Freight Associate Job Description

Freight Associate Job Description

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Freight associate provides warehouse support to Nut & Gift Shop, including retrieving product orders and stocking in the warehouse using forklift.

Freight Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead the transition from the current manual billing process for inbound freight
Assist with the unloading of trucks and processing of freight
Research errors for data entry, system rating, carrier invoicing on freight invoices
Research freight invoices from various reports and create appropriate transactions within the SIMS system
Verify, code, and process freight related invoices for payment in SAP
Enter details of shipment in the freight system
Perform additional, sometimes specialized duties as required by business needs including, but not limited to, stocking, freight processing, fulfillment, receiving, resolution of damaged merchandise
Supervises a team of specialists and analysts on day-to-day tasks, such as freight shipments, planning, and execution
Stays educated on developments, changes and trends related to the supply chain industry
Identify areas of opportunity which will improve the standard of the Inbound/Outbound freight process, by utilizing BI Reporting tools to reduce dependence on manual shipment trackers

Freight Associate Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Freight Associate

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Education for Freight Associate

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Employers hiring for the freight associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Engineering, Education, General Education, Business, Management, Technical, Accounting, Finance, Associates, Manufacturing

Skills for Freight Associate

Desired skills for freight associate include:

Fabric and Function details of Under Armour products
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Shipping process and government regulations through cross training with other team members
Excel
System based tools for proper
WEI supply chain
Machines and tools
Warehouse roles and is qualified in all aspects of warehouse operations
Products
Warehouse operations

Desired experience for freight associate includes:

Supervise the stockroom staff and coordinating activities of the Category Specialists
Review all business communication documents
Create a sell-through plan for all Key items and Promotional items based on stock ownership
Establish and communicate priorities for clearance replenish, auditing clearance fixtures to guarantee assortment is priced, compelling and seasonally appropriate
Manage and maintain Damages and RA requests
Ensure damages are processed and RA's requested every 2 weeks

