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Specialist, Transportation

Location: Groveport, Ohio Brand: Shiseido Date: 11/17/2021

The Distribution Center (DC) Transportation Specialist is responsible for owning the relationships amongst DC departments, customers/vendors and freight carriers to ensure the timely movement of international and domestic freight while driving down the company’s costs to support these deliveries.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage all DC departments, customers, freight forwarders and carriers in establishing and maintaining processes. 
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with all key forwarder personnel at origin and destination points to insure timely movement and delivery of freight. 
  • Monitor service levels and delivery dates and follow through with forwarder contacts on all issues that may occur through to resolution. 
  • Provide updates to relevant internal and external customers.
  • Manage processes directly with customers/vendors who are shipping both internationally and domestically. 
  • Help ensure customer/vendor shipping compliancy and meet shipping/delivery windows. 
  • Insure compliant hazmat shipping. 
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with key customer/vendor personnel. 
  • Review and create required domestic and international shipping documents as needed. 
  • Provide HTS classifications as needed. 
  • Communicate and monitor cutoff dates/times to meet scheduled departures and support deliver by dates. 
  • Provide updates to relevant internal customers of any issues that may arise (production delays, transit delays, etc.)
  • Support Customs Compliance Manager to take full advantage of customs programs that Shiseido may be eligible for (duty drawback, NAFTA, free trade agreements). 
  • Communicate with shipping vendors to maximize usage of shipping space in order to minimize freight costs. 
  • Review pallet configurations and container load patterns.  

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • AA degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Have knowledge of import and export regulations.
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at a high level at one time. 
  • Able to reprioritize quickly with minimal drop-off in performance and still meet deadlines.
  • Anticipate problems before they occur and react accordingly. 
  • Identify resources and communicate effectively any ideas, directions and questions.
  • Follow up on tasks through to completion. 
  • Analyze situations in detail, gather relevant information and act decisively.
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Able to interact effectively with personnel within the department and other departments that impact or are impacted by the Traffic department.
  • Know the importance of providing excellent customer service.  Ability to identify who the customer is – end customer, vendors, stores, other internal departments, etc. and doing whatever it takes to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Enthusiastic about company and personal growth.  Willingness to take on new responsibilities.
  • Technical skills – Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and internet navigation.  Experience with order management and warehouse management systems.
  • 5 years plus of progressive and related experience in international shipping coordination, document generation, international routing analysis and development in a freight forwarder environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic and international transportation options and relative pricing.
Job ID: 8505 Category: Distribution

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