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Global Shipping Specialist

North Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #1992
Friday, August 12, 2022

ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain a leader in the testing services industry and have established a distinguished reputation for providing best in class results and client services.

Global Shipping Specialist 

Location: ALS Geochemistry, North Vancouver
Reports to: Manager, Sample Preparation & Warehousing Operations Vancouver

About the Position:

In conjunction with the Manager, this position is responsible for handling all aspects of Global Shipping and receiving of materials, supplies, and samples.  

Specific Responsibilities

Organize and handle all aspects of global shipping, receiving, storage, container pickup at ports and handle ALS brokers, ocean shipment suppliers and get quotes on behalf of ALS.
Develop and maintain procedure manuals for Global shipping and receiving.
Ensure all International shipments are scheduled and completed without any delays, and timely follow-up on all queries and questions.  
Oversee the selection and scheduling of carriers to ensure on-time delivery of all shipments using the most efficient and cost-effective methods.
Maintain international shipping & receiving and storage records for company goods and supplies and ensure necessary invoices and paperwork are forwarded to the accounting department in a timely manner.
Ensure receiving records are complete and accurate.
Ensure incoming shipments are delivered to the proper departments in a timely manner.
Prepare packaging for outgoing shipments while ensuring proper protection of goods.
Work closely with purchasing and client services departments to handle all international shipments in a timely manner.
Work in conjunction with the Quality and Safety department to coordinate quality and safety audits as required.
Proper handling of dangerous goods and TDG certification.
Responsible for preparing and maintaining all department specific documentation, including ISO documentation, receiving records, customs documentation, and import/export information.
Actively identifies cost-saving and waste reduction opportunities.
Provide guidance to domestic and international shipping rules and regulations, including any pertinent paperwork required;
Provide international shipping assistance to other ALS labs.
Train staff to ensure backup coverage is in place for effective and seamless operation.
Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality. 
Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal;
Fluency in French or Spanish is an asset;
Strong customer service focus;
Demonstrated judgment, creativity, integrity, and ability to problem solve;
Excellent prioritization skills under minimal guidance and supervision;
Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues;
Good understanding of computer applications such as Excel and Access;
Ability to work within a team environment;
Ability to work within a fast-paced, high volume environment;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Required Qualifications

College Diploma or university degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Logistics, International Trade, and Transportation or equivalent related work experience preferred;
Valid Provincial Class 5 driver’s license with clean driving history (abstract required);
Forklift license and experience operating a forklift an asset (on-site certification will be required);
Minimum two years of supervisory experience in a Shipping and receiving;
Good knowledge of Health & Safety including OH&S legislation;
Knowledge and understanding of International Customs compliance and NAFTA shipping regulations.

Physical Demands

Frequently lifting up to 50lbs bags or boxes;
Extensive walking or movement, bending, kneeling, working around machines pallets and reject bins;
Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 7.5 hours per shift;
Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks;
Comfortable in environments with high dust and noise levels.
Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.

Interested candidates can apply until July 8, 2022.

ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued. We therefore encourage applications from all individuals; particularly women, First Nations, people with disabilities and visible minorities.

ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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