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Logistics Coordinator

Job Req ID:  9409

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  May 12, 2023

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

To coordinate the day-to-day logistics activities for inbound and outbound transportation as well as payment, collections, and cost containment activities within the Logistics function.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Plan, coordinate and dispatch truck and rail freight for various production and offsite locations
  • Prioritize, communicate and provide administrative support to ensure that orders meet commitments
  • Proactively resolve day-to-day issues that may impact internal or external customers
  • Ensure shipments follow all safety and environmental rules and regulations and company policies
  • Audit freight payables information and provide supporting documentation
  • Input freight rates and assist with database maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with DOT and AAR regulations
  • Lead rate request process including negotiation of rates
  • Provide back up support for other logistics coordinators and team members
  • Damage and claims facilitation and support
  • Communicate with production coordinators, carriers, and sales teams
  • Monitor truck capacity to determine if carrier base is adequate
  • Conduct audits and provide reports relative to on time shipping goals
  • Daily negotiation of freight rates with carriers for all traffic lanes
  • Uses independent judgment to process expedited freight in a cost-effective manner
  • Maintain Insurance and endorsements database for LP carriers and enforce compliance eligibility
  • Coordinate with Legal Department to negotiate Motor Transportation Agreements and other contracts

What do I need to be successful?

  • 2+ years’ previous logistics transportation experience
  • Load planning or dispatching, customer service, and driver support experience
  • Knowledge rail, and truck transport shipping environment
  • Basic knowledge of logistics and transportation principles
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Inventory Management methods
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Basic project management and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, negotiation, and customer service skills
  • Ability to operate a computer and supporting software, including AS400
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position



  • Associates degree in Business or related field desirable

Work Environment

  • This position will work at home and in our Nashville office on a hybrid schedule
  • Must be within a commutable distance to Nashville or willing to relocate to the greater Nashville area
  • Occasional travel may be required



LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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