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Logistics Specialist

Job ID 9682 Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Solvay Composite Materials combines 50 years of technology heritage to bring a comprehensive product portfolio, expertise in material design, and extensive process engineering solutions to our customers. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, we deliver optimal material solutions to address our customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application.


Job Overview and Responsibilities:
****This job is for 2nd shift, 11am to 7pm***

Responsible for performing backup and support functions within distribution, import/export and customer forwarders to ensure continuity.  In addition to performing specific core functions such as inventory allocations, this position will provide full backup capabilities to the Inventory Specialist, and will perform additional function related specific duties as necessary or as assigned.  Performing audits and maintaining critical data will also be part of this role, as well as maintaining and updating functional procedures when appropriate or as assigned.
  • Provide backup support to maintain paperwork requirements and communications throughout the order to cash process
  • Perform order allocation duties which support our order fulfillment and transportation performance.
  • Provide ongoing support to the inventory accuracy efforts at the site, performing counts, driving cycle counts, supporting physical inventories and reporting data versus metrics.
  • Establish and maintain improved filing system and audit for adherence.
  • Provide support for sample shipment processing
  • Adhere to all supply chain related ISO procedures and any applicable cross functional processes to ensure procedural excellence and alignment.
  • Manage or participate in special projects as required; travel may be required
  • Build and maintain good relationships with carriers, forwarders, and internal customers
  • Perform all necessary training and ongoing monitoring of back up support to ensure stability.
  • Learn back up responsibilities for allocating product to orders.
  • Performing routine inventory transactions, processing of shop orders.
  • Learn BAAN systems/ process and procedures related to each function, and obtain required regulatory training.

Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma and at least three years of industry experience OR a college degree and 2 years of experience including the following:
  • Customer Service/ logistics/ customs clearance duties or related functions.
  • Experience with ERP and or AS/400 / SAP systems preferred
  • Ability to liaison with others cross-functionally within the Supply Chain, customer carriers and forwarders which may require working with multiple processes and procedures.
  • Strong capabilities using business planning software, Outlook, Excel, and Word programs.
  • Possess a high level of “self-starting” thinking based on the ability to “hear” customer problems
  • Highly independent worker, but does require periodic review with manager
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and offer solutions to complex inventory issues or involve the necessary people to ensure proper resolution.
  • Ability to analyze reports and data to recommend and enable steps for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to make key independent decisions which will eliminate delays and ensure no unnecessary delays to customers.

Soft skills required:

  • Customer focus: Demonstrates service oriented attitude under all situations; Demonstrate excellent  interpersonal skills, and strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Communication: Superior communication skills including listening, verbal and written; verbal selling, negotiation skills, and telephone skills.  Demonstrates maturity in dealing with conflict etc.
  • Technical/Functional Knowledge and Application: Proficient use and experience with ERP systems.  Strong math skills for inventory calculations, data calculations and related tasks.
  • Team Work: Develops close working relationships within the Customer Service and Logistics teams, and cross functional with Sales, Replenishment Planning, customer carriers.
  • Adaptability: Flexible, adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty.
  • Action Oriented: Self-directed, ability to work with minimum supervision but knowing when to consult others in the organization
  • Continuous Improvement: Demonstrates a learning approach towards continuous improvement.  Analytical and critical thinking, pro-active mindset

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