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Logistics Specialist

Company: CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Location: Reading
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:Principal Purpose of Position: The Logistics Specialist is responsible to support the Global Logistics program at Carpenter Technology Corporation. The qualified candidate will be an energetic person, ready to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment and will have assignments that can be moderately complex in nature. They will coordinate and monitor company materials as they move through the global logistics life cycle, utilizing various business tools to optimize shipping and transport processes. Responsibilities include processing export orders; responding to inquiries originating from different internal/external parties; booking and management of logistics services and providing support to global clients. The ideal candidate is independent, self-motivated and organized. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills as well as effective problem-solving skills. Development of positive working relationships through proactive service is equally as essential in order to be successful within our organization. Responsibilities include: * Maintain a safe and organized work environment * Manage the daily freight operations which includes communications with internal and external customers, service providers, customer service, and manufacturing * Establish and maintain good working relationships with freight forwarder and transportation companies * Identify, lead, and participate in continuous improvement projects * Manage product and logistics suppliers to fulfill Carpenter Technology's supply chain needs * Effectively resolve problems by utilizing internal and external resources and by determining best course of action * Run daily planning meetings to review ship dates, back-orders, and resolve any challenges preventing orders from shipping * Create monthly vendor forecasts and carrier allocation plans in order to optimize transportation flows while managing costs * Manage carrier performance data to ensure compliance with service level agreements * Periodically audit international documentation for accuracy and compliance * Provide the highest quality of customer support while developing time sensitive and cost-effective routings/quotations * Build relationships with customers, offices, overseas and domestic agents, and service providers * Analyze transportation methods and procedures to provide cost effective service and timely delivery of product * Secure competitive freight rates to support Carpenter Technology shipping operations * Use/Apply data mining techniques and analysis to provide proactive and timely information to support management in the decision-making processes * Create reports on transportation cost trends, carrier utilization and effectiveness, develop and monitor reports for freight and logistics cost drivers * Maintain a clear understanding of best practices both internally and externally for continuous process improvement in the Logistics Department * Develop internal policies and procedures * Maintain communication with vendors, buyers, Customs, custom broker, forwarder and steamship lines, along with internal and external customers to enhance productivity, compliance and relations for business accuracy * Negotiation of spot rates * Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned KNOW-HOW Education and/or Training: * Bachelor's Degree Required * Minimum of 2 years managerial or supervisory experience. * Prior work experience in logistics/freight forwarding industry is preferred but not necessary * Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel * Detailed oriented, analytical and able to multitask * Must work well individually and as part of a team * Strong inter-departmental communication skills * Proactive problem identification and solving skills * Keen attention to detail * Thrives in a fast paced environment * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks Relevant Work Experience: * 1 - 2 years of experience in international logistics and domestic transportation is a plus but not a must. Planning/Organizing/Managerial Knowledge: Problem Solving: Solves a range of problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures. Customer Focus: Responds to non-standard requests from customers; investigates with assistance from others as needed. Decision Making: Works with moderate guidance in own area of knowledge. Other: Ability to work in a customer driven environment. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and make appropriate decisions. Ability to think independently Ability to think creatively Ability to operate a computer workstation. Ability to work under frequently changing priorities. Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of contacts, vendors, and departments required (internal and external customers). Individual must be detail oriented. Problem solving skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Abi Associated topics: director, generalist, lead, logistics, supervisor, supply chain, rep, representative, warehouse analyst, warehouse specialist

Keywords: CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Reading , Logistics Specialist, Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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