Title:                   Logistics Manager
Position:            Full-time/Salaried Exempt
Reports to:        VP - Sales & Logistics
Division:             River
Location:            Paducah, KY
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Day-to-day customer interface, ensuring customer requirements are understood and communicated to the organization.
  • Proactive communication with operations and vessel personnel, ensuring job requirements are clear and understood regarding fleets, vessels, customers, etc. 
  • Learn the various river segments and geographical knowledge of marine areas serviced and related towing requirements.
  • Participate in pricing negotiations with customers, service vendors, etc.
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of freight values and how they impact vessel pricing.
  • Effective problem solving, creating safe operational solutions and customer value.
  • Plan vessel orders and job scheduling.
  • Prepare daily traffic reports for customers and the organization.
  • Communication and coordination of marine service vendors.
  • Documentation of vessel charters, ton mile, etc.
  • Manage voyage activity and costs to match job bids and orders.
  • Serve in on-call rotation, ensuring coverage after hours and on weekends and holidays.
  • Provide input on building most efficient vessel and barge tows – i.e., rakes, boxes, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Agriculture or related field preferred.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, be a proactive problem solver, and be comfortable in decision making process that directly affects the P&L. 
  • Must be analytical, detail oriented, flexible, organized, self-driven, creative thinker, etc.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel to customers, fleets, vendors, elevators, vessels, etc.