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Administrative Assistant / Shipping at HomeKare Inc

Company Overview

Small growing local wholesale company is seeking an organized office specialist to support our sales manager and internal transportation specialist. 

Our business is growing and we need to add to our sales and transportation department. We distribute diapers and paper products all over the world, usually by truckload or containers directly from the supplier’s warehouse to the client.

We are a friendly and upbeat office, and we work as a small and dedicated team to be responsive and provide reliable service to our customers. We want our team members to always think of a better way, and to take initiative to get their job done.

Job Summary

Responsibilities and Duties

This position is ideal for someone who likes to learn, stay busy, solve problems, create checklists and keep your manager organized

  • This role will train with the current transportation specialist to take over many of his daily tasks, such as getting freight quotes, ordering product, creating shipping documents, tracking shipments and troubleshooting delays.
  • Outside contacts would include our vendors, shipping carriers, and our clients, via email and phone.
  • You would work closely with the transportation specialist to learn the job and industry, and with our owner who is a dynamic salesperson.
  • Other duties would include setting up basic systems to organize and streamline our sales and shipping process, and administrative support to the owner and accounting manager.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ideal candidate has worked at least 5 years in a small and busy office, supporting a sales, shipping, or service team or owner directly.

  • No shipping experience is required, we will train the right person.

  • Experience in proposals, shipping, scheduling or dispatch would be helpful.

  • This job is for someone with a good memory, good with basic math and who likes numbers, above-average office computer skills (especially Excel), and the desire to learn new programs and skills quickly.

Benefits and Perks

This position is full-time with competitive base pay, paid time off, and access to health insurance.

Our office is centrally located in Cheektowaga on Harlem Road.

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