International Drayage Coordinator in Memphis at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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Job Description

This position is a key member of the International Logistics team responsible for all day-to-day drayage commitment / service performance for interior and port international ocean bookings in five operating areas: Texas Gulf, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Manage and execute ocean container booking pickups to meet customer commitments and with 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 warehouses; Inventory and Sales Management for non-company/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
    • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor Degree with concentration in transportation, logistics and/or supply chain management preferred
  • Minimum five years' experience directly handling container drayage work within a midsize or larger organization.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows, specifically Excel.


Job Requirements

International Logistics Coordinator, Memphis, TN. Are you looking to advance your career with a stable and high growth potential company? Do you want to work for a company that was founded in Memphis and has grown to become global leader in the commodities market? Can you handle the day to day execution of dispatching trucks, source capacity, and track orders? Here's what we're looking for … • Are you team oriented? Can you support team members, team goals, and team expectations? • Are you self-directed with a high sense of urgency? • Do you have 3-5 years’ transportation experience? • Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree? A concentration in transportation / logistics is preferred. Does this opportunity excite you? Don’t wait! We fill roles like these quickly!