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AJC International: Logistics and Transportation Specialist
at AJC International
About AJC International:
AJC is a world leader in frozen and refrigerated food products, marketing poultry, pork, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruits around the globe. Our products and customers are located across more than 140 countries on six continents. Our multicultural workforce represents over 34 nationalities speaking more than 23 languages. For more than 40 years, we have focused on one goal — making our clients more successful. To learn more about AJC, visit our website at www.ajcfood.com
AJC is looking for a results-driven, dynamic and detail-oriented logistics professional to join our team in the role of Transportation Specialist. The Transportation Specialist will be responsible for daily interfaces between our internal customers and vendors. The position requires interaction with all functional departments of AJC, including 18 sales & operational regions, and over 75 outside vendors. The ideal candidate should have business acumen, extensive transportation industry knowledge, and should be a creative problem solver.
Including but not limited to:
-Analyze our booked business reports. Work with Operations and Sales Team teams to identify timeline for future shipments.
-Identify best routing for the execution of our shipments based on product readiness, freezers appointments, trucking and ocean carrier’s services availability.
-Request and administrate bookings with our ocean transportation vendors and distribute to the operations team accordingly.
-Interact with our surface transportation vendors, manage trucking capacity and assign them to our loads.
-Address daily tactical issues with our internal customers and transportation vendors.
-Identify opportunities to improve processes and performance. Offer ideas on how to implement positive changes.
-Identify core business and key destinations for each of our transportation vendors to make best match with our business.
-Rate requests, negotiations and management with our transportation vendors such as ocean carriers, rail, trucking, and drayage companies.
-Exceptional organizational skills
-High attention to detail
-Strong sense of urgency
-Ability to multitask & prioritize
-Able to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and via email.
-Able to work independently and with other team members.
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
-1 - 2 years of experience in ocean transportation.
-Knowledge of refrigerated transportation preferred.
-Advanced skills in MS Outlook and Excel and Oracle.
-The ideal candidate should be pro-active, positive, energetic, and able to work under pressure.
-Candidate is required to read, write, and, speak English fluently.
-Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, is preferred.
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