Overview: Our Client, a leading provider of specialized logistics services, is currently seeking candidates for a contract-to-hire Freight and Logistics Specialist role.
This individual will be responsible for coordinating all aspects for freight bookings for air, sea, and land shipments, with an emphasis on quality, timelines, and cost management.
Our ideal candidate will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, with an ability to work effectively with vendors, management, and team members.
Located just South of Pittsburgh, this company offers a great work environment, including casual dress and a fun, friendly atmosphere.
This role will have a hybrid 3/2 work arrangement and a home work station is provided.
Work hours are Monday
– Friday, 8am
Vaccination is encouraged, but not required.
Responsibilities: Work in closely with the Operations and Rates groups to book air, sea, and land shipments.Understand all authorizations that pertain to a particular shipment to obtain the correct freight booking.Confirm key dates with Operations to obtain the booking that aligns with the shipment specifications.Ensure key dates of the routing and booking are met by monitoring the shipment.
Book Inland/Intermodal transportation options that coincide with the freight booking.Coordinate and mange inland transportation on import shipmentsCheck tariffs and/or lane/city ratesCollect required documentation Vendor management/selection/coordination as per account and company requirements.Work closely with Rates Specialists to source and develop new vendors.
Qualifications: 2 years of experience in a role focused on shipping or logisticsStrong analytical, math, and computer skillsExcellent attention to detailStrong decision-making and critical thinking skillsAbility to organize and prioritize, effectively manage time and able to multi-taskExcellent written, listening, and verbal communication skillsAble to quickly adapt to change and function in a challenging environment