Shipping Coordinator – Foss Park Ave, North Chicago, IL

Full time @WestRock posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Shipping Coordinator is responsible for organizing and managing the day to day logistical activities for shipping and receiving of the Plant facility. Responsibilities include ensuring

personnel operate efficiently and safely, maximizing loads while minimizing shipping costs, and coordinating with 3rd Party Logistics Companies to ensure on-time delivery of customer products and high customer satisfaction.

Major Job Responsibilities:

Business Excellence

Coordinate daily dispatch to ensure timely and cost-effective shipment methods
Plan and maintain weekly shipping schedule to ensure on-time pick and delivery of customer


Maintain record of counts, quantities and descriptions of inventory being shipped and received
Reconcile all load reports with Kiwi ESP to ensure accuracy of inventory being loaded and


Identify opportunities to maximize manufactured square footage (MSF) per trailer to increase

utilization of assets and increase cost savings

Review prior day shipping report to confirm shipment with dedicated carriers, customer pickups, and breakdown of MSF to identify opportunities to increase efficiency
Coordinate material staging, shipments, pick and pack order fulfillment, expired inventory

destruction, and raw and customer owned inventory

Maintain working knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations and general routes to

create time efficient shipping schedules

Review customer specifications to determine the most efficient carton size and pallet pricing
Utilize Kiwi application to track and confirm inbound and outbound loads to account for


People and Culture

Work collaboratively with Production to assess, manage, and prioritize customer requests to

ensure load planning accuracy, mitigate delays, and enable high customer satisfaction

Communicate production updates and delivery statuses with Customer Service and customers

to enable a positive customer experience

Ensure Shipping Clerks safely operate material handling equipment (e.g. forklift) and properly

adhere to all safety regulations and procedures

Coach and train Shipping employees on departmental procedures to enable performance


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