Logistics and Materials specialist

  • Location

    Vancouver, Canada

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

  • Contact:

    Paul Kalisch

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  • Published:

    almost 4 years ago

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Horizon Recruitment Inc. is currently seeking a Freight and Materials Specialist to join our client's operations team. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will handle all inbound raw material shipments including shipping documentation and logistics & warehousing relationships. You will manage raw material delivery to multiple manufacturing facilities ensuring materials arrive as per manufacturing requirements.

Job Description:

  • Manage review process for all existing transportation and warehousing vendors
  • Manage logistics, distribution, and warehousing relationships for a national operation with a broad variety of clients
  • Expedite raw material deliveries for Bulk, rail, TL / LTL shipments
  • Manage carrier information and agreements in ERP system (SAP)
  • Expedite order ready dates and supplier documentation
  • Liaise with purchasing and vendors to ensure constant supply of materials / finished goods at competitive rates
  • Liaise and build relationships with suppliers and vendors (internal and external)
  • Arrange consolidated shipments and/or warehousing as per facility requirements
  • Create and review logistics and warehousing KPIs


  • Post-secondary education related to Logistics, Supply Chain or International Freight Forwarding (CiTT, PLog etc)
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • 5 years of work experience inbound shipping at a freight forwarder, manufacturer or distribution operation.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic knowledge of other large ERP systems. SAP experience is an asset
  • Organized, meticulous, punctual and reliable even in stressful and deadline driven situations
  • Analytical skills, problem solving abilities and creative thinking

**Only candidates who are eligible to work in Canada will be considered.** 

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.