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Scrap Freight Coordinator

Date Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Location: Jackson, TN, US, 38305

Company: Gerdau

About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.


Job Description

This position is responsible for coordinating and scheduling between Gerdau Trailers/Haulers and other 3rd party truck carriers to ensure the constant supply of raw material to the mill, shredder, as well as external shipments to vendors. Required to coordinate with the Gerdau commercial department to determine material demands and develop strategies to secure supply. Position involves a high level of organization, attention to detail and ability to problem solve in an ever-changing dynamic environment while providing excellent customer service.


Duties & Responsibilities


1. Responsible for booking and scheduling all internal and/or 3rd party trucks on a daily basis to meet the requirements of mill, shredder and external vendors.

2. Daily coordination with Gerdau scales, scrap yard, shredder & suppliers to determine available inventory with development of shipping routes and carrier allocations.

3. Strategic planning of raw material supply and logistics to streamline current processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and functionality.

4. Manage the relationship between Gerdau and our logistics carriers to resolve disputes, motivate and persuade positive changes, and ensure a beneficial working relationship between all parties.

5. Monitor all Gerdau SAP vendor contracts to ensure fulfilment in accordance with contract terms and delivery timeline commitments.

6.Source new carriers, negotiate rates, and present proposals outlining benefits and opportunities to logistics management.

7. Communicating logistics and operational changes on behalf of Gerdau to all relevant parties. (Mill, Yard, Shredder, External suppliers) Participate in carrier meetings to discuss bid proposals and negotiate service terms and freight rates.

8. Performs regular audits on carrier billing as well as internal system freight rate tables to ensure correct freight charges and applicable surcharges.

9. Administers corporate policies and safety requirements for all 3rd party carriers as well as annual training programs and new carrier setups.

10. Develop and maintain logistics KPI data and department reports as required.

11.Conduct and participate in operational meetings with Gerdau carriers and staff to review and resolve logistics related issues and implement opportunities for improvement.  


The Individual


  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Knowledge and use of procedures related to scrap receiving, freight, storage, and transfer.
  • High level of computer proficiency, software & computer applications absolutely essential for this position including Excel applications and preferably SAP.
  • Able to perform and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail especially as it relates to spreadsheets, data-entry, data analysis, numbers, inventory management, etc.
  • Requires strong analytical & troubleshooting skills as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Previous experience performing data-entry, data analysis, inventory control, freight management, report preparation and accounting/bookkeeping related activities preferred.


Salary & Benefits


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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