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Clearwater Paper Corporation Transportation Coordinator III in Remote, Washington

Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a publicly held company and a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and development—all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success.

Plan, assign, and monitor all rail, truck, and export shipments for site. Optimize carrier selection and utilization consistent with mill production, customer requirements and company goals.

Coordinate Domestic Freight Shipments

  • Assist in annual transportation procurement “bid” process as required

  • Plan, schedule, and tender all shipments to ensure timely delivery to customers.

  • Optimize carrier selection, equipment utilization, and freight savings goals as established in the annual transportation procurement bid.

  • Coordinate customer loading.

  • Plan, prepare and publish shipping schedules.

  • Coordinate planning and shipping activities with customer service, scheduling and production departments.

  • Divert and trace shipments as required.

  • Communicate with customer service and shipping warehouse on order shortages and/or cubing issues.

Monitor Production

  • Review the daily shipments, checking for inventory availability.

Coordinate Warehouse Loads

  • Communicate with shipping department to ensure customer and carrier commitments are being fulfilled.

  • Assist shipping with production/operational/equipment issues.

  • Communicate with carriers regarding service and expectations.

  • Provide relief for other Coordinators as needed

Communications & Customer Service

  • Communicate with shipping department supervisors to ensure customer and carrier commitments are being fulfilled.

  • Assist shipping with production/operational/equipment issues on weekends and evenings.

  • Communicate with carriers on after hours and expedited deliveries.

  • Arrange pulp returns from outside storage facilities, when required.

  • Provide relief for other Coordinators as needed.

  • High degree of business curiosity; quick learner with a proactive mindset

  • Exceptional opportunity identification and resolution.

  • Ability to innovate and improve.

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong time management skills

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in transportation or operations

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office.

  • Previous experience using enterprise resource planning software. JDE or Elixir experience a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced production environment.

  • Office environment; with limited exposure to manufacturing production mill environment

  • Some eye fatigue due to computer use and sitting for extended periods of time

Req No.: 2022-5711

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Street: 601 West Riverside Ave