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Logistics Coordinator II

Location: Stamford, CT, United States

Job Function: Global Sourcing/PL&Ingredients/Trading

Req Number: 347

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Description

We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable, and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious, and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever were with, whatever were doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Logistics Director (Commercial Coffee), the Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring timely deliveries for all assigned sales contracts. The ideal candidate should be highly organized, detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking. This is a significantly important role, and the candidate is expected to exercise discretion and judgment in managing the day-to-day business on customer accounts. The individual has authority to make independent decisions on matters which affect the overall business. The incumbent must develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met. This position will work to maintain positive relationships with vendors and customers ensuring success for the ofi coffee team.
Position Responsibilities
  • Manage all aspects of customer sales contract fulfillment including contract review, credit standing, product sampling, on-time deliveries, freight coordination, freight pricing, and warehouse coordination to ensure order fulfillment with specified timeframes.
  • Initiate container shipments from over twenty ofi controlled coffee origins.
  • Manage logistics related direct costs choosing the right third-party service providers and actively manage the supply chain.
  • Assist traders in creating budgets for shipments and ensure it is properly adhered to.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and plan future shipments and deliveries to anticipate customers needs.
  • Clear and deliver inbound cargo; Prepare customs entries and inbound delivery orders.
  • Ensure payments to ocean carriers are receives and cargo is cleared of customs holds.
  • Arrange releases from warehouses for delivery to customers.
  • Create outbound delivery orders and invoices for releases.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with origins, customers, and vendors.
  • Maintain positive relationships with the largest roasters in the USA and Canada.
  • Liaison with third party warehouses for product entry, storage, and delivery.
  • Manage customer claims for shortages or losses. Resolve concerns and address issues promptly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements:
  • High School Diploma Required. Bachelors Degree in business or logistics preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.
  • 3 (three) years of experience in customer service, freight management, or logistics is required.
  • Direct experience importing or exporting shipping containers is required.
  • Familiarity with the coffee or food industry is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of incoterms and documentary presentation is required.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask and meet multiple competing demands is required.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office is required.
  • Experience using enterprise level ERP/CTRM systems highly preferred.
Note: Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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