A logistics coordinator works in a warehouse, factory, or large stockroom and oversees the scheduling, shipping and receiving, as well as inventory tracking for a mid to large-sized company. The job description of a logistics coordinator involves strong managerial and leadership skills, an excellence sense of organization and strategic planning, and a keen attention to detail.
A logistics coordinator oversees the daily activity of shipping and receiving specialists, warehouse workers, and inventory clerks, ensuring that all products are delivered to customers on time, all inventory is accounted for, and that supplies are replenished regularly.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Logistics Coordinator
- Delegates assignments to warehouse and inventory clerks.
- Ensures that all subordinate employees work efficiently.
- Accepts and signs for deliveries to the warehouse, factory, or stockroom.
- Assists in unloading new supplies.
- Organized inventory around the warehouse.
- Supervises use of heavy machinery such as forklifts or conveyor belts used to transport products.
- Tracks all store or company inventory.
- Uses computerized inventory software to maintain records of all products and supplies.
- Ensures that sales records line up with physical inventory.
- Oversees the processing of customer orders.
- Reviews all shipping labels and packaging to ensure that they meet federal regulations.
- Ensures that all orders are delivered to customers in a timely fashion.
- Addresses and resolves any issues with delayed shipments.
- Orders supplies to replenish inventory as needed.
- Maintains and manages delivery schedule.
- Ensures that all expenditures stay within company budget.
- Ensures that all shipping and ordering deadlines are met.
- Serves as point of contact for major distributors.
- Reports any problems, issues, and losses to company manager.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrates strong leadership qualities.
- Pays close attention to detail.
- Manages time effectively.
- Possesses awareness of warehouse and equipment safety procedures.
- Possesses specific knowledge of the range of company products and services.
- Communicates instructions clearly and effectively.
- Exhibits knowledge of state and federal regulations for importing and exporting goods.
- Works well with a team.
- Possesses physical strength necessary to lift and move heavy boxes of supplies.
- Demonstrates proficiency in use of inventory software and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Is capable of reading and interpreting inventory and sales reports.
- Exhibits excellent organizational and strategic planning abilities.
- Demonstrates solid problem-solving and analytical skills.
Background and Experience
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Previous warehouse and inventory work experience required.
- The majority of working hours will be spent in the warehouse or stockroom warehouse setting overseeing shipments and deliveries.
- Time may also be spent on the sales floor.
- Some local travel to distribution locations or satellite stores may be required.
- Moderate to heavy physical activity such as lifting and walking is required on a daily basis.
- The average salary for a logistics coordinator ranges from $32,000-$39,000 per year.
- The highest paid individuals with the most experience can make up to $68,000 per year.