reduction programs. Experience:
    • Minimum of three years of logistics or transportation experience within the distribution or manufacturing.
    • Strong understanding in all modes of transportation: LTL, TL, vessels/ocean, air, and rail.
    • International logistics experience is a plus.
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel (VLOOKUPs and Pivot Tables) to analyze logistics data and to prepare logistics reporting.
    • Proficiency in Oracle WMS preferred. Education:
      • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Business Management. Skills:
        • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
        • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
        • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
        • Process improvement skills.
        • Must be a motivated and passionate professional that is comfortable in a hands on impactful and highly visible role. If you are a passionate Logistics Specialist looking for a new and rewarding career, please apply today! You don't want to miss out on this opportunity! LHH is a leader in permanent recruitment-and in the placement of top talent. Our areas of specialty include office administration, customer service, human resources, engineering, and supply chain and logistics. Please feel to check us out and apply for other opportunities if this role isn't a perfect match. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledTo read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please visit Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Keywords: LHH, Des Plaines , Logistics Specialist, Professions , Des Plaines, Illinois

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