Duties / Accountabilities
Execute inbound and outbound transportation in a multi-modal environment.
Ensure all required domestic and international paperwork is accurately completed, filed and communicated to all necessary parties.
Generate and maintain database documenting all information relating to the import of shipments into Canada from international origins.
Work with freight service providers to book freight, maximize loads and develop solutions for freight cost reductions.
Ensure transit times align with required delivery dates.
Coordinate local cartage, courier and time critical shipments.
Coordinate resolution of delivery / receiving non conformance with Warehousing, Procurement and Suppliers.
Write / Update SOPs and training documents to ensure efficient and effective collaboration between Procurement, and Materials Control operations.
Review freight invoices and follow-up to resolve errors / omissions impacting timely payment.
Audit shipments created by suppliers and transportation partners including reviewing and maintaining records pertaining to storage and shipping instructions.
Ensures compliance with Regulatory Requirements including CBSA and Controlled Goods legislation.
Proactively use negotiation tactics to support logistics strategy.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders through professional and timely communications and inquiry responses.
Education and Experience
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated international and domestic logistics experience in a manufacturing environment.
University degree or diploma in Supply Chain Logistics.
Certified Customs Specialist (CCS), CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation or equivalent is an asset
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
Knowledge and background in Supply Chain which supports a manufacturing environment.
Familiarity with freight movement and Inco 2010 terms.
Knowledge of Less Thank Truck Load (LTL), Truck Load (TL), Less than Container Load (LCL) and Air operations.
Customs Compliance experience.
Previous use of tier 1 MRP and ERP software applications for purchasing and warehousing; experience with IFS and / or JD Edwards Enterprise One applications would be an asset.
Demonstration of exemplary business ethics, integrity and honesty in all situations.
Provide input for continuous improvement initiatives.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Advanced level computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Visio).
Ability to work effectively under highly demanding schedules with limited direction and prioritize work.
Strong customer service, communication, organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to build sound working relationships with co-workers and external contacts.