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Logistics Coordinator

Date Posted: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

Scope or Impact

• Purpose of this position is to provide coordination and scheduling between 3rd party truck carriers to ensure the constant supply of raw material to the Gerdau Whitby steel mill, Whitby 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.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

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

• Daily coordination with Gerdau yards & suppliers to determine available inventory with development of shipping routes and carrier allocations.

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

• 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.

• Develop logistics routing and create SAP freight tables for new Gerdau suppliers and 3rd party carriers. Includes Truck, Rail & Ocean.

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

• Be apt to occasional after-hours communication for customer service and scheduling including weekends as required for production.

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

• 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. Most projects are very large in scale representing annual freight expenditures from $50,000 to $1 million dollars.

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

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

• Develop and maintain logistics KPI data and department reports.

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

• Other duties as requested or required.


Experience/Education Requirements

• University Degree / College Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics or Business.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Strong software skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

• Good analytical and problem solving skills.

• Good interpersonal and presentation skills.

• Good negotiation skills.

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