POET

  • Logistics Specialist

    Job ID
    2018-3143
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Transportation
    Shift
    Day
    Travel Required
    Up to 25%
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
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    In addition to creating biofuels at POET, we produce other valuable goods that we call co-products.Each day, when we show up to work at POET Nutrition it’s our job to market and transport, as efficiently as possible, about 20,000 tons of our high quality feed products from our bio-processing facilities to our valued customers who happen to be located all over the globe. We use trucks, trains, barges and ocean vessels to make this happen and as a Logistics Specialist it will be your job to find the right transportation resources, negotiate the best deals, and complete business contracts to ensure our products get to where they need to get to when our customers need it. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry. If you are a problem solver, detail oriented, a good team player, effective communicator and are looking for an opportunity with a strong, growing company in an exciting industry, we can provide you all the necessary training and tools to be successful.

     

    THIS JOB MAY BE FOR YOU IF…

    • You enjoy solving problems. You don’t get flustered when things don’t go according to plan. You love taking on challenges and finding creative solutions.
    • You like helping people. You’re patient and level-headed. You really enjoy exceeding someone else’s expectations.
    • You communicate effectively. You write well. You speak articulately. You’re comfortable communicating in writing and on the phone.
    • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.
    • You’re a learner. You’re not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself. You’re not afraid to ask questions as you’re always looking to improve.
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree or similar real-world logistics experience that could include dispatching, food safety, or working with logistics platforms.
    • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.

     

    A TYPICAL DAY 

    • Analyze freight lanes to find the most efficient options
    • Negotiate freight rates and service contracts with prospective carriers
    • Prospect for additional carriers
    • Work with trucking companies to schedule pick-ups and deliveries
    • Enter and process transportation instructions for our freight partners
    • Provide transportation support to merchandisers
    • Coordinate barge shipments
    • Resolve customer discrepancies when necessary
    • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!

     

     WORK ENVIRONMENT & BENEFITS

    • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.
    • We have an open work environment. No offices. We’re all in this together and we work close together.
    • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events. Bowling, karaoke, golf, obstacle course, trap shooting, and yes, lots of pot lucks!
    • Not much physical labor as most of your time will be in the office at your desk where you can sit or stand.
    • We offer competitive pay, full benefits, 401K with company match, profit sharing, performance based bonus opportunities, on-going training and tuition reimbursement.
    • At POET, we want you to live a healthy, happy and balanced life so you’ll have access to an on-site state-of-the-art Fitness Center, natural wellness options and several opportunities to contribute to a better world as a volunteer.

     

     

    To review a complete job description click here.

     

    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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