Logistics Specialist

Posted 10 Jun 2022

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 250250



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

  • Troubleshoot issues dealing with Transportation as they arise.
  • Training new transportation specialists on SAP Transactions and business processes.
  • Input and approve rate requests with steamship lines in GT Nexus.
  • Support the business with testing and enhancements as well as various other projects.
  • Run the EDI log daily and work with the Freight Forwarder and other internal employees to fix issues.
  • Ensure the Shipment Cost Document report is maintained and provide guidance to Transportation Specialists when mistakes occur.
  • Maintain the route table, connection points, transportation zones, load times, tariff zones and carrier rates in SAP to ensure data is up-to-date and correct.
  • Maintain and provide guidance for freight invoice as they come into VIM. This will include updating TK12 against the invoice and ensure proper updating for accessorial charges and base freight changes as they arise.
  • Review and conduct changes that take place when a Management of Change is entered.
  • Generate, review, and make updates to the Dangerous Goods Note when applicable.
  • Create shipments for paying of freight invoices when returns coming back from customers to 3PL Warehouse.
  • Lead and direct the TS call and bring up issues as they arise.
  • Make changes to the ZVResidual and ZVResidualTW tables as needed.
  • Serve as the administrator for the FedEx Account.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience in Logistics or Transportation
  • 3+ years of experience in SAP or other ERP system
  • High School Diploma or GED


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5+ Years of experience in logistics
  • Associate Degree
  • Familiarity with EDI concepts especially working with Freight Forwarding
  • Excellent communication and organization
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel)

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html


If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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