Now Hiring: Transportation Coordinators
Transportation Coordinators are team players who thrive in a fast-paced, high energy, family-oriented atmosphere. They make logistics happen, acting as the connection between customers and the carriers that deliver their freight. Working in a Watco Logistics branch office, these super-communicators are in constant motion, lining up how freight will get from point to point and scheduling the loading and unloading of shipments.
The rewarding thing about being a Transportation Coordinator for Watco is seeing the full process from pickup to delivery and having variety in a workday. This ranges from administrative tasks to shipment tracing to customer/carrier rate negotiation. No two days are alike in this role, which offers salary plus commission.
Wearing many hats, our Transportation Coordinators are learning every day – gaining exposure to all the steps, challenges, and solutions that arise with the delivery of goods. Transportation Coordinators build skills and set themselves up for potential career advancement.
Service industry workers and career-changers who are adaptable, good with people, and who can operate in a high-speed environment are successful in this role. Skills that transition well are computer skills and organizational skills.
- Coordinate transportation shipments
- Build relationships – internal team members, customers, and carriers
- Track and trace customer shipments
- Conduct spot pricing and rate negotiation, and handle related concerns
- Assist Account Managers with load coverage