Expeditor job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of an Expeditor job summary
Our company is interested in hiring an Expeditor who has excellent vendor communication skills, strong time management skills and a commitment to meeting corporate deadlines and receiving critical orders on time. The Expeditor will be responsible for communicating with vendors and shipping companies to ensure that all critical deliveries arrive at their destinations on time. He or she will also be required to report any pending delivery delays to project management, and work with shipping companies to help get deliveries to their destinations as soon as possible.
Expeditor responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Contact suppliers to ensure that all dropship purchase orders were received and that deliveries will ship on time
- Maintain constant contact with vendors and shipping companies while deliveries are in route
- Notify project management team in a timely manner if a critical delivery is going to be late
- Work with vendors to solve invoicing issues that could delay critical shipments
- Deliver all purchase orders to vendors either by fax, overnight mail or email
Expeditor qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred)
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Exceptional computer skills
- Impeccable written and verbal communications skills