On-Site Logistics Specialist Intern

Allyn International Services, Inc. - Houston, TX

Full-time | Part-time | Contract | Internship
Allyn International is currently looking for an On-Site Logistics Specialist Intern to join our organization!
What does an On-Site Logistics Specialist Intern do?
The Intern is responsible for managing logistics activities in a manner that meet business fulfillment requirements in parallel with the goal of transportation cost reduction. The position is responsible for collecting and communicating all necessary information related to upcoming and ongoing shipments, projects and services as well as providing logistics support, consulting, and obtaining best possible transportation rates.

Required Experience and Education:
Basic computer and customer service skills
Currently enrolled in college education

Required Skills:
Bilingual highly desired (written and verbal in Spanish)
Integrity and Leadership skills
Data analysis skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Active listening
Written and verbal communication skills
Decision making abilities
Problem solving skills
Planning and organizational skills
Project management
Excellent customer service
Issue resolution experience
Ability to multitask, prioritize and be flexible

Responsibilities:
Route cargo in accordance with legal and customer requirements including:
Cargo characteristics
Transport mode
Equipment type
Service level
Least cost
Transit time
Loading and offloading requirements

Coordinate the routing process including:
Using contract rates and least cost whenever possible
Obtaining spot quotes for lanes or loads that aren’t contracted
Selecting carrier and tendering cargo in accordance with the process
Providing carrier, shipper, broker, consignee all pertinent docs and information as required
Issue resolution and shipment responsibility
Training of new employees and of clients if needed
Research and subject matter expertise in the field of logistics and transportation
Actively use either Allyn’s proprietary software or use the software chosen per the client
Accurately issue shipping documentation such as certificates of origin, customs invoices, packing lists, and certificates of insurance
Reliably track and expedite progress of specialized shipments
Capture all costs associated with a shipment including;
Freight cost
Detention charges
Storage charges if applicable
Accessorials
Surcharges
Demurrage
Other charges
Actively look for an capture savings opportunities and added value opportunities when possible
Actively participate in team meetings, conference calls, and daily project management calls with Allyn team and with the client
Department of Transportation (DOT) and other transport regulations compliance management, including permitting, over dimentional (OD), and Hazmat
Eliminate or minimize risk exposure for Allyn and customers
Maintain online tracking and metrics tools
Track and resolve freight claims
Provide excellent customer service to Allyn customers

Position Details:
Location: Houston, TX
Work Schedule: Hourly, Part-Time or Full-Time
Physical Demands: Sitting, typing
Work Environment: Office Cubicle
Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits:
Enjoy a small team environment, an assigned mentor, a 2 week training schedule, team building events, and more!

Allyn is a privately-held professional services firm established in 1992. We are dedicated to providing high quality, customer centric services and solutions for the global marketplace. Our core products include transportation management, logistics sourcing, freight forwarding, supply chain consulting, tax management, and customs compliance. Our clients range from small local businesses to Fortune 500 firms in industry sectors such as power generation and renewable energy, road construction equipment, electronics, industrial materials, heavy duty trucks, mining and drilling equipment, oil and gas, modular building, medical equipment, not for profit, and US government. Allyn conducts business in over twenty different languages and has extensive experience in both developed and emerging markets. Our highly trained experts are located throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Allyn has regional headquarters in Fort Myers, FL USA, Shanghai P.R. China and Prague, Czech Republic.

Allyn offers a team environment, competitive benefits and ongoing training, and support for our team members. If you are in alignment with our corporate values of focused growth, well-being, enjoyment, contribution, excellence, creativity, prosperity, and integrity, and while valuing professionalism and teamwork - now is the time for you to accelerate your career and join the Allyn team. Apply today or refer a qualified friend!