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Senior Inbound Freight Coordinator in Manchester, CT at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With tens of thousands of ocean moves per year to Bob’s facilities in the USA to support our ever growing and famous furniture stores – this position greatly supports the efficient inbound move of all these containers to final distribution center destinations. This includes dealing with our overseas global factories as well as US Customs and associated agencies. Focus area for this position is centered more on the final inbound processes when the ocean shipment hit the US ports.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Director in building the Customs Compliance Dept
    • Monitor Customs clearances for all inbound shipments.
    • Create problem logs, clearance time spreadsheets, mpf cost savings studies.
  • Help maintain and further develop Bob’s SOP’s managing Customs Compliance.
    • As directed by US Customs – maintain and update Bob’s Customs Compliance Manual.
    • Help train needed areas(ie., Buyers) on Customs requirements and areas of risk.
    • Help create process flows to determine any gaps, effort duplication, incorrect parameters in the logistics processes.
  • Support BDF’s participation in Customs C-TPAT program(supply chain security).
    • Help maintain C-TPAT data(factory partners, carriers, truckers, DC’s) via their web portal.
    • Understand and keep updated Bob’s own security requirements for C-TPAT – make sure they are aligned to ensure cost effective processes.
  • Help support DC container flow and yard management figures to keep drayage costs low while still helping to support cost effective inventory levels to ensure Bob’s Customer demands are met.
    • Monitor Demurrage, detention costs by working closely with Bob’s Dray partners and the DC’s.
  • Ensuring external transportation providers expectations are clearly communicated, measured and met
  •  Maintaining freight information in internal systems including generating reports.
  •  Dealing with shipping issues, minimizing extra expenses and ensure best practices are followed.
  • Support entire Inbound Logistics Dept .by promoting  better communication and collaboration with other BDF Logistics ‘Customer’ areas(ie., Replenishment, DC’s, Buyers, etc) which will help Bob’s culture positively overall and thus will remain a great place to work.

Competencies

  • Past working knowledge in Logistics– ie., Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Ocean/air Carriers, Trucking, Distribution.
  • Driven individual with the ability to follow up daily on issues and problems until resolved and to document the histories.
  • Flexibility to manage and work on different tasks in an ever changing global environment.

Supervisory Responsibility

Not Applicable.

Work Environment

Position resides at Bobs’ Headquarters in Manchester, CT.

High level of collaboration with Bobs’ areas at the home office as well as the various Distribution Centers. Constant phone , email and report monitoring communication with Bob’s Customs Brokers and Dray partners. Use of video and web conferences required.

Physical Demands

Standard office work environment type demand-sitting, typing with some domestic travel.

Expected Hours of Work and Travel

40 hours per week being flexible ontime each day due to nature of global communication and dealing with different time zones.

Travel domestically 2 – 4 times per year visiting, ports, Customs partners and Distribution Centers.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-4 years previous experience in Logistics – ie., Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Ocean/air Carriers, Trucking, Distribution.
  • Practical experience with Microsoft Office tools – specifically Excel, Word and  Access.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-4 years previous experience in Logistics – ie., Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Ocean/air Carriers, Trucking, Distribution.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office tools – specifically Excel, Word and  Access.
  • Experience in Flowcharting with Visio.
  • College Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain.

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.