Position: Shipping Coordinator
Department: Logistics & Supply Chain
Division: Samuel, Son & Co.
Type: Full-time Hourly
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Job Description:

​Responsible for making sure all shipping and receiving is processed safely and efficiently including the dispatching of drivers.



• Read all emails received and reply as soon as possible. Always include the Shipping/Receiving Supervisor in all emails pertaining to shipping and pick-up requests.
• Review the open purchase order list and call vendors to confirm orders are ready for pick-up. Once orders are confirmed as ready for pick-up, notify the Shipping/Receiving Supervisor of the ready orders.
• Document all hot shots in the Excel and e-mail the spreadsheet to the appropriate personnel.
• Notify the appropriate production personnel for all will calls that are scheduled to pick-up the next day.
• Assist customers/drivers at the will call window. If a will call order is not ship ready, notify the appropriate personnel that the customer has arrived for the order. Once the order is ship ready, assign it a loader/forklift operator to load the customer.
• Assist sales with rate quotes for hot shot, LTL and truckload carriers.
• Generate Bills of Lading (BOL’s) for required orders.
• Verify all will call orders that have been picked up to ensure the system shows a ‘transits’ status.
• Communicate with Samuel drivers if credit card pick-ups are required.
• When requested, assist Samuel drivers with customer information and driving directions.
• If any driver is unable to complete his/her delivery route, the Shipping Coordinator must immediately notify the appropriate sales person of the situation. The Sales Manager and Shipping Supervisor must also be notified.
• Verify that all delivery orders have the required customer signatures (i.e. material receipt and MTR receipt signature.)
• Assist with loading and unloading when necessary.
• All other duties as assigned.


• Proficiency with basic with Excel and Outlook required
• AS400 Experience is a plus. Attention to detail and accuracy is critical.
• Ability to self-start and self-motivate under very limited supervision required. 
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle pressures of deadlines, diverse assignment loads and high work volumes.
• Excellent ability to independently problem solve and troubleshoot required.
• Superior interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
• Ability to prioritize and switch directions, work independently and demonstrate initiative.
• Project Coordination/Management experience strongly recommended.
• Strong vendor management skills required.

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