Chester, VA
Full-time
Salary: $30,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year


POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a Logistics Coordinator for our Container Division, you will be working directly with customers and carriers regarding import and export shipments. The main goal is to maintain existing business while seeking out new opportunities for growth for our business.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities of the Logistics Coordinator include:

  • Majority of time spent tracking and tracing shipments to ensure on time delivery to our customers as well as managing port cut dates.

•Coordinate import and export loads for pickup and delivery
•Focusing on building carrier relationships to match customer lanes with available capacity
•Transitions account or may handle operational execution (sourcing carriers, negotiating rates, problem-solving, manage issues, and other tasks as required)

KEYS TO SUCCESS: The required qualifications for this position include:

  • Effective communication/negotiation skills
  • Competitive personality
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask
  • Team oriented
  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience. Previous import/export experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate shall possess a good character, the ability to work well in a fast paced environment, good telephone skills, high energy, and capable of managing multiple accounts. Good reasoning and logic, port related experience, negotiation skills, moderate computer skills, discipline, ability to be a self-starter, ability to multi-task. Will generally have one to four years of experience and be capable of completing all tasks with sufficient experience and skill to handle all but the most complex or significant assignments.

It is important that the candidate for this job understands that it is VHI Transport’s desire for individual development and to foster an environment of personal growth of individuals without direct supervision responsibilities.

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