Distribution Coordinator


Manufacturing and Production

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Chicago, IL - Metro - (USA) 525 West Monroe Street Suite 1500 IL Chicago , IL 60661



Job Description

Job Description:

Coordinator is to verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments. A typical distribution coordinator is responsible for reviewing production, work and shipment schedules and recording inventory levels, cost, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

* Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipment.

* Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, and shipping orders to route materials.

* Determine shipping method for materials, using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates.

* Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, and damages and discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, and record keeping purposes.

* Contact carrier representative to make arrangements and to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.

* Confer and correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and non-conformance to specifications.

* Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.

* Deliver or route materials to departments, using work devices, such as hand truck, conveyor, or sorting bins.

* Compute amounts, such as space available, and shipping, storage, and charges, using calculator or price list.

* Pack, seal, label, and affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using work devices such as hand tools, power tools, and postage meter.


* Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to analyze costs related to manufacturing, labor and materials.

* Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.

* Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to shipping and production.

* Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.


* High school diploma or GED required.

* 0-2 years related experience required.