What does a Logistics Coordinator actually do?
Hi Andressa, can you explain in a single sentence what you do as a Logistics Coordinator?
In short, I am responsible for all national and international logistics of CREMER OLEO Brazil. We mainly deal with glycerine and soybean lecithin. So I take care of our container deliveries from scheduling the loading of material at the local factories in Brazil to delivering the full containers abroad. I handle all the local operations, the deadlines with the shipping lines and local costs.
Good coordination is essential for your job, right?
Indeed, as well as good communication! I do all the communication with our suppliers and our customers to arrange the operation, ensuring that all requirements and specifications are properly met. The container process has many details and requires constant contact with all involved parties, the factories, ship owners and customers, which is also part of my duties.
The container process has many details and requires constant contact with all involved parties, the factories, ship owners and customers.
If you had to name the most important task of your job, what would that be?
The most important function of my job is to ensure that the suppliers and the customers are well served. This may also be the hardest part of my work, because sometimes it’s difficult to meet the availability of the factories, to deliver the material with the deadline of the shipping lines, to ship the goods within the dates needed by the customers, and to fulfill all local deadlines in a short period of time. But it also makes my work very dynamic and makes me ready for new challenges.
What do you like most about your job?
It's really the daily challenges that I love most. Every problem that comes up challenges me to do my best to solve it. For me, there is nothing better than going to sleep with the feeling of accomplishment and a satisfied customer. It's amazing that everyone in our team thinks like this: Everyone is an expert in his or her respective task and always seeks to deliver the best. But we are always working very closely together and helping each other.
What advice would you give to someone who is at the beginning of their career?
I often advise people with the same advice I received: never stop studying, have clear goals, learn from others, be loyal to yourself and the people around you, accept change and, most importantly, do what you love.