Universal Forest Products Transportation Specialist in Windsor, Colorado

Knowledge

  • Preferred bachelor degree in logistics or related discipline or equivalent
  • One to three years of experience working with flat bed carriers; experience as agent, broker, or load planner is preferred
  • One to three years of experience negotiating and managing rates with common carriers
  • Working knowledge on Microsoft office products
  • Working knowledge of standard DOT concepts, regulations, practices and procedures

Skills and abilities

  • Proficient in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking
  • Ability to clearly communicate directions and expectations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to set priorities, and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to communicate with management regarding people and equipment
  • Ability to multitask and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to pass a drug test

Conduct

  • Self-managing; works well under little supervision
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Be a team player and support the Company's goals
  • Conducts in a professional manner
  • Comfortable working in a fluid and dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in an open office environment
  • Ability to work under indirect supervision

  • Manages, communicates, and coordinates the movement of goods with internal and external transportation companies to meet service and cost expectations

  • Works with carriers, personnel, and systems to provide timely and accurate information to internal and external customers
  • Interacts effectively with management, sales, buyers, and production departments regarding costs, services, and industry capabilities
  • Organizes and schedules inbound and outbound loads within defined geographic region
  • Coordinates with buyers, sales, and production on carrier capacity, timing and costs
  • Reviews orders within the transportation and purchase order systems
  • Communicates load availability and capabilities with UFP plants for loads shipping via company equipment and drivers
  • Manages the routing of orders and tendering of freight to carriers with appropriate delivery instructions, consistent with customer requirements
  • Takes action upon all calls for tracing and/or expediting orders
  • Answers questions and resolves supplier and customer issues with UFP transportation providers
  • Assists in development of a qualified carrier base
  • Negotiates document and implement rates for transportation services
  • Maintains lane rate information while managing costs
  • Establishes expectations and review results for rates and service with primary carriers
  • Answers questions and resolves UFP buyer and sales transportation
  • Files and manages claims for any freight loss or damage through to resolution
  • Prepares reports and correspondence and other duties as required

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