Shipping Coordinator Job Description

The shipping coordinator is responsible for preparing shipments for departure, tracking shipments, and communicating with customers, carriers, and steamship lines.

The shipping coordinator works with the shipping department managers and shipping clerks to arrange for shipments.

They must have extensive knowledge of various shipping methods used for all commodities.

They must be able to anticipate the needs of customers and carriers and anticipate problems before they occur.

The shipping coordinator monitors shipments and determines which freight carriers are best for each shipment.

They must also monitor and supervise the shipping clerks and handle all communication with the steamship lines.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Shipping Coordinator to join our team. The Shipping Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the shipping of our products to our customers. The Shipping Coordinator will work closely with our Sales and Operations teams to ensure that our products are shipped on time and in accordance with our customers' needs.

Shipping Coordinator Duties:

  • Evaluate and oversee shipping expenses for organizations
  • Administer materials, equipment, tools, and vehicles
  • Establish relationships with vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, and manufacturers
  • Create and maintain an efficient and organized shipping department
  • Coordinate shipping processes by monitoring shipments, tracking orders, and resolving issues
  • Follow innovative ideas and techniques to improve shipping processes
  • Coordinate shipping schedules, timelines, and resources

Shipping Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Handle shipping process and shipments by using software and procedures
  • Communicate with vendors about shipping requirements and orders, keep records of account information
  • Track deliveries, prepare paperwork, and prepare shippers’ manifests
  • Discuss with customers about shipping problems and issues
  • Assist in preparation of shipping documents, including bills of lading, freight bills, invoices, and packing lists
  • Ensure shipments arrive on time, place orders for new shipment needs
  • Coordinate with other team members in completing shipping tasks

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Proven experience in a warehouse/receiving or logistics role
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

At [Company Name], we value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We strongly encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also welcome veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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