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Transportation Coordinator

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Transportation Coordinator to manage our daily transportation operations. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the transportation of goods to ensure they arrive safely and on time. Your duties will include scheduling routes, tracking deliveries, overseeing drivers, ensuring compliance with safety and transportation regulations, and managing customer complaints. You will also be responsible for maintaining transportation vehicles and equipment, ensuring they are in good working condition. The ideal candidate is a problem solver who can work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. You should have excellent communication and leadership skills, and a strong understanding of logistics and supply chain management.

Responsibilities

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  • Plan and coordinate transportation operations.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and transportation regulations.
  • Track deliveries and ensure they arrive on time.
  • Manage customer complaints and resolve issues promptly.
  • Maintain transportation vehicles and equipment.
  • Oversee drivers and ensure they follow company policies.
  • Schedule routes and assign drivers to deliveries.
  • Monitor transportation costs and implement cost-saving strategies.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and customers to ensure smooth operations.
  • Prepare reports on transportation activities.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Transportation Coordinator or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of logistics and supply chain management.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks.
  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of transportation regulations and safety standards.
  • Proficiency in logistics software.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Valid driver's license.

Potential interview questions

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  • How do you handle high-pressure situations?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to resolve a customer complaint?
  • How do you ensure compliance with transportation regulations?
  • What strategies do you use to reduce transportation costs?
  • How do you manage and oversee drivers?