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Import Logistics Coordinator I

Watsonville CA

Areas of responsibility include:


  • For assigned Port(s), manage and coordinate movement of imported Ocean containers to customers or Superior Foods warehouses.
  • Generate downloads for all shipments to the US
  • Provide early identification of problem shipments, communicate/resolve with stakeholders and coordinate/ implement solutions.
  • Work closely with transportation providers ensuring efficient and effective execution of defined processes. This includes confirming shipment ETAs, reviewing routing, confirming shipping line, government agencies and port releases, requesting/confirming wire payments, scheduling delivery appointments, dispatching orders and confirming empty container returns.
  • Audit the 7501 Customs entry summary for each assigned shipment. Ensure accuracy of information based on established procedures. Raise discrepancies to the attention of the Logistics Manager.
  • Perform invoicing and allocate freight costs. Liaison with Account Managers, Accounting and transportation providers, as needed, to resolve discrepancies.
  • Assists in negotiating freight rates with transportation providers, targeting cost reduction, freight savings and service.

Dispatch Coordination

  • Coordinate scheduled loads via data entry, e-mail, phone, etc.
  • Update appointment spreadsheets
  • Follow up and track status of scheduled shipments
  • Update pending invoices including detentions and off-loading
  • Update and maintain pending changes on orders
  • Communicate any challenges or delays directly with order originator.
  • Schedule pick-up and delivery appointments
  • Maintain tracking sheet


  • Cross-training competency for all US ports


  • College degree in logistics/transportation preferred or 3-5 years equivalent of related Logistics experience or appropriate combination of education and experience
  • Ability to learn and understand vessel clearance and port procedures
  • Customs and FDA knowledge helpful
  • Ability to read, interpret and analyze domestic and international shipping documents, contracts and procedures.
  • Understanding of mathematics and basic accounting principles
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to solve challenging logistical problems and work with minimal direction
  • Proficient with Word, Excel
  • High level of initiative and proven team player. Work includes extensive telephone contact with carriers and cross-functional groups
  • Ability to adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities. Strong customer service skills essential
  • Foreign language skills a plus

What we offer:

Superior Foods International offers more than three decades of strength through diversification allowing the Company to be the most consistent cost-competitive producer of a full line of frozen vegetables and fruits in the world. Our global, culturally diverse staff is committed to helping our customers achieve their business goals. We are vertically integrated with broad and diversified production and supply capability. Through innovation, we continually evolve and improve our customers' market position. We offer a work culture where we connect quality of work with quality of life and promote the RITE behaviors; Respect, Inclusion, Trust, and Empowerment.

To Apply:

After careful consideration of the above responsibilities and requirements if you are interested and qualified, send your resume along with a cover letter explaining: 1)Why you are interested; 2) What makes you qualified; and 3) Include your top 3 career requirements to https://superiorfoods.applican.... Only applicants who follow these directions will be considered. If you are selected for consideration you will be contacted within two weeks to schedule a phone screen. No phone calls or third party recruiters please.