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Transportation Coordinator at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ames, Iowa

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards

  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family

  • Powerful savings programs

  • Training and career progression

Transportation Coordinator

The Transportation Coordinator will be working with customers, carriers, drivers, sales, owner support, accounting and other Transportation Coordinators. Individual will possess excellent verbal and written communication and multi-tasking skills, be proficient at utilizing software programs to price freight, track loads, validate costs, and build reports to analyze and provide information. This individual should work with people in a professional and respectful manner and address issues in a constructive way.


Transportation Functions

  • Ensure that the database of all current and historical truck freight rates by geographical region, by carrier and by equipment type is developed and maintained.

  • Obtain billing information from any new customer to ensure proper billing.

  • Develop, maintain and report on carrier scorecards increasing efficiencies and aligning with appropriate carriers.

  • Verify carriers being used have proper operating authority, insurance, W-9 and other documentation.

  • Manage rate negotiation with carriers and customers daily. • Oversee daily progress of all carriers and load completion.

  • Support the long-term and short-term goals of the department

  • Solicit new business opportunities through networking, suppliers, customers, carriers and general research.

  • Communicate all potential business development opportunities to Manager, Truck Sales and Service.

  • Must become familiar with DOT hours of service rules and be knowledgeable on all HAZMAT regulations as well as customs and border crossing procedures into Canada.

Internal/External Collaboration

  • Work cross-functionally with internal departments to improve the customer, supplier and carrier experience, and identify fix root causes

  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner via phone, email, and any other means that is applicable.

  • Demonstrate the ability to accept a variety of duties ranging from special projects directed by the business unit, cross training with other Transportation Coordinators, and filling in during short absences of key position personnel.

  • Build and maintain relationships with sales staff, procurement, owner support and accounting teams

Process Management

  • Identify and implement process improvements that will enhance department and carrier productivity and effectiveness.

  • Ensure appropriate processes are in place, documented and communicated appropriately to stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 3 years qualified experience and/or training in logistics or transportation

  • If no Bachelors Degree, then 5 years qualified experience and/or training in logistics or transportation

  • Experience with computer and office procedures.

  • Customer Relations and people management background a plus


  • Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret written documents and information, general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, supervisors, and other employees of the organization; Speaks clearly and listens to get clarification;

  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume.

  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Computer Skills - Basic computer software understanding for accurate data entry and reporting. Experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and various communication and organizational skills are essential. Must be able to multitask with several projects occurring at the same time.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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