DESCRIPTION Dixie Pulp & Paper, Inc. seeks a Logistics Representative at its Home Office located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Logistics Representative enhances Dixie Pulp & Paper’s supply chain by developing relationships to promote better service and cost results. This position will report to the Logistics Manager. RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Communicate and coordinate with freight vendors and Customer Service with the goal of securing capacity.
Negotiate and review rates with carriers to preserve favorable status for Dixie and keep costs down where possible
Handle and resolve all verbal and written correspondence timely, professionally and with a respectful, caring and responsive attitude. This includes phone calls, emails, memos, letters, spreadsheets, BOLs, etc.
Inspect and analyze shipment documents and correspondence for accuracy and follow up needed
Record details of all shipment transactions, inquiries, comments, complaints and actions taken
Communicate to Logistics Manager suggested changes needed to freight vendor databases
Source new freight vendors for existing business needs
Work independently or in collaboration with others with determination and perseverance while exercising sound judgment with flexibility to complete work in an accurate and thorough manner
Utilize computer and various software packages (cieTrade, Excel, Word, Outlook) to complete daily responsibilities
3 to 5 years office work experience in a logistics-related industry preferred
Strong decision making and analytical abilities
Strong detail orientation and communication/listening skills
Strong organizational skills to manage workflow
Has a pleasant, patient, friendly and can-do attitude
Paper background is a plus
Competitive base salary commensurate on experience
Benefits include Health Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Profit Sharing Plan, 401K
All qualified candidates must be able to pass drug and background screens.