Job Description Essential duties and responsibilities of the Freight Lead are the following: Tracking all outbound deliveries on a daily bases. Tracking weather conditions around the country Scheduling all local deliveries using the company truck Select carriers for shipments from a list of approved carriers and make the necessary arrangements for deliveries and pickups(Airfreight) Schedule Airfreight driver Schedule all common carrier freight with trucking companies Process UPS and FedEx shipments daily as needed Compare quotes from common carrier freight companies for the best rate Alert the Sales Dept. on late deliveries and keep them updated on the status on the late deliveries Update customers about the status of their orders Reconcile airfreight statements and bills Reconcile Overnight statements and bills Prepare labels, bill of lading, packing slips, for shipping items Keep updated procedures for important daily tasks Keep accurate and organized files for daily paperwork Inform Sales Dept. of any additional freight charges Ensure Data Entry is done daily and accurately Process all Freight claims Deliver all backup paperwork to accounting as needed Assist in answering inbound telephone calls Other duties as needed Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed: Excellent communication skills are required, both written and verbal Must process a high degree of self-motivation Planning and time management are absolutely essential Organizational skills are essential Some college background is preferred Must be comfortable on a computer to process data entry Must have knowledge of software such as Office, Excel, Quick Books, FedEx, and UPS Ability to multitask and operate in a fast-paced environment Be willing to learn new logistics techniques and gain experience and negotiate freight rates Provide customer service when required Geographic knowledge of the United States and Mexico are a plus Prior Supervisory or management experience is preferred Bilingual(English and Spanish) is preferred Job Type: Full-time Salary: $15.00 /hour
About West Coast Staffing West Coast Staffing was first opened in 2010. We have provided staffing services to a wide array of locations, all throughout California. Through the last few years we have expanded to 4 locations. Our ethics are a critical building block of our business. Our own success is based on adherence to the highest ethical standards; long-term client relationships, the ability to identify top candidates, and the high-quality professional development of WCS professionals protecting the confidentiality and interests of clients and candidates.