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Logistics Specialist in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description

Import Logistics Specialist

Summary: Responsible for the assistance of international ocean container freight delivery. Manages the tracking and follow through of all daily activity in planning and all domestic functions in dynamic ocean container freight supply chain. Work with freight forwarder, client buying teams, and carriers to organize the timely booking and delivery of containers to company distribution centers. Provides the support to Logistics Manger throughout all facets of the supply chain and ensuring a constant follow through to the procurement of stock to designated distribution centers with a high sense of urgency.

Essential Functions: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Manage international freight process from port of discharge to delivery
  • Utilize freight forwarder booking database to monitor and track shipments
  • Communicate with freight forwarder to ensure CFS, Customs, and freight are released in a timely manner
  • Ensure delivery orders and carriers have been assigned for all freight
  • Utilize the carrier's tracking system to monitor shipments
  • Determine if freight is moving in a timely manner through the supply chain and able to problem solve issues immediately
  • Confirm all points of release have been completed
  • Confirm all containers are picked up and empty equipment are returned within allowed free time
  • Provide consistent and accurate information on the movement and delivery status of freight to PRPG team
  • Assist PRPG team with any logistics related questions
  • Respond to email and phone inquiries in a timely manner


  • 2-4 years background in freight logistics
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to strategize, develop and install sustainable processes
  • Knowledge of ocean container transportation terminology and supply chain protocols
  • Data entry accuracy and ability to work with large amount of data and detail
  • High sense of urgency with the ability to resolve issues promptly
  • Ability to quickly move from task to task in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Ability to quickly identify problems and implement and/or propose solutions
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and follow through skills