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Logistics Specialist (Metals Coordinator)

LIKE NO OTHER COMPANY! Are you passionate about working for a company that cares about you and the community? If you are, Schupan would love to talk to you! Our 50-year formula for success has been simple: to treat their employees and customers as they would wish to be treated. Being family owned and operated gives Schupan the opportunity to appreciate you as an employee but also as a unique individual. We still believe in a family oriented environment and find when you enjoy the people you work with, the job just seems a little more fun.

A little bit about us:

  • We care about our employees and our community, which is why safety is our number one concern and we hold ourselves to high standards.
  • We are all about investing in the growth of our employees.
  • Being fair and honest with our customers and employees has always been our top priority. Without them, we wouldn't be here.
  • When you set the bar for high standards, it comes across in your work. From safety to production outputs, quality is everywhere.


The Logistics Specialist is responsible for working with suppliers of materials, freight companies and consumers to arrange timely pickup and delivery of goods. Will also be serving as one of the primary logistics coordinator for the Trading Group as well as developing and maintaining relationships with logistics vendors.

Essential Functions

  • Negotiates terms, conditions and freight rates with vendors that service our accounts to ensure a healthy base of carriers to utilize in the marketplace
  • Communicates routinely to the commercial group freight market conditions to ensure the highest level of customer service to customers
  • Works closely with brokerage customers in accordance with PO terms and conditions regarding material pickup and delivery
  • Uses discretion and independent judgement when handling customer satisfaction on non-conforming brokerage loads
  • Evaluates and compares possible courses of action for non-conforming brokerage loads such as freight carriers, processors, price, etc. and makes recommendations to the President of Materials Trading
  • Develops and creates reports as needed for internal and external customers utilizing Excel and Crystal Reports
  • Schedules loads, handles issues (i.e. rejections/downgrades) and all other customer related concerns that pertain to delivering goods to the plant for end consumers
  • Trains with commercial group to develop a base understanding of materials being traded to anticipate individual trading among the group
  • Assists Materials Trading team with administrative tasks including but not limited to making travel arrangements, purchasing customer/vendor gifts, mailing holiday cards and assisting with power point presentations
  • Performs 3rd party administration tasks as needed
  • Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets and office machinery
  • Occasionally lift and/or move office materials including files and equipment weighing up to 10 pound
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather elements


Required Education and Experience

  • 2 years of related experience and/or training
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to research, collect and track data
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Routinely switch between routine tasks
  • Ability to work well in group problem solving situations and demonstrate emotional intelligence when dealing with emotional topics and remain open to others’ ideas
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional customer interactions
  • Ability to work well under pressure and respond to employees and customers with respect and consideration
  • Routinely work independently
  • Ability to edit correspondence for spelling and grammar
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to achieve highest productivity while maintaining work quality
  • Ability to make decisions and provide support and explanation for why the decision was made
  • Ability to ask for assistance with tasks when necessary
  • Knowledge of basic algebra
  • Knowledge of RIMAS, Access Database, Microsoft Exel, and Microsoft word software as well as the Anh Busch website
  • Proficiency with 10-key

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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