Freight Associate Examples

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Freight Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of freight associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freight associate
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new supply chain processes
  • Manage Finished Goods Supply Chain models
  • Manages freight invoices within the transportation management system
  • Make payment of international freight when necessary
  • Unload daily deliveries and stock cases, displays and backroom coolers with new and existing products/inventory
  • Verify that quantity, quality and products delivered match invoices and assist department in tracking vendor credits and records of inventory, damages and variances
  • Properly handle products, use equipment, keep accurate logs and follow sanitation practices in accordance with food and human safety guidelines
  • Identify and process product that is available for a price reduction sell though
  • Communicate critical items to be pulled for immediate processing on arrival while keeping all teammates aware of stock availability and the arrival of new product
  • Compile feedback for the Allocation and Merchant Teams based on selling trends, ownership, and individual needs
Qualifications for freight associate
  • Provide support as Sales Associate, Service Manager and other assigned duties as needed
  • Plan, implement, coordinate and execute audit (internal) processes including defining the audit scope, testing to ensure adherence with established controls, and reporting known or possible deficiencies
  • Ability to read and speak the English language proficiently in order to communicate with others
  • Areas
  • Preps merchandise for the merchandising process by ensuring merchandise is sorted and staged appropriately
  • Assists selling department Associates and Store Management in moving merchandise and fixtures on the selling floor or between the selling floor and stockroom areas
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Freight Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of freight associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for freight associate
  • Remain proactive when resolving invoice process problems and make sure they are paid correctly and on time
  • Be prepared to test new programs for the group when upgrades are released to ensure they perform the expected functions
  • Maintain relationships with internal customers external vendors
  • Other assigned duties by supervisor
  • Maintain customer order integrity by pulling orders accurately and packing the orders in a manner that will ensure quality upon delivery
  • Associates will be trained in the use of RF Scanners and printers Voice Pick system
  • Other job duties that may be assigned
  • Other duties that may be assigned by leadership
  • Unloads and unpacks shipping trucks
  • Examines shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages and overages
Qualifications for freight associate
  • Previous Accounts Payable experience required
  • Attention to detail, ability to operate multiple financial systems simultaneously
  • Background and drug testing will be required
  • Prearing international and domestic shipment
  • Recording, inspecting, checking, auditing all outbound shipments
  • Creating outbound shipment documents
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Freight Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of freight associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freight associate
  • Adhere to specific client SOP's
  • Learn the billing functions
  • Follow up and/or track shipments with agents, carriers and warehouses
  • Provide direction to ensure the maintenance of the stockroom is clean, safe and in accordance with company directives
  • Manage the daily replenishment and put away processes to ensure timing and accurate execution
  • Assign tasks and monitor schedule/breaks for the associates within their department
  • Assist associates to provide increased service to customers in response to specific needs and requests
  • Execute activities related to store initiatives (for example, efficiency procedures, safety procedures)
  • Participates in developing and supporting strategies for identifying, selecting, quantifying, and maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Evaluates and recommends improved techniques for operations control, reliability, quality, and safety
Qualifications for freight associate
  • Keyboarding and/or typing speed 55 WPM, preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Edge system preferred
  • Track shipments and obtain proof of delivery
  • Acquires Returned Merchandise Authorizations and arranges appropriate
  • Must have good analytical skills, be able to prioritize jobs, manage projects, solve
  • Minimum of Five years customer service/dispatch experience or related degree
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Freight Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a freight associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freight associate
  • Reviews and analyzes data
  • Maintains effective communication with national transportation coordinators to ensure timely payment and issue resolution
  • Identifies opportunities for cost, quality, and vendor improvement and presents findings to management
  • Compiles and executes against reports such as the PO PEND, Load Accrual and Lost Sales, and compiles information to share with logistics, purchasing, operations, carriers and vendors as necessary
  • Actively resolves issues or concerns that pertain to work related and assigned tasks
  • Verifies and enter/update information into various systems in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Follows up with internal and external sources on requests and status checks
  • Prepares a variety of documents, reports, and records including carrier scorecards, invoice/bills, vendor profile, transit time, master scheduling scorecards and analytics preparation data
  • Obtains and conveys information such as carrier on-time metrics and open PO specifics
  • Execute Third Party (3P) Stock transactions in a timely manner and in compliance with GCS procedures to ensure transaction accuracy and invoice generation for 3P shipping procedures
Qualifications for freight associate
  • Computer skills and math skills
  • Must possess valid lift certification
  • Experience working with Invoices Not Received, Open Transfers, OS & D Claims, Surplus Item Resolution, Warehouse Item Maintenance, Warehouse Locator Maintenance, Safety Stock Reviews, Min/Max Reviews, Forecast Reviews, and Reconciling Cars Held for Parts
  • Follow up on invoices (including calling vendors) and update status of open items
  • Review and resolve invoices prior to becoming past due
  • Assist with month-end cutoff and accounting for accruals
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Freight Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a freight associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for freight associate
  • Create deliveries and Post Goods Issue to ensure net inventory is zero
  • Ensure month end/quarter end close run smoothly through close liaising with all stakeholders
  • Manage PO Trackers with 3rd Party Logistics Company to ensure all stakeholders are aware of shipment status
  • Highlight any risks to PO delivery dates (OTIF metrics) and escalate to get resolutions of same
  • Assist in the certification & legalization of shipping documents, including liaison with Chambers of commerce, Embassies, Banks and other regulatory authorities
  • Support all internal & external compliance responsibilities relating to Carrier Management are met including GCS & SOX controls & AIBI
  • Receive, match and review bill of ladings, check requests and other related document for correct load information
  • Codes, verifies and electronically enters invoicing and paying data into application
  • Scans and classifies paperwork to correct load
  • Submits reviewed loads to Broker for approval via the application
Qualifications for freight associate
  • Prior experience with Great Plains accounting software
  • A strong understanding of general ledger accounts to code invoices
  • Hard worker who always goes above and beyond
  • Skilled collaborator
  • Associates Degree or Business
  • Finance and Accounting 1-2 years of experience in a professional environment

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