Shipping coordinators are responsible for ensuring that inbound and outbound shipments meet customer and company standards. Additionally, these professionals must verify that counts of items being shipped and received are accurate, as well as ensure that monthly inventory counts are performed correctly. In all tasks, shipping coordinators must meet company safety standards to ensure the work environment is safe for themselves and their team. Additionally, these coordinators are in charge of making sure that all paperwork for shipped and received items are filed correctly in accordance with company standards.
This job is normally performed in a warehouse setting, and typical employers include companies that ship a substantial number of products to customers. This job may be physically demanding and require that employers work on their feet all day. This is usually a full-time position that requires flexible hours.
Most companies require that a shipping coordinator has a high school diploma or equivalent, along with a minimum of three years' experience in the field. Being able to work independently, operate a forklift, and operate clamp truck are also required for shipping coordinators. These individuals must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds, be a team player, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Shipping Coordinator Tasks
Prepare and process products for shipment, working to ensure all orders are filled correctly.
Determine which delivery services each order requires.
Keep records of shipments and file packing slips.
Enter data such as addresses, quantities, and weights to complete the paperwork necessary for shipping.