Logistics Specialist

Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA Req #1936
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent.
 
Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.

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We are seeking a Logistics Specialist for our Plymouth, PA operations. This role develops and implements least-cost strategy for transportation and distribution of finished and unfinished products within the organization and customer market by performing the following duties:


Principal Responsibilities:
  • Secures transportation availability for all logistical needs.
  • Supports transportation functions during emergency situations. 
  • Follows standardized processes while performing dispatch duties for assigned locations.
  • Works with logistics team members to coordinate asset sharing and identify efficiencies.
  • Maintain rate databases and assist sales with quotes.
  • Develops working relationships with current and new carriers; understands and identifies advantages by engaging carrier strengths.
  • Reviews third party performance and carrier sourcing.
  • Facilitates communication between sales, customers and carriers as needed for successful, timely deliveries. 
  • Participates in business development and special projects.
  • Contributes to company transportation decisions; exploits cost-savings opportunities for transportation and logistics.  
  • Participates and contributes to company safety program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  

Qualifications:   
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience: 4 years' manufacturing logistics experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with carriers, customers service staff, drivers and vendors on daily basis
  • Ability to work as a team member under time constraints and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively and respond to groups of managers, clients, customers, and team members.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, database software, word processing software, and presentation software.

Employee Benefits:

As a Stella-Jones employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • The security of working for a company designated as an essential workplace
  • Comprehensive total benefits package with 3 medical plans to choose from
  • Several company-paid benefits including:
    • Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Access to a robust employee assistance program
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual bonus program opportunity
  • 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation and 9 holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Ability to purchase Company stock 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled



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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA