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Logistics Coordinator

Nature’s Fynd

Nature’s Fynd

Administration, Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day execution of logistics ensuring goods are effectively delivered, optimizing logistics process, expanding carrier network, and maintaining accurate shipment details in our ERP. The Logistics Coordinator will also have the opportunity to be part of early-stage biotechnology that will positively impact people around the globe.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transportation booking with carriers as well as securing customer distribution center appointments to achieve on-time, in-full delivery
  • Managing shipments for efficiency and high service levels
  • Executing necessary shipment documentation (BOL’s, packing lists, pallet placards, required EDI transactions)
  • Secure and communicate updates on truck arrivals, book new trucks, and investigate delivery failures
  • Handle and process freight claims
  • Expand carrier base by onboarding new transportation providers
  • Identify process gaps, propose, and drive implementation for scalable solutions
  • Ensure shipment data in ERP is accurate and up to date
  • Act as a SME on the shipment process and partner with Operations on ensuring its success
  • Implementation of transportation management system

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field, 3+ years of relevant experience, which could include Operations, Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or Finance
  • Experience within a food manufacturing environment, CPG, or environment with short shelf life preferred
  • Experience in logistics and/or transportation required
  • Experience with transportation management system preferred
  • Experience using an ERP (NetSuite) preferred
  • Experience with broad supply-chain management and process development preferred

Position Requirements:

  • Strong sense of time organization and urgency
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet analysis, through the use of Excel and various other applications
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment, embrace entrepreneurship and have enthusiasm for innovation
  • Emphasize personal transparency and accountability
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently & with a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively and quickly, both verbally and in writing, across organizational functions
  • Exhibit strong sense of professional and personal integrity
  • Inherent curiosity and creativity in solving problems to understand how things work, ability to flex between a “big picture” understanding and a detailed analysis
  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing priorities
  • Intellectually humble; able to accept and provide candid feedback


  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • 100% paid employee benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous Parental leave policy
  • Opportunity to join a company with an aggressive growth trajectory that will revolutionize multiple industries
  • Engaging and dynamic work culture full of innovation and collaboration with your fellow Fynders

Commitment To Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, And Belonging:

  • Nature’s Fynd views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values

EEO Statement:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law