Logistics Specialist
Asahi Kasei

Fowlerville, Michigan

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At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Plastics North America where our products are used in a wide array of molding applications including automotive, consumer, electronics, furniture, and industrial parts and they provide excellent solutions for pressure vessels.

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.

Job Description:

Job Overview

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, the Logistics Specialist will be responsible for managing TMS system, coordinating variety of freight requests, returns, claims, logistics projects, programs and initiatives aligned with operational goals to reduce overall costs to serve internal and external customers. The person in this role will be expected to interact cross departmentally to make improvements in the way we operate. Incumbent will be expected to negotiate with outside vendors/carriers and service providers to improve overall freight and logistics costs; and improve key service metrics related to customers' orders: on time delivery, reduced damages, etc.

Job Tasks

  • Implement work processes to ensure customers' expectations around deliveries are met
  • Daily tendering domestic freight through our transportation management system
  • Manage returns, claims and daily logistics email requests related to order shipping
  • Develop and maintain relationships with logistics and supply chain partners including carriers
  • Manage freight and logistics projects in support of overall company goals
  • Schedule international freight shipments including air and ocean modes of transit and work with freight forwarders, customers, and internal parties to ensure on time delivery of Export orders
  • Knowledgeable about international customs policies and regulations (eg: USMCA/other FTA's, HTS, customs documentation, etc.) to support export/import strategies
  • Seek continuous improvement through periodic assessments

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/actions at once is required
  • Must be a quick learner and passionate about logistics
  • Good communication skills with various types of audiences
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external partners
  • Good business sense to understand costs and tracking results
  • Sense of urgency, ownership and self-initiative
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to solve complex problems with minimal guidance and short lead times

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Licensures, and Certifications)
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, but not required
  • Fluent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • At least four years of logistics/TMS/ERP/SAP experience required
  • Experience in dry bulk transportation is highly desirable
  • General knowledge of Export/Import international logistics
  • Experience in leading projects

Work Environment / Physical Demands / Travel
  • Due to 24/7 operation, some work-related issues may require attention after normal business hours and weekends
  • Minimal travel required


We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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