Logistics Coordinator

Paramus, NJ
Full Time
Camerican International
Entry Level

Originally established in 1916, Camerican International is a leading US food importer to the retail, foodservice, chain restaurant, and manufacturing industries.  Camerican imports food products such as frozen and canned fruits, vegetables, seafood, and select specialty items from over 40 countries around the world. Camerican is headquartered in Paramus, NJ, with sales offices across the US. For more information, please visit us at www.camerican.com.


Camerican is seeking a proactive Logistics Coordinator to facilitate the supply chain process in the distribution of our goods with maximum efficiency. The ideal candidate is a team player who can work independently within broad guidelines and perform tasks in a timely manner. In summary, the position will monitor and coordinate daily activity of imported ocean containers into port, troubleshoot problem shipments, formulate solutions and notify appropriate stakeholders. This includes managing relationships to avoid fees, and recommending processes and concepts to improve efficiencies, cost savings and profitability.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Prepare custom entry files and support customs brokerage process
  • Manage and coordinate ocean freight release and port drayage from port to warehouse delivery locations
  • Provide early identification of problem shipments in order to communicate/resolve with stakeholders and coordinate/implement solutions
  • Ensure effective execution of defined processes such as confirming shipment ETA’s, reviewing routing, confirming shipping line, monitoring government agencies and port releases, and scheduling delivery appointments
  • Serve as a main point of contact for a cross-functional team, including sales, sales support, logistics and finance.
  • Review and check shipping documents for accuracy in order to avoid delay when making import into the US
  • Track and manage a large number of container shipments
  • Clearly communicate to the team any challenges on shipments including cargo delays, price variances, and document errors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in supply chain management or relevant field
  • 2 - 5 years of previous related experience; food import industry preferred
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and compliance requirements of FDA and US Customs
  • Understanding of cargo clearance and port procedures
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency in his or her work
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office; Excel advanced skills required
  • Ability to work independently, yet also be a team player

 

In addition to offering a competitive base salary and a performance-based bonus program, we are committed to providing our employees with comprehensive benefits that include a choice of benefit plans and levels of coverage to meet the needs of the employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefit options (Company contribution towards medical)
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Savings Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • Generous company match with immediate vesting upon enrollment in our 401(k)
  • Progressive PTO policy in addition to Company paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Educational Assistance program for both employees and their children
  • Employee engagement and recognition programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • Employee Wellness and Community Giving Initiatives
  • Company-sponsored celebrations and team building events

Camerican International, Inc. (a Gellert Global Group company) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce through application of its nondiscrimination policy. All employment decisions are conducted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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