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Forward Air Logistics Coordinator in Groveport, Ohio

Position: Logistics Coordinator

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, Forward’s Carrier Management team is seeking a Logistics Coordinator. Forward is seeking self-motivated individuals to successfully oversee the on-time service performance and administration of our P&D vendor network. This role is responsible to ensure that shipments are picked up and delivered on time with the applicable data entry completed. It also handles issues occurring before, during and after service; determining if additional cost is justified or charges warranted with customer consultation. They may engage with Forward’s sales and operations forces to gain full resolution. The Logistics Coordinator also work with terminal personnel and management to resolve delays associated with the hand off between the vendor and Forward’s terminal.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Operate with integrity and a safety and service-centric mindset

  • Ensure the daily performance of Forward’s PU&D vendors meets company expectations

  • Ensure vendor and terminal understanding and accountability to meet Key Performance measures:

  • On-time service performance

  • Proof-of-service data within 30 minutes of service completion

  • Proof-of-Delivery images are made visible to customers by the following morning

  • Vendor invoicing is performed systematically within contractual guidelines

  • Ensure accessorial charges are denied or applied with proper judgement, documentation, accuracy and professionalism

  • Operate and oversee the PU&D assignment in a way that avoids claims

  • Professional communication

  • Perform basic math, typing, computer literacy and utilize multiple software applications

  • Initial search for lost freight

  • Use effective organization and multitasking skills to operate successfully in a fast paced environment

  • Contribute favorably to the team culture of teamwork, proactivity, urgency, and ownership

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Interest and aptitude for Logistics, Transportation, Customer Service and/or Leadership

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team

  • Ability to build positive and effective work relationships

  • Excellent verbal and written/email communication skills

  • Self-discipline

  • Multitasking ability in a fast-paced environment

  • Basic fluency in Microsoft applications such as Excel, 365, Word, Power Point

  • Effective Interpersonal skills

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Reliable attendance

Benefits:

  • Recession resistant

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package, including 401K match and Paid time off

  • Affordable, good quality health insurance

  • Opportunity to learn the industry and build a national network of professional connections

  • Skills training and experience attractive for numerous Promotional opportunities

  • Growth potential in a company with numerous verticals and the desire to promote from within

  • Desirable location and a welcoming environment

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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About Us

Since 1990, Forward Air has been a leading provider of ground transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited LTL market. We offer surface shipping on an accelerated “time-definite” basis, delivering cargo at a specific time, but under less time-sensitive situations – supplying you with a cost effective, reliable alternative to air transportation. We work with companies of all sizes to develop tangible advantages and build the best products to meet your specific needs. Forward Air presents to the wholesale transportation community (logistics companies, freight forwarders, integrated air cargo carriers, passenger/ cargo airlines, and non-traditional shippers), a single-source provider that can deliver more supply chain services and a superior menu of choices. Throughout the years we have added supplementary lines to our linehaul service, such as full truckload operations (Truckload Services), final-mile coverage (Complete® Cartage), and an Airline Logistics program, and we will continue to expand our services to meet the changing needs and growth of our customer base.

Forward Air is structured to optimize both savings and service to our customers. Direct partnerships with owner-operators and other surface transportation providers, enable us to remain cost-competitive. The Forward Air network is designed with over 90 facilities located at or near major U.S. and Canadian airports, 12 regional sort centers and over 300 beyond points (secondary airports provided through our Complete Cartage service), creating one of the most comprehensive linehaul networks in the industry.

Ranked 3rd in Newsweeks 2022 "Americas Most Trustworthy Companies (https://www.newsweek.com/americas-most-trustworthy-companies-2022/transport-logistics-packaging) " publication

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