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Logistics Coordinator

Company: Whataburger Restaurants Lp.
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Logistics Coordinator (00043723) Job Description Description Summary Description: This position coordinates inbound and outbound deliveries of freight for food and non-food products into designated warehouses. Works with third party distributors as necessary to protect supply chain and actual demand. Supports Logistics Management by helping source carriers. Serves as primary liaison between suppliers, Retail procurement, distribution center shipping, receiving, logistics and Restaurant units.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regulates distribution and logistics of material and finished products to/from distributions centers, suppliers and restaurants. Reviews freight purchase orders to sort/send supply to meet actual demand. -
  • Validates compliance and ensures due diligence for shipments which have an extra layer of complexity requiring further coordination (food handling, truck temperatures, food security/recalls handling).
  • Utilizes expertise in logistics to ensure ample supplies are sufficient to meet demands. Forecasts disruptions to deliveries, escalates freight delays due to weather catastrophes, transportation safety, etc. to Management.
  • Act as a facilitator for carrier problem resolution in regard to shipper, consignee, or transportation matters and/or other business issues.
  • Coordinates distribution and logistics activities, Request for Proposals (RFPs), contract administration, hard and electronic filing by department.
  • Monitors service provider's, large carrier's, logistics provider's and third party distributors' weekly service level reports to ensure that company and customer service requirements are being met.
  • Negotiates freight costs for food and non-food categories, conducts cost analyses, makes recommendations which identify service and cost improvement opportunities/processes.
  • Maintains relationships with suppliers and conducts on-going supplier assessments to observe supplier ability to meet capacity and process needs. Improves efficiency by utilizing fewer carriers through relationship-building.
  • Aides in the reconciliation of bill of lading, receipt discrepancies and/or invoice discrepancies. Takes action matters of the department in routine and billing matters.
  • Ensures proper logistics flows are adhered to throughout the shipping/receiving process according to food and non-food handling protocols. -
  • Aids others in providing over-the-phone geographical directions leading to distribution centers, adapting to challenges, guiding communications between drivers and warehouses in a constantly changing environment.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION: -
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required -EXPERIENCE:
      • Experience in contributing to the management of projects is preferred
      • Experience preferably in Food or Distribution Industry
      • 6+ months experience preferably in Food or Distribution industry -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
        • Knowledgeable in supply chain, transportation, accounting, business administration, finance, etc. preferred -
        • Skilled in resolving and handling Customer / Supplier requests & issues
        • Ability to proactively execute high volume of daily logistics tasks
        • Highly proficient in collaborating and communicating with diverse teams in a fast-paced, tech-driven multi-state operational environment
        • Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal laws relating to transportation -
        • Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Visio (as applicable)
        • Proficiency in JD Edwards (as applicable)
        • Ability to work in a team environment
        • Basic professional or theoretical knowledge and fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization in the execution of assigned duties and responsibilities -
        • Basic understanding of budgetary concepts and procedures -
        • Basic understanding of departmental structure and policies with a basic understanding of the cross- functional structure and policies of Whataburger Restaurants LLC
        • Basic ability to delegate tasks and get work done through others -WORKING CONDITIONS/TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
          • Expected to work the necessary time to satisfactorily fulfill job responsibilities
          • Must be able to report to work timely and as required by operational/business needs
          • Must be able to work a full-time schedule and work outside of normal business hours when necessary
          • Must be able to travel occasionally both locally and long distances (including air travel), to worksites, meeting sites, and other locations
          • Must possess a valid driver's license, submit to releasing a Motor Vehicle Record that adheres to the Whataburger standards and maintain current automobile liability at minimum levels in their state of residence

Keywords: Whataburger Restaurants Lp., San Antonio , Logistics Coordinator, Professions , San Antonio, Texas

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