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Drayage Coordinator in Memphis at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/12/2019

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Job Description

Vaco Staffing is currently seeking a Drayage Coordinator for a Contract opportunity in Cordova, TN.

Qualified candidates must have experience with intermodal and dispatch.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage and execute ocean container booking pickups to meet customer commitments and with LDC colleagues and external suppliers:

Dispatch container drayage pickups in a timely and cost effective manner aligned with drayage carrier capacity commitments, early return dates (ERD's) and intermodal and port cutoffs.

Ensure timely, accurate and complete data entry for container drayage orders into ATLAS.

Monitor daily drayage carrier and ocean carrier store door pickup performance and update ATLAS where necessary with container, seal and load date when not automatically populating.

Manage existing relationships with container drayage carriers and develop new ones to build out capacity.

Negotiate drayage rates based upon market prices, demand and capacity in consultation with Manager.

Review, approve and update drayage invoices where accrual does not match supplier invoice with Accounting.

Daily interaction with container drayage truckers on load challenges and problems that arise with respective LDC and dedicated warehouses; Inventory and Sales Management for non-LDC/dedicated warehouses and/or ocean carrier's teams to ensure intermodal and port cutoffs are met.

Broader engagement in with the International Logistics team:

Support day-to-day problem analysis and decision-making;

Review physical flow set ups and opportunities to handle shipments more effectively;

Help identify, develop, prioritize and implement process and systems improvements;

Cross-train colleagues in container drayage and cross-train in other functions and roles;

Model LDC corporate and DNA values and behaviors;

Perform other duties as assigned


1-3 years of dispatching/intermodal experience

4 year degree preferred

Excellent communication skills

Experience reviewing intermodal invoices for corrections

Problem solving