Logistics Specialist

Job Locations CA-ON-Brampton
ID
2022-2051
Category
Supply Chain
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Identification

Job Title: Logistics Specialist

Job Function: Supply Chain Management

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Sales Marketing and Operations

Job Purpose

The Logistics Specialist provides contract support for assigned teams and works with the team to support prime agreements, including the preparation, review, and organization of prime agreement files. The Logistics Specialist will be responsible for the ongoing administration and monitoring of prime agreements that will facilitate the availability of accurate records for management and team members. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading contract negotiations and term agreements and working with parties to address concerns and resolve disputes
  • Developing condition for bids, cost analysis, proposals, and contracts
  • Ensuring contracts and other documents comply with relevant regulations, laws, and industry standards
  • Managing the bidding process between contractors and suppliers to secure the best offers
  • Coordinating contractual issues with a company's procurement and legal teams
  • Ensuring contracts are reviewed and renewed before expiration dates
  • Maintaining records and filing systems for future reference on existing and new contracts, bids, and proposals
  • Assisting in maintaining SOPs with 3PL companies
  • Conducting cost analysis of several transportation companies for inbound and outbound shipments to select the most cost-effective option
  • Conducting cost analysis of 3PL companies for storage and inventory handling's to select the most cost-effective option
  • Assisting in the bidding process, rates and tariff negotiations, shipping lines, customs brokers, couriers, and drayage companies to select the most optimized vendors in cost and service
  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining communication with 3PL companies, suppliers, trucking companies, customs brokers, sales forces, and customers involved in the logistics and transportation
  • Preparing and presenting logistics and transportation cost analysis and reports regularly and if needed, assisting with logistics and transportation budget preparation and administrator
  • Any other duties/responsibilities may be assigned by management

Level of Accountabilities

Professional, individual contributor level position with impact on business-based decision making

Core Competencies

  • Advanced computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, MS Outlook)
  • Knowledge of SAP

Qualifications

  • University Degree or College Diploma required in Supply Chain Business Administration or other related disciplines
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a related field
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong understanding of legal and contractual language
  • Effective and clear communication, both written and spoken
  • Strong liaising and networking skills
  • Self-motivated, confident, energetic, and creative with good initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Accuracy, follow-through, and fine attention to detail, especially with writing and editing 
  • Ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently, and process excellent communication, organizational, and creative-thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities

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