Transportation Coordinator (Contract)

KIK Custom Products - Vaughan, ON (7 months ago)

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COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America.

SUMMARY: The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for routing incoming and outgoing communication regarding freight shipments and transportation needs for the different business units. This position is to support transportation planners and customer service queries by answering and transferring phone calls and recording and relaying phone messages. Coordinators also process shipping and receiving reports by entering data into spreadsheets and electronic databases. Other freight coordinator duties include stocking office equipment and supplies, filing freight and transportation documentation, distributing and sending out office shipments and helping source documentation needed to expedite service provider payment.

Provision of transportation services for KIK including load planning, scheduling, routing and ensuring all customer expectations are met.
Collaborate with carriers, personnel, and systems to provide timely and accurate information to internal and external customers.
Manage the routing of orders and tendering of freight to carriers with appropriate delivery instructions, consistent with customer requirements
Take ownership and act upon all requests for tracing and/or expediting of orders or transportation.
Answer questions and resolves supplier and customer issues with transportation providers.
Interfaces with large retailer web sites to meet our customers’ requirements for transportation scheduling.
Assist with initiatives to generate cost savings, cost avoidance and/or service improvements to KIK’s transportation network.
Other duties as required.
Minimum of 2 years of job experience in similar role.
2 years of logistics experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
Requires a thorough knowledge of the freight industry, including LTL, T/L, parcel, and expedited shipments.
Excellent Computer Skills including proficiency in MS Office.
DOT Hazardous Material Shipping experience preferred
Ability to plan, think ahead, and prepare action plans to achieve results.
Requires creative problem solving skills and strong analytical abilities.
Requires strong interpersonal, facilitation, and organizational skills.
Team player.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Organized and goal oriented.
Self-motivated and hard working.
Dependable, reliable, and on time.

A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.

Accommodation is available upon request.