LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP building Products) - Nashville, TN

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JOB PURPOSE:
To coordinate the day-to-day logistics activities for inbound and outbound transportation; to coordinate payment, collections, and cost containment activities within the Logistics function; to coordinate and maintain off-site inventory activities to assure adherence to all policies and procedures; assist with Planning and maintenance of Risk Management policies

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, coordinate and dispatch truck and rail freight for various production and offsite locations

Prioritize, communicate and provide administrative support to ensure that orders meet commitments

Proactively resolve day-to-day issues that may impact internal or external customers

Ensure shipments are in compliance with all safety and environmental rules and regulations and company policies

Audit freight payables information and provide supporting documentation

Input freight rates and assist with database maintenance

Ensure compliance with DOT and AAR regulations

Lead rate request process including negotiation of rates

Provide back up support for other logistics coordinators and team members

Damage and claims facilitation and support

Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations

Perform other duties as necessary

Coordinate inventory management at consignment locations by processing reports, reconciling inventory, problem resolution, repurchases, and possible product buybacks.

Ensure accurate tracking of inbound and outbound inventory

Participate in establishing and adherence to Vendor Management Inventory (VMI) policies and procedures, including Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate requirements

Report and balance all inventory levels weekly while assuring timely and accurate invoicing

Audit invoicing and damage claims issues and take corrective action as necessary to resolve discrepancies.

Coordinate vendor payment processing

Support sales staff in maintaining appropriate inventory levels per the requirements of the customer

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge rail, and truck transport shipping environment

Basic knowledge of logistics and transportation principles

Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of basic accounting principals

Demonstrated knowledge of Inventory Management methods

Ability to manage multiple priorities

Basic project management and prioritization skills

Demonstrated organizational, negotiation, and customer service skills

Ability to operate a computer and supporting software, including AS400

EDUCATION:
Associates degree in Business or related field desirable

EXPERIENCE:
2+ years’ previous logistics transportation experience

Load planning or dispatching, customer service, and driver support experience

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Office Environment

Occasional travel required