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Logistics Coordinator in Underwood, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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    Underwood, IA
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Job Description

 Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Logistics Coordinator is responsible to administrate, coordinate and manage efficient and cost effective transportation services while meeting internal and external customer needs.



The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Determine delivery methods, negotiate rates, select carriers, coordinate deliveries and evaluate carrier performance.
  • Maintain communication with Plant / DC locations, Customer Service, Inventory and carriers to ensure proper execution of transportation plans.
  • Coordinate with customer service representatives on exceptions, rush orders and order changes.
  • Prioritize job responsibilities.
  • Identify and resolve Transportation pricing and delivery issues to maintain positive customer relations.
  • Identify and evaluate mode of transportation (load planning), possible freight negotiations and carrier assignments based on customer requests and expectations.
  • Analyze existing shipping processes for improvements and provide support.
  • Proactively provide problem resolution for internal and external customers.
  • Support shipping locations with carrier selection, trailer pool coordination, rush shipment arrangements, and problem resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  •      Required Education:    High School Diploma (or equivalent). Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office and SAP



  • Transportation / logistics experience preferred
  • Understanding of LTL (less-than-truckload), TL (Truckload) & Parcel transportation
  • SAP/ SCALE knowledge: 1 - 3 years



  • Multi-tasking capabilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications; Microsoft Office
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Physical, Mental, and Visual Skills:

  • Must have strong organizational skills
  • Must communicate well with others
  • Must hear and speak well enough to converse with employees, must see well enough to read reports, bill of ladings, etc
  • Ability to sit or stand for up to 8 hours per day
  • Computers: Must have the capacity to understand and use computer software programs utilized by the company

Working Conditions:

Work in a climate-controlled office environment with exposure to a normal distribution environment with moving power equipment and occasional noise.



This job description is intended to briefly describe the work required for this position. This job description does not state or imply these are the only responsibilities for the position. Individuals assigned this position will be required to perform other job-related or non-job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.



About Jack Link’s:

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, MATADOR, SQUATCH, World Kitchens Jerky, Grass Run Farms Meat Snacks, Bifi and Pepperami.


The story of Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is one of family traditions. It began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing snack manufacturers in the world. Today Jack Link’s sells more than 100 different protein snacks in more than 40 countries.


The principles and traditions of Jack Link’s have been the same since its humble beginnings: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting protein snacks in the world.


EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.


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This job description is intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees performing this role.