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Logistics Specialist

Company: Ukpeagvik I--upiat Corporation
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Location field must contain 'city, state' or a zip code to perform a radius search (e.g., Denver, CO or 46122 ). City and state must be separated by a comma followed by a space (e.g., Houston, TX ) UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies Logistics Specialist Anchorage , Alaska Apply Now Bowhead Transport Company (BTC) provides marine cargo transportation; lightering; environmental and research support, logistics and oilfield services. We have a diverse fleet of vessels that provide our customers with comprehensive marine solutions in challenging environments throughout Alaska. We are seeking an experienced Logistics Sales Specialist headquartered in Anchorage, AK. Bowhead Transport offers an impressive insurance plan with optional 401K benefits.Job Summary:The Logistics Sales Specialist will work under the direction of the General Manager. The primary responsibility of the Logistics Sales Specialist is to help customers with their project planning providing freight solutions and selling our services. The role requires a high volume of customer interaction utilizing phones, email, social media, and occasional meetings in person. Prospecting new leads, developing deals, providing exceptional customer service, closing business deals and account management will all be responsibilities of the Sales Specialist.This position will also work with the company's administrative assistant to track cargo, and organize such items as manifests, wharfage, moorage, and other port activity.In conclusion, the position is a vital component of Bowhead Transport, and key to its success. Personal attributes that highlight a successful Logistics Sales Specialist are strong writing and communication skills with an ability to sell services effectively utilizing all forms of communication. A background in sales will be helpful. Organizational skills, self-reliance, and professionalism are all requirements.--- Responsible for initiating sales calls to prospective or current clients--- Prospect for leads and perform cold calls to build a pipeline of business--- Supervise accounts and maintain regular communication to retain existing relationships--- Responsible for price quotations and service negotiation with customers and carriers--- Responsible for creating sales goals to aid in achieving target goals--- Responsible for supervising shipments until delivery completed to guarantee smooth operations and customer satisfaction--- Build relationships with occasional one-on-one in person meetings.--- Document and track all significant customer interaction and quotes through the company--- Coordinate with other departments to integrate company logistics with current business systems or processes.--- Identify optimal shipment and transportation routes--- Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers--- Maintain a motivated and productive team environment through performance and leadership--- Monitor the competitive marketplace, rates, planning, acquisitions, etc.Logistics Sales Specialist Requirements and/or Beneficial Attributes--- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and commonly used marketing software.--- Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure, identify and prioritize critical issues and effectively identify solutions for mutual benefit of company and client.--- Attendance, punctuality and reliability, are essential traits required for this position.--- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning. Resource allocation, leadership technique, and the coordination of people, assets and resources.--- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. Information exchanged in person, in writing, by telephone or e-mail.--- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with clients, and maintaining them over time.--- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among company team members.--- Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.--- A minimum of 2 years experience working directly with customers including sales experience.--- Experience with conventional and unconventional commercial projects.--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A good / complete grasp of the English language.--- Must demonstrate the ability to determine cargo rates and estimate associated expenses, (Working with Bowhead Transport sales and management)--- Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling / completing obligations.--- Strong interpersonal skills; social personality with the ability to form and maintain numerous professional relationships.--- Strong multi-tasking and time management skills to balance and prioritize work.--- Highly organized with strong attention to detail.--- Comfortable interacting with management.--- Must demonstrate ability to strike a balance between business goals and cultural values.Requirements In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.Preferred Experience:--- BA degree in Marketing, Logistics, Business, or equivalent with an additional 2 years sales experience and/or prior work experience in the marine transportation industry or equivalent--- Possess a strong track record of sales success including in person sales, telephone sales, and general customer service.--- Understanding of Alaska's logistical challenges, and the different Alaska regions.--- Possess extensive knowledge of sales principles and in-depth knowledge of marketing techniques.--- Must be a strong team player who is also capable of working independently.--- Communication skills: Applicants for a logistics / sales role must be analytical problem solvers able to handle stressful situations while putting the needs of the customer first.--- Time management and multitasking skills: It is not uncommon to be on the phone while sending emails at the same time.--- Must have good computer skills utilizing excel spreadsheets, and word processing capability.--- Must possess a valid Driver's License.Physical Demands--- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to read text on computer screen and in hard copy, stand or sit, talk, and hear.--- Exposure to moderate levels of noise in a well-lit, well-ventilated and moderately paced office Environment.--- Occasionally required to carry/lift up to 50 lbs.Environmental Conditions:--- Typical office setting in urban/rural environment in a large office building.UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer--- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.--- All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.--- If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.--- Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver's license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.--- UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V#LI-SK1UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies

Keywords: Ukpeagvik I--upiat Corporation, Anchorage , Logistics Specialist, Professions , Anchorage, Alaska

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