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Packing Coordinator

Date: 08-Jun-2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 160922
Job Function: Cross-Product Functions
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Department: Other Cross-Product Functions (CPF-10), Cross-Product Functions


Location: Houston, TX (HOU), United States

Contract Type: Permanent

Full time/Part time: Full-time

Travel Required: 0%

Start Date: 24/06/2019

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain Services. We operate a global network with some 500 branches in more than 80 countries, and employ approximately 15,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Packing Coordinator who will coordinate the packing requirements and process shipments in a safe and accurate manner, ensuring operational excellence, high productivity and customer satisfaction.


* Receive, enter and file customers’ Purchase Orders, if not processed via Electronic Data Interface (EDI)

* Track receiving reports daily

* Receive job jacket following the checking process

* Pull Purchase Order and match to vendor’s packing list

* Resolve vendor Over Short & Damage (OS&D’s) identified by checking (if required) in cooperation with the internal and/or external customer

* Send job out for re-check, if required

* Coordinate hazardous material requirements, if applicable

* Prepare and issue material receipt, including entry of items/quantities received

* Release to Packing including all pertinent packing instructions and shipping details

* Verify in the system when all packing functions have been completed

* Print the export Packing List, Release to Deliver and Invoice. Distribute documents to appropriate Forwarder/Customer.

* Prepare file for billing

* Maintain telephone, fax and e-mail communications with external and internal customers

* Attend meetings with external and internal customers

* Coordinate packing requirements with internal and external customers as required

* Report any unusual issues regarding shipments to management

* Ensure proper maintenance of packing records

* Perform other functions as assigned by management


* High school diploma or equivalent

* Post-secondary vocational training or college degree in Business Administration, Transportation or Supply Chain Management is preferred

* Excellent knowledge of export and packing regulatory requirements with proven track record of two (2) years in industry

* Knowledge of related Panalpina products and features

* Working knowledge of local market (customers, competitors, suppliers)

* Prior success delivering results in a similar customer and deadline-driven global environment


* Customer-focused and effective problem solver

* Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with Internal and External customers

* Delivers results while embracing change, generating new ideas, and adhering to principles and values

* Demonstrates good judgment and ability to make decisions

* Successfully manages competing priorities and completes individual tasks and as part of the Team

* Willingness to learn and take responsibility for self-development

* Proficient in Panalpina forwarding, web-based, and Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word)


* Must be able to communicate effectively in English in a professional business environment

* Due to Panalpina's global presence and customer base, fluency in foreign languages is highly desirable

Specifics for Job / Environment

* The position is located in Houston, TX (HOU)

* Work is performed in a professional business environment

* Due to fluctuating customer and business requirements must be willing to frequently work overtime, including holidays and weekends


* The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and are subject to change as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

* In order to be considered for this position you must apply online.

* Applications outside of the geographic region for position applied will not be considered, unless otherwise noted in job posting.

Panalpina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Our vision is to deliver reliable Supply Chain Solutions that add value to our Customers--every time!