Logistics Coordinator

JOB FUNCTION: Manufacturing & Logistics
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
COMPENSATION: $45k - $60k
POSTED: Jun 15, 2022

Our client is an Iselin, NJ-based specialty food product distributor. They were founded nearly 100 years ago, and has grown to service its customers in over 60 countries. The company has a national presence in the foodservice, retail, and industrial channels as well as international sales in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. They are currently seeking a Logistics Coordinator to join their team.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$45k – $60k

Position Overview:

The Logistics Coordinator, prepares, routes, and manages the company’s purchase orders. Their main duties include reviewing shipment materials before distributions, collaborating with transportation systems to ensure prompt shipment pick-ups, and monitoring shipment costs and productivity processes.

Responsibilities of the Logistics Coordinator:

  • Coordinate and organize shipments from the main office to maintain the correct level of stock and maintain a good flow of product
  • Keep the correct flow of documents with the supplier (main office), broker, and warehouse for each importation
  • Perform data entry for inventory, shipping and receiving Work closely with the Supply Chain Planner in the US and the Supply Chain Coordinators in France to maintain an adequate level of stock in the US
  • Review freight costs, transportation rates, and the price margins of products to keep costs down where possible
  • Help manage (3) 3PL warehouses, by checking their invoices against the contracts and reduce damages
  • Perform month-end reconciliation of inventory and general ledger accounts
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports relating to inventory status and balances
  • Prepare and organize shipments of product samples to customers
  • When necessary, organize exportation to adjacent countries (e.g. Mexico, and Canada)
  • Utilize computer systems to enter orders, track orders, check inventory, and problem solve
  • Obtain information, observe, receive from all relevant sources
  • Make note of this information and commit to memory
  • Make decisions and solve problems by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution
  • Document/record information and maintaining information in written or electronic form
  • Understand all shipping and returns
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the management

Qualifications of the Logistics Coordinator:

  • 2 – 5 years of customer service experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • Working knowledge of sage 300 software is a plus
  • Active listening to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing
  • Managing files and records, designing fort, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Mathematics knowledge
  • Neat appearance and pleasant phone manner is also required

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


  • Full medical, dental, and vision
  • 15 PTO days
  • 401k plan with a safe harbor match
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 110854