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Logistics Coordinator

Location: Smithville, GA, United States

Job Function: Global Sourcing/PL&Ingredients/Trading

Req Number: 506

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ofi - make it realJob Description

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

Location: Smithville – Peanut Shelling

Department: Logistics
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



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 we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.


Position Summary


Reporting to the Logistics Manager, the Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating shipments internally and externally, corresponding with customers, and tracking shipments. The Logistics Coordinator will be highly organized, detail oriented, and capable of multi-tasking.


Position Responsibilities

  • Deliver superior customer service, with a focus on accuracy and timely responses.
  • Create orders and coordinate releases & shipments with internal shipping departments as well as external, 3rd party warehouse locations.
  • Coordinate shipments to correspond to customer contracts (quantity and time frame).
    • Create sales orders and outbound deliveries for next day shipments.
  • Maintain an understanding of customer specifications and requirements.
  • Develop an understanding of governmental requirements regarding the inspection and testing of peanuts and be able to use this knowledge in matching documentation to available inventory for customer orders.
    • Enter production in SAP
    • Print lab and match certificate to lot paperwork
    • Save all documents in traffic folder
  • Understand and maintain a working knowledge of the domestic and export transportation modes and processes.  Ensure that proper documentation is available and provided for each shipment.
  • Process shipment documentation accurately and efficiently to allow for timely invoicing.
    • Process current day outbound deliveries, post, scan and save in customer folder
  • Track shipment and provide updates to multiple stakeholders as needed.
    • Maintain shipment spreadsheet in traffic folder.
  • Coordinate inventory movement and warehouse space utilization as cost-efficient as possible.
  • Handle and coordinate customer claims, returns, etc.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all key stakeholders in the supply chain (plant shelling operations, quality & food safety, customer logistics coordinators, internal warehousing and shipping, 3rd party warehouses, etc.).

          Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School diploma required
  • One – two (1 – 2) years’ experience in Customer Service, freight and/or logistics
  • Familiarity with the peanuts or food industry preferred
  • Ability to multitask, attention to details and excellent communication skills required
  • Strong understanding and ability with computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. 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.