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Shipping Receiving Coordinator (Independence, IA)


Independence, IA, US, 50644

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Shipping & Receiving Coordinator is responsible for some of the administrative operations of the location, supporting sales, operations, and customers. Helps schedule deliveries as needed, maintains inventory records, and assists in day-to-day coordination with the supervisor. Applies knowledge of department policies and procedures and utilizes a general understanding of other departments' functions. Maintains records, prepares forms and verifies information. Duties and tasks are fairly routine. Loads and unloads trucks & customers as needed, building loads on pallets will be required. Refers questions and problems to higher levels. Reports directly to the Location Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs general clerical duties as needed such as filing, alphabetizing records, and approving invoices internally.
  • Provide superior customer service, connecting customers with sales or operations as appropriate.
  • Answer’s telephone, takes messages or directs calls and places outgoing calls.
  • Take orders from customers & Sales Representatives, create delivery tickets for dispatch as needed. Makes internal product transfer paperwork routinely.
  • Operates office equipment such as copiers, printers, calculators, personal computers, may maintain office supplies and ensure the maintenance of office equipment.
  • Greets and directs walk-in traffic and coordinates various drop-offs and pickups with LTL Freight.
  • Ensures appropriate receipt and recordkeeping of unit inventory. Performs physical inventory counts. Performs miscellaneous duties such calculating product amounts on delivery tickets.
  • Operates Forklift regularly; helps build pallet loads daily as needed.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor, manager, or Sales Representative.
  • Promote and live the Simplot brand to our customers, employees, and community as the best-in-class Agricultural distributor.

Disclaimer - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • 1+ years related experience and/or training
  • Experience in the agriculture industry preferred.
  • Forklift certification preferred, will train the right candidate.

Required Certifications

  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to count accurately.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail,
  • Must be organized and able to use the computer effectively.
  • Inventory experience a plus
  • Lifting 50+ pounds regularly.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Prior Driving Experience and CDL preferred.

Job Requisition ID: 6100

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SGS Wholesale - Independence 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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Nearest Major Market: Waterloo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cedar Falls