Import Logistics Coordinator

Watsonville, CA

The Import Logistics Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the daily activity of ocean containers to their assigned port(s), troubleshooting shipment problems, formulating solutions, and notifying appropriate stakeholders. This position also manages relationships with drayage companies and recommends process efficiencies for cost savings and profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate movement of imported ocean containers to customers’ or SFI’s warehouses
  • Provide early identification of problem shipments; communicate issues to stakeholders and implement solutions
  • Work closely with transportation providers to confirm shipment timing, review routes, confirm shipping line, obtain government agency and port releases, request and confirm wire payments, schedule pick up and delivery appointments, dispatch orders, and confirm return of empty containers
  • Audit 7501 customers entry summaries and report discrepancies to Logistics Manager
  • Create and update invoices and allocate freight costs; work with Business Managers, finance, and transportation providers to resolve discrepancies
  • Assist in freight rate negotiations as needed

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years logistics experience in an import/export environment and BA or BS in logistics or transportation or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong working knowledge of vessel clearance and port procedures as well as importing concepts, rules, and regulations, including FDA and U.S. Customs
  • Basic proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills
  • Strong detail orientation and organization skills
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively with conflicting priorities and changing deadlines
  • Proven ability to solve challenging logistical problems with minimal work direction

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