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Freight Coordinator

Company: UNFI
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible for the logistical coordination of all purchase orders applying to the assigned lanes, consolidation distribution centers, and carriers for this position. This position acts as the single point of contact between UNFI Replenishment, UNFI Operations, and 3PL Partners (Carriers) to achieve the highest quality of logistics performance and service level expectations at the optimal cost. This includes all coordination and communication from product pick up to final destination while balancing freight costs, monitoring transit times, and internal operations schedules.
Track key performance indicators including vendor transit time, vendor out of stocks, carrier delays/detention, volume and capacity.
Reviews freight costs to determine best cost to service solution from current carrier portfolio.
Reviews and adjusts freight lanes with replenishment to ensure weight and cube capabilities are maximized.
Monitor and communicate needed adjustments for the scheduled transfer of frozen, perishable and dry product to destination warehouse
Can fluently navigate crossdock, LTL, FTL, IMD and backhaul lanes with an understanding of the performance expectations within each.
Provide additional assistance with projects and other items to be assigned periodically.
Able to articulate and present service/expense development work by supplier to management and other coordinators professionally, and accurately.
Leads supplier/carrier meetings relative to onboarding, operational planning, and performance.
Consistent mastery exhibition of Freight Coordinator I & II essential functions and basic duties.
Other duties as assigned--
Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)
Associate's degree and/or equivalent related experience
Minimum two years related experience
Previous purchasing / logistics / transportation experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office product applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Familiar with applicable Warehouse Management Systems functions, and Transportation Management Systems.
Skills/ Abilities:
Excellent working relationships and coordination with internal and external business partners
Efficient service level, on time metrics and Freight Cost metrics
Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and phone etiquette
Ability to prioritize multiple request and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy and timeliness
Core understanding of the Master Scheduling teams role in the Supply Chain.--
Some travel may be required
Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment
Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.--
Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws.-- The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Additional Information
Company Name: United Natural Foods
Additional Locations:
United States of America, California, Rocklin; United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence; United States of America, Virginia, Mechanicsville
Schedule: Full-time
Work Indicator: Remote
Pay Range: $41300.00 - $72300.00 Annually ($19.86 - $34.76 Hourly)
Compensation:UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position. Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws.Benefits:For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington),Click HEREfor Washington-specific paid time off details.Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs: Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. Sales Positions Only: For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate s first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $1,000 per week. After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary. UNFI s commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors.UNFI s compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company s sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum.

Keywords: UNFI, Eden Prairie , Freight Coordinator, Professions , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